Two plovers sit in the sand on a beach next to washed up seaweed.

Coasts and Oceans

Latest news about Audubon's work on coasts and oceans.
Snowy Plovers. Photo: Katherine Pirozzi/Audubon Photography Awards

Coastal birds are in crisis.

Threatened by climate change, development, overfishing, and pollution, seabird populations around the world have decreased by 70 percent since 1950. In North America alone, shorebird populations have decreased by 70 percent since 1973. Through our Coasts strategy, Audubon is working to reverse this crisis in multiple ways.

Celebrate Audubon Texas’s Centennial with a Virtual Tour of the Coast
July 03, 2023 — A new online explorer reveals the importance of the Texas Coast for birds across the hemisphere.
Pink and blue skies with wispy clouds are reflected in water surrounded by marsh grass
Audubon and Partners Launch Community-driven Climate Projects in Three States
June 15, 2023 — New funding will support birds and underserved communities in Indiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
A flock of Red Knots fly in a murmuration over water.
How Audubon South Carolina Protects Their Coastal Birds and the Places They Need
June 01, 2023 — With their Shorebird Stewardship program, Audubon South Carolina protects Red Knots, American Oystercatchers, and other birds that find respite on their shores.
Common Tern flying over water.
The Common Tern
April 04, 2023 — Connecting the Gulf of Mexico to the Boreal Forest
Three people sit at a wooden desk. Michael, right, is speaking with his hand upraised while two other people look on.
What I Learned on Capitol Hill
December 08, 2022 — Audubon campus chapter leader Michael Kerrigan recalls what it was like to meet with legislators and advocate on behalf of birds.
A group of puffins, black and white seabirds with large orange beaks and feet, stand on a rock with the ocean behind them.
After a Climate Disaster Last Year, Maine’s Seabirds Get a Reprieve
October 05, 2022 — Audubon researchers say seabirds across the state successfully raised chicks at double the rate of last year.
This World Oceans Day, Explore the Secrets of Seabirds
June 08, 2022 — Our video series dives into the lives of seabirds and the threats they face.
Our Best Defense Against Hurricanes Is to Modernize This Coastal Law
June 01, 2022 — Congress must expand on the success of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to protect people and birds from climate change.
Crucial Coastal Bill Gains Momentum in Congress
May 11, 2022 — 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
March 16, 2022 — Without action, a century of bird conservation could wash away with these small islands on the Texas coast.