Audubon Coastal Bird Survey-Jackson County - Lake Mars Pier, Ocean Springs, MS-Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS)

Lake Mars Pier, Ocean Springs, MS

Audubon Coastal Bird Survey (ACBS)



Join Audubon volunteers to count and document coastal bird species. This survey pulse gauges the health of coastal bird populations and provides valuable data for addressing the conservation needs of coastal waterbirds that breed, migrate and winter along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Dates: See below

Duration: 1.5 hour

Site Type: Mainland Beach with natural shoreline

Site Description: This site has a large pier on one end, and a natural sandy shoreline adjacent to a small marsh. The most common birds are Brown Pelicans, Laughing Gulls, and a variety of terns which fish over the open water and rest on the pier. The marsh vegetation and shoreline attract herons and egrets, along with a variety of passerines. 

Meeting Location: Lake Mars Pier is located at the end of Lake Mars Avenue, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564 (Gulf Park Estates). Drive to the end of Lake Mars Ave, south of Seacliff Blvd, and park in the paved lot near the pier and boat launch.

Survey Transect: This transect is 0.6 mile long. The east end is at the pier. The west end is on the beach, even with the west end of Seacliff Blvd.

Transect GPS Coordinates: Start- 30.359319N 88.76449W  Stop- 30.365059N 88.770356W

If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact ACBS Site Coordinator, Ken Groue at (713) 301-4959 or Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Ken directly to confirm the time. 

Happy Counting!

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Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Monday, February 13, 2023 7:30 AM 9:00 AM