Terns, Skimmers, and Plovers, Oh My! Audubon Mississippi's Coastal Bird Stewardship Program
SPEAKERS: Jay Woods, Executive Director, Audubon MS; Sarah Pacyna, Director, Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program (AMCBSP); Allison Anholt, Lead Biologist, AMCBSP, Moss Point
The AMCBSP promotes the management and conservation of coastal shorebirds through volunteer-driven, citizen science, outreach, education, and capacity building, and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies, local academic institutions, and community organizations. Employing a grassroots approach to conservation, the program works to build constituents and advocates for healthy populations of shorebirds and protection of the habitats and ecosystems on which they depend. This work is being supported by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.