Volunteers needed to protect Hancock County's first Least Tern colony: it's easy, family-friendly and fun!
Hancock County's first Least Tern colony on the beach in Waveland (near the BSL town line) is especially at risk and in need of stewards. Markers and signs posted by volunteers have been disappearing and the colony seems to have shrunken significantly since Memorial Day.
Volunteer Bird Stewards are needed 4th of July weekend-August 2016. As a bird steward you will:
1) Protect Least Terns and Black Skimmers by ensuring beach-goers do not enter vulnerable beach-nesting bird sites. Volunteers are needed the most during the 4th of July weekend (July 1-5, 2016) due to heavy beach use!
2) Help educate beach-goers about beach-nesting birds that rely on Mississippi coastal beaches to raise their young.
3) Participate in Volunteer training and orientation. Select from the list of dates.
4) Select a beach-nesting bird site in Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian, or Waveland. (complete list available at training)
No experience is necessary. Training will be provided. Families are encouraged to participate! To register online, go to: https://goo.gl/rEHaKo. Questions? Contact Amanda, Audubon Volunteer Manager, at (228) 285-0449 or email@example.com.
Click here to read the Shoofly's 2015 article about the program!
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