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.