Bird Stewardship volunteer training Aug. 18 at GSP
The next training session for local volunteers interested in participating as monitors for the Alabama Coastal Bird Stewardship Program will be held on Saturday, August 18, at the Gulf State Park Nature Center (214255 State Park Road 2) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more info, contact Alabama Coastal Foundation Outreach Coordinator Valerie Longa at 251-990-6002 (vlonga@joinACF.org) or Birmingham Audubon Coastal Programs Coordinator Nicole Love at (email@example.com) or visit joinacf.org.
The ALCBSP program provides critical protection and monitoring of Alabama’s sensitive beach nesting birds in Mobile and Baldwin counties.The Program focuses on the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey and continued breeding and overwintering success of 11 focal species of concern and compliments the work of similar National Audubon Society initiatives in the Gulf of Mexico including Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
The ALCBSP will help the declining populations of shorebirds and water birds by training volunteers to steward and monitor these targeted species and their habitats at key nesting sites along the coast. During the nesting season, volunteers are also needed to maintain the health and safety of nesting colonies through public outreach and the installation of symbolic fencing at colony locations.
Pictured: Least Tern tending to a newly hatched chick. (Photos by Katie Barnes/Birmingham Audubon)