Staff-Led Audubon Coastal Bird Surveys - Least Tern Area, Biloxi, MS-ACBS
Least Tern Area, Biloxi, MS-ACBS
Join Audubon volunteers and staff to count and document coastal bird species. This survey provides valuable data for addressing the conservation needs of coastal birds that breed, migrate and winter along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Site Type: Mainland Beach
Site Description: This site is a mainland artificial beach system. Structures such as piers, pipes, and jetties allow for loafing gulls and terns. Expansive mudflats near Broadwater Marina host a variety of shorebirds including Sanderling, Marbled Godwits, Willets, and Ruddy Turnstones. Waterfowl, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Common Loons are especially abundant in winter just off the coast. Busy Highway 90 restricts most of the bird observations to the beach or water, but sometimes you may hear Blue Jays, Northern Mockingbirds, or European Starlings from the live oaks across the street.
Meeting location: Old Broadwater Marina. Park at westernmost end of lot.
Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. The west end is across Highway 90 from Surf Style, west of the public beach bathrooms. The east end is at Broadwater Marina.
Transect GPS Coordinates: Start- 30.391194N 88.964333W, Stop- 30.389611N 88.980667W
If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact Audubon Stewardship Manager, Melinda Averhart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (239) 410-6971. Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Melinda to confirm time.
This activity has the following schedule
|Date||Start Time||End Time|
|Monday, August 22, 2022||9:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Thursday, September 01, 2022||9:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Monday, September 12, 2022||9:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Thursday, September 22, 2022||9:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Tuesday, October 04, 2022||9:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Monday, October 17, 2022||9:00 AM||10:30 AM|