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.
Our needs are seasonal based but the peak of activity occurs during the breeding season. Here are a few ways to get involved:
- Attend partnership meetings in the spring and fall
- Become a Rooftop Steward
- Become a Beach-nesting Bird Monitor
- Become a Bird Steward
- If you hook a bird, don’t cut the line! Reel. Remove. Release.
- Report any wildlife violations to the FWC Wildlife Alert or call the Hotline 888-404-FWCC (3922)
Focal Species - placeholder
|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|
|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.