Audubon Beach Nesting Bird Stewardship

Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (All day)

Location: mainland beaches in Harrison (and sometimes Hancock) counties

Coordinating Agency: Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program

Contact Name: Molly Folkerts

Contact Email: msauduboncoastalbirds@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (228) 285-0449

Duties: 

Audubon Mississippi is in need of volunteers to help protect vulnerable beach-nesting birds during the breeding season.  Volunteer “stewards” are needed throughout the season, but most importantly during the 4th of July holiday.  Volunteers can sign up for shifts to protect nesting Least Tern and Black Skimmer colonies.  Stewards act as colony sentinels, preventing disturbance to the nesting birds and chicks, while also educating and interacting with beach-goers to promote awareness of the threats to beach-nesting birds.

Multiple opportunities are held each summer to recruit and train new volunteers.  As the 2018 season approaches, check out our Facebook page for events!

Shifts for stewardship are posted on our volunteer website periodically during the summer months, as needs demand.  To sign up for shifts and receive emails on upcoming opportunities, make an account on our volunteer website:  https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/fb88f60d-ae22-4234-a99a-51c2607450d9/1.

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/AudubonMississippiCoastalBirdStewardshipProgram/

Website: Registration Link