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, godwits, and sandpiper species are especially common. The jetty systems and mudflats also provide areas for (often hundreds of) gulls, black skimmers, terns, and pelicans.

Meeting location: Turn into Jones Park on 20th Ave. Go straight through the traffic circle to the parallel parking area near the jetty and bait shop.

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- 30.362917N 89.085639W  Stop- 30.370861N 89.073556W

If you have questions about meeting time or location, please contact Audubon Stewardship Manager, Molly Folkerts Caldwell at (334) 703-8608 or mfolkerts@audubon.org. Time is subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Please contact Molly to confirm time.

Happy Counting!