Staff-Led Audubon Coastal Bird Surveys - Moses Pier/Jones Park-Gulfport-ACBS

Moses Pier/Jones Park, Gulfport, 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: The Moses Pier site is characterized by extensive mudflats, which attracts a huge variety of shorebirds. Plover species, Marbled Godwits, and sandpiper species are especially common. The jetty systems and mudflats also provide areas for (often hundreds of) gulls, Black Skimmers, terns, and Brown Pelicans.

Meeting location: Park at the second parking bay east of the main Jones Park entrance. The bay is directly across from Hill Place. 

Survey Transect: This transect is 1 mile long. The west end is the stone jetty near the meeting location. The east end is at the Hill Place/Highway 90 intersection.

Transect GPS Coordinates:   Start- 30.370861N 89.073556W, Stop- 30.362917N 89.085639W

If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact Audubon Stewardship Manager, Melinda Averhart at (239) 410-6971 or maverhart@audubon.org. Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Melinda to confirm time.

Happy Counting!

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 AM 8:30 AM
Friday, May 14, 2021 7:00 AM 8:30 AM
Friday, May 28, 2021 7:00 AM 8:30 AM