Since the beginning of August, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory has been monitoring non-breeding shorebirds.
The observatory’s intern Sarah Belles and I survey along Matagorda Beach, Bryan Beach, Quintana Beach, Surfside Beach and Follett’s Island. We monitor for threatened, endangered and species of high concern. Our main target species are the Piping Plover, Red Knot, Black Skimmer, American Oystercatcher and Snowy Plover. Snow is uncommon here, but we can always look forward to seeing Snowy Plovers.