Seas & Shores

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

Piping Plover chick Photo: Polly Bruckmann

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.

2016 International Piping Plover Surveys
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2016 International Piping Plover Surveys

Better understanding how to help one of New York's Endangered Species requires a partnership of international proportions.

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10 Ways to Help Beach-Nesting Birds
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10 Ways to Help Beach-Nesting Birds

It's never been easier to #SharetheShore

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Long Island Bird Conservation Program
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2016 Long Island Bird Conservation Program

Summary of 2016 activities and progress.

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Sustained Conservation for Long Island
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Sustained Conservation for Long Island

A vision for bird conservation along New York's shores on Long Island Sound.

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Be a Good Egg
Ways To Help

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Share the beach with nesting birds.

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New York's Priority Coastal Birds