Coasts

Crucial Coastal Bill Gains Momentum in Congress

— The SHORRE Act will make coastal communities and birds more resilient to climate change.
Several large American White Pelicans take flight on an island, while a large group of other waterbirds congregate on the beach in the background.

A Plan to Keep Texas's Rookeries Rooted in Place

— Without action, a century of bird conservation could wash away with these small islands on the Texas coast.
pipes lay across a partially constructed island of light-colored sand. the island is near shore, but surrounded by water.

One Good Turn Deserves Another

— A dredging operation provides material to restore Crab Bank, an important seabird sanctuary in Charleston Harbor.
An Atlantic Puffin stands on a granite rock, its black-and-white feathers drenched from the ocean, clutching fish of several different sizes in its bright orange bill.

Long-Awaited Fisheries Bills Advance as Rough Year for Seabirds Comes to a Close

— Seabirds need better fisheries policies to raise their chicks in the face of climate change.

Audubon California's Sarah Rose Joins State and Environmental Leaders to Call for End to Offshore Oil Drilling

— Briefing organized by Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Huntington Beach)

Black Skimmers Successfully Nest on Louisiana Mainland for First Time in a Decade

— These seabirds capitalized on a restored beach in southwest Louisiana this year after several hurricanes.

New Funding to Help Gulf Coast Beachgoers Share the Shore with Birds

— Audubon leads a new collaborative effort to design more effective coastal stewardship and management plans for the Gulf of Mexico.

A Decisive Victory for the Most Important Coastal Law You’ve Never Heard of

— Audubon won a lawsuit to prevent sand mining on protected beaches and plans to expand this powerful policy.

Getting the Low-Down on Advocacy from Sally Puent

— It’s all about practice, and knowing what your goals are.

Eelgrass is the Climate-fighting Hero the Ocean Needs

— This seagrass provides carbon storage, feeding grounds for birds, and a refuge for sea life from more acidic waters.