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Volusia Partnership


Formed in 2009, the goal of the Volusia County Shorebird Partnership is to conserve shorebird and seabird populations in Volusia county through collaborative efforts between government agencies, non-government organizations, and individuals.

Get Involved

Our needs are seasonal based but the peak of activity occurs during the breeding season.  Here are a few ways to get involved: 

Local Contact

To learn more about the partnership and to get involved, email Jennifer Winters 


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Common Name Scientific Name
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Least Tern Sternula antillarum
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Sooty Tern* Onychoprion fuscatus
Willet Haematopus palliatus
Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia

A Fun Fact About Volusia

The partnership has evolved to allow us to conduct shorebird surveys every month of the year which include winter surveys of Piping Plover critical habitat of FL-34 and additional known habitat in and around Ponce Inlet.  Many of our partners are actively involved year round and the partners coordinate county wide coverage for the USFWS led PIPL International Survey and Winter Coastal Bird Survey efforts.  We hope that this long term data set will be used in future management decisions to improve habitat and protection for shorebirds in Volusia County.