Citizen Scientists: Your help is needed!

Mangrove invasion: What does it mean for birds…and birdwatchers?

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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?

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What to do:

Help us keep track of the birds using marsh and mangrove sites on the central Texas coast. We'd like to know:

  • What species of birds did you see?
  • About how many were there?
  • Were they roosting or feeding?
  • The date and time of your report.

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Report your findings:

Complete this survey on the TAMU website 

or

Tweet your findings to @MarshDispatch

We welcome additional observations each time you visit our study sites!

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Where to go:

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:

Marsh sites:

Mangrove sites:

sign sites

Thanks To:

SeaGrant NERR tpwd ANWR USFWS

A collaborative study from:

TAMUG UH