Share these coastal bird resources, from videos to bird guides, with people who enjoy the beach. You’ll be helping beach-nesting birds!
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.
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!
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Parks & Recreation or call (850) 245-3029
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or call (888) 404-FWCC (3922)
Louisiana Department of Wildlife Fisheries or call (800) 442-2511
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or call (800) 792-GAME (4263)