Coasts

Atlantic Puffin with Herring. Shawn Casey/Audubon Seabird Institute

More Food on the Table for New England's Puffins and Terns

— Federal fishery managers took decisive action to protect Atlantic herring, a fish many seabirds eat.
Sand dunes and wetlands protect the North Carolina communities behind them from storm surge and sea-level rise. Walker Golder

Creating a More Just Climate Future for Those on the Front Lines

— The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act accounts for the unjust burden that climate change poses to communities of color.
Osprey with Menhaden. Caroline Samson/Audubon Photography Awards

Atlantic Fishery Commission Misses the Mark on Menhaden

— A new decision by an Atlantic Coast fishing regulator may put coastal birds like Ospreys at risk of not having enough to eat.
Atlantic Puffins. Ly Dang/Audubon Photography Awards

Creating Safe Havens for Seabirds

— The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act will help seabirds and coastal communities persevere in the face of climate change.
Marbled Godwit. Mick Thompson/Audubon Photography Awards

New Study Finds Humboldt Bay is Among the Most Important Places in the Entire Hemisphere for Migratory Shorebirds

— Its intertidal mudflats crowded with migratory shorebirds each year, this California bay is threatened by the aquaculture industry.
Snowy Egret. Jesse Gordon/Audubon Photography Awards

Modernizing the Ocean Energy Economy

— The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act will address the climate crisis by reducing our carbon footprint in the ocean.
Royal and Caspian Terns. Walker Golder

A Record-breaking Year of Storms Calls for Big Investments on Our Coasts

— The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act will restore and protect coastal areas that buffer communities and birds from climate change.
Brown Pelican. Franklin Abbott/Audubon Photography Awards

House Introduces Sweeping Legislation to Tackle Climate Change on Our Coasts

— The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act calls for urgent action on the issues facing our ocean and coasts.

We’re Just Figuring Out the Toll of Hurricane Laura

— As Audubon Louisiana assesses damage to its coastal sites, including Rainey Sanctuary, people in Louisiana need help to recover from the storm.
Audubon North Carolina coastal biologist Lindsay Addison (right) and volunteer Evan Buckland (left) place a band on a Black Skimmer chick in 2019. Anna Parot

Black Skimmers Show That Protecting One Beach Is Not Enough

— In its first five years, Audubon’s coastal banding programs reveal the importance of conservation across the bird’s range.