Coasts

Protecting the vital habitat along New York's coasts where people and birds intersect.

American Oystercatchers Photo: Seren Bagcilar

Coastal areas are a magnet for birds and people. They hold unique importance for many species of birds, offering critical breeding sites as well as rich sources of food for migratory stopovers.  Audubon New York is actively working to ensure the protection of our coasts in Long Island, where the ecosystem is one of the richest veins of biodiversity on the planet.  By expanding our successful coastal stewardship program, Audubon is enlisting a growing number of volunteers to help reduce disturbances to birds and steward nesting habitat in this area where coastal development and recreational use of beaches continues to increase. You can help birds, and other wildlife, by helping us ensure that use of coastal areas is compatible with the need to maintain the vital habitat shorebird species need to feed and nest.

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Hempstead Town's efforts to protect piping plovers pay off, officials say
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Hempstead Town's efforts to protect piping plovers pay off, officials say

The sand-colored birds are considered endangered in New York and have been protected through the federal Endangered Species Act since 1986.

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