Resources

Share these coastal bird resources, from videos to bird guides, with people who enjoy the beach. You’ll be helping beach-nesting birds!

Laughing Gulls, Pongwan Sukpoka/Shutterstock. coastal bird resources

Laughing Gulls, Pongwan Sukpoka/Shutterstock

Bird Guides and Flyers

Breeding Birds of the Alabama Coast, a Guide for Anglers and Beach-Goers
Breeding Birds of the Texas Coast, a Fisherman’s and Boater’s Bird Guide
Please Don’t Feed the Gulls!, a Flyer for Beach-Goers

 

Least Tern interpretive panel. coastal birds resources

Least Tern interpretive panel

Interpretive Signs

Our educational signs depict the breeding behaviors of our “Fab 4”: Black Skimmers, Least Terns, and Snowy and Wilson’s Plovers. By informing beach-goers and boaters about how to respect nesting sites, the 50+ signs encourage protection of beach-nesting birds across a wide area of vital habitats.

Black Skimmer Interpretive Panel
Least Tern featuring Wilson’s Plover Interpretive Panel

Least Terns, Ivan Kuzmin/Shutterstock. coastal birds resources

Least Terns, Ivan Kuzmin

Videos

Sharing the Beach: Nesting on the beach is fraught with danger for Wilson’s and Snowy Plovers, which lay their eggs directly on the sand. This video highlights how ABC and Houston Audubon work together to monitor populations of these species across the upper Texas coast, gathering reproductive data and banding birds to learn more about their movements and survival.

Texas Waterbirds with Gary P. Nunn: Gary P. Nunn, the music ambassador of Texas, talks about Texas’ nesting coastal waterbirds and how you can help protect them. Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away from nesting birds on islands!

Louisiana Waterbirds with Tab Benoit: Tab Benoit, blues musician and environmental activist, talks about nesting coastal waterbirds in Louisiana and how you can help protect them. Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away from nesting birds on islands!

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