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. 

COVID-19 Update from the Coast: Plovers and other vulnerable shorebirds have always practiced social distancing – from people and pets, that is. Unfortunately, our beaches are currently seeing increased foot traffic and off-leash animals. Due to current restrictions, stewardship and monitoring activities are slowed, limited, or on hold (depending on the site), so birds may nest in areas that haven’t been posted or fenced by staff and volunteers. We need your help to spread the message to #ShareTheShore!

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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.

Protect Beach-Nesting Birds
Coasts

Protect Beach-Nesting Birds

Together, we can #ShareTheShore to help birds nest and raise their young successfully.

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Share the Love, #ShareTheShore
Coasts

Share the Love, #ShareTheShore

It's more than just a hashtag. Use this digital toolkit to make waves for vulnerable birds.

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Coastal Resilience and the Future of New York’s Coasts
Advocacy

Coastal Resilience and the Future of New York’s Coasts

Our coasts are changing, but we can help keep them resilient to benefit birds and people.

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Birds That Depend on Our Coast

Coastal Updates

A Colorful Way to Help Keep Shorebirds Safe
Coasts

A Colorful Way to Help Keep Shorebirds Safe

Calling all young bird lovers in New York! We need your creativity to help beach-nesting birds.

Best Management Practices for New York's Birds and Bats
News

Best Management Practices for New York's Birds and Bats

A new set of guiding principles for offshore wind development focuses on avoiding negative impacts, and addressing information gaps

Share the Love, #ShareTheShore
Coasts

Share the Love, #ShareTheShore

It's more than just a hashtag. Use this digital toolkit to make waves for vulnerable birds.

Protect Beach-Nesting Birds
Coasts

Protect Beach-Nesting Birds

Together, we can #ShareTheShore to help birds nest and raise their young successfully.

With Monitoring Limited, Someone Drove Through a Snowy Plover Nesting Site
Coasts

With Monitoring Limited, Someone Drove Through a Snowy Plover Nesting Site

Due to pandemic-related restrictions, vulnerable shorebirds may have to rely on the kindness of strangers this breeding season.

10 Times Plovers Made My Day
News

10 Times Plovers Made My Day

Do birds get any cuter?

Audubon Receives Grants to Make Our Coasts More Resilient to Climate Change
Climate

Audubon Receives Grants to Make Our Coasts More Resilient to Climate Change

Projects in North Carolina, New York and California will improve coastal wetlands for birds and people.

2019 Shorebird and Seabird Conservation Highlights
Coasts

2019 Shorebird and Seabird Conservation Highlights

With help from Audubon chapters, volunteers, and partners, Audubon New York had one of its most successful coastal field seasons to date.

Coastal Resilience and the Future of New York’s Coasts
Advocacy

Coastal Resilience and the Future of New York’s Coasts

Our coasts are changing, but we can help keep them resilient to benefit birds and people.

Sustainable Swaps to Keep Beaches Clean
Ways To Help

Sustainable Swaps to Keep Beaches Clean

Plastic pollution is a growing problem, and can be fatal for birds and other wildlife. You can help by making sustainable swaps!