Coastal Conservation

Audubon Coastal Bird Science Showcased at Gulf Restoration Conference

Audubon's coastal team was well represented at the event.

Coastal Biologist Jeff Liechty spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about banding Brown Pelicans rescued from entanglement to learn about survival and re-entanglement rates, while Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries Manager Mark Rachal gave a talk about living shoreline breakwater projects and improving habitat. Audubon Texas’ Alexis Baldera presented a talk co-authored by Director of Bird Conservation Audrey DeRose-Wilson on future conservation planning in response to predicted habitat loss from sea level rise and erosion, using coastal bird rookery islands in Texas and Alafia Banks in Tampa Bay as examples. To learn more, visit

This story appeared in the 2023 Coastal Report

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