Date: 1/6/21 8:42 am From: Katie Percy <katiepercy...> Subject: [labird] BRAS Virtual Presentation - Thursday, January 14th - Audubon Coastal Bird Survey
The Baton Rouge Audubon Society (BRAS) will host our next virtual
presentation on Thursday, January 14th - just over a week away. Apologies
for the short notice! But I am very excited to have Katie Barnes tell us
about another important volunteer opportunity that is upon us.
TITLE: The Road to Recovery: How the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey helps
birds following the 2020 hurricane season
DESCRIPTION: The Audubon Coastal Bird Survey is a volunteer-based community
science program designed to provide scientists with valuable data for
addressing conservation needs of shorebirds and seabirds that breed,
winter, and migrate along the Gulf Coast. Frequent coastal bird surveys
during key migratory and winter periods are used to identify important
shorebird habitats both locally and across the northern Gulf of Mexico. The
program is already providing valuable population and habitat-use data for a
variety of coastal waterbirds, many of which are experiencing population
Understanding impacts of tropical disturbances, such as hurricanes and
flooding events, to shorebirds and their habitats is an important step
towards the recovery of local and regional coastal bird populations. The
2020 hurricane season had a record 30 named storms, including 12 U.S.
landfalls, with 5 of those making landfall along Louisiana’s fragile
coastline. As southwest Louisiana continues to recover, the need for
Audubon Coastal Bird Survey volunteers is particularly critical. Please
join us on Thursday to learn more about how you can help!