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.

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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New Jones Beach, Sunken Meadow Volunteer Program Launches
Coasts

New Jones Beach, Sunken Meadow Volunteer Program Launches

Volunteer beach stewards are Audubon's extra eyes and ears in the field, helping to minimize disturbance to nesting birds.

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Coastal Resilience and the Future of New York’s Coasts
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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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New York's Priority Coastal Birds

Coastal Updates

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
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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!

New Jones Beach, Sunken Meadow Volunteer Program Launches
Coasts

New Jones Beach, Sunken Meadow Volunteer Program Launches

Volunteer beach stewards are Audubon's extra eyes and ears in the field, helping to minimize disturbance to nesting birds.

'Beach Bucket Brigade' Strives to Make Beaches Cleaner, Beachgoers More Mindful
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'Beach Bucket Brigade' Strives to Make Beaches Cleaner, Beachgoers More Mindful

Two sisters on Long Island are channeling their love of nature to make a difference for wildlife.

Women in Conservation Internship
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Women in Conservation Internship

Giving young women the opportunity to develop skills in habitat stewardship & wildlife management.

How the Next Generation is Creatively Tackling Bird Conservation
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How the Next Generation is Creatively Tackling Bird Conservation

Young students encourage everyone to "Be a Good Egg," by respecting wildlife at the beach.

Long Island Students Spread Artful Awareness
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Long Island Students Spread Artful Awareness

Young conservationists' colorful signs encourage beach-goers to share the shore with birds.

Photographers Capture Importance of Conservation
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Photographers Capture Importance of Conservation

Mike Busch and other Long Islanders are turning their love of photography into a conservation movement.