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
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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

Take the Pledge to Be a Good Egg
Coasts

Take the Pledge to Be a Good Egg

Together, we can help shorebirds nest and raise their young successfully.

State Parks Announces Endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover has 100% Success on Eastern Shores of Lake Ontario for First Time in 30 years
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State Parks Announces Endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover has 100% Success on Eastern Shores of Lake Ontario for First Time in 30 years

Piping Plovers return and have success nesting on Great Lakes' shores, with four chicks fledged.

2018 Coastal Field Season Summary
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2018 Coastal Field Season Summary

Audubon New York’s coastal conservation efforts include educational public outreach, surveying and monitoring of shorebirds, and more.

“Sense of Wonder”: Women in Conservation Internship Experience
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“Sense of Wonder”: Women in Conservation Internship Experience

Insights from Audubon New York's 2018 Women in Conservation Field Technician Intern

Testimony: Hearing on Long Island Sound Water Quality
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Testimony: Hearing on Long Island Sound Water Quality

— Written Testimony of Amanda Pachomski, Long Island Bird Conservation Program Manager, Audubon New York
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.

Hempstead Town Launches Awareness Campaign To Protect Endangered Species With Students And Conservationists
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Hempstead Town Launches Awareness Campaign To Protect Endangered Species With Students And Conservationists

Students' artwork will remind beach-goers to 'Share the Shore' with nesting birds.

How to Become a Bird-friendly Beachgoer
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How to Become a Bird-friendly Beachgoer

Going to the beach is great, but people aren’t the only ones who enjoy it. Here’s how you can protect shorebirds while soaking up the sun.

Governor Cuomo Advances 'Save Our Waters' Bill To Prohibit Offshore Drilling Infrastructure In New York Waters
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Governor Cuomo Advances 'Save Our Waters' Bill To Prohibit Offshore Drilling Infrastructure In New York Waters

New York Moves to Protect Coastal Communities and $23 Billion Marine Economy from Environmental Disasters.

How to Report Banded Shorebirds
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How to Report Banded Shorebirds

Reporting re-sightings of banded birds plays an important role in shorebird conservation.