Coastal Stewardship

You can help make beaches safer for birds.

Audubon's Coastal Bird Stewardship Program trains volunteers to protect our coastal nesting birds through long-term monitoring, signage and fencing, beachgoer education, and working with coastal communities. Birds like terns, plovers, Black Skimmers or Brown Pelicans can be found on our coasts around the country. Whether you love the beach for sunbathing, walking your dog, fishing, kayaking or boating, please remember to share the love with our coastal birds by sharing the shore.


These iconic birds nest in coastal habitats like beaches and barrier islands, where they are affected by the pressures of human development and sea-level rise. Boaters and beachgoers, unaware that birds are nesting at these sites, may get too close, flushing parents from their eggs and chicks. Without the protection of their parents, well-camouflaged chicks and eggs can be crushed underfoot, overheat in the sun without shade from their parents, or succumb to opportunistic predators like crows and gulls. 

Help us #ShareTheShore with coastal birds - use our social media toolkit to spread the word!


Together, we can share the shore.

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