Mangrove invasion: What does it mean for birds…and birdwatchers?
The Texas coastline is a famous destination for birdwatchers. Migrating and resident birds use the grassy marshes for food and shelter. But, salt-tolerant trees called mangroves are becoming more common as winter temperatures get warmer.
Learn more about our research here.
Our questions: Which bird species will prefer to use these new mangrove habitats? Which birds will prefer marsh habitats?
Help us keep track of the birds using marsh and mangrove sites on the central Texas coast. We'd like to know:
Tweet your findings to @MarshDispatch
We welcome additional observations each time you visit our study sites!
All sites are visible from public roads. Observations are welcome from any marsh or mangrove habitat in the near vicinity of the points on this map. Click on the name of each site in the list below for a Google map of that site: