Outreach Materials

Welcome to the searchable Shorebird Outreach Resource Directory. The materials here are available for downloading, sharing, and most may be modified for your own use. If you have material you would like to share with the broader shorebird community please submit your material for approval.



Protecting Piping Plovers on a National Wildlife Refuge - Video

This short video provides an introduction to the piping plover, the challenges it faces, and how a refuge staff work together to provide this shorebird with a brighter future.

Audiovisual Reading of Piping Plover Summer, by Janet Riegle

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge ranger Matt Poole reads the book aloud while showing the illustrations on video.

Barnstable Senior Natural Resource Officer

Signs used at Barnstable beach to inform and educate beachgoers. Please note photographer credit.

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Share the Shore Signs

11x11 sign addressing disturbance by dogs

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Share the Shore Signs

11x11 triangle sign addressing human disturbance to feeding birds

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Share the Shore Signs

20 x 16 sign designed to raise awareness of human disturbance to beach nesting and resting birds.

Florida Shorebird Alliance Coordinator

On the FSA website there are multiple outreach resources. Please review the sub-pages under the "Resources" tab. Materials include:
Posting guidelines
Stewardship program manual
Breeding Bird Protocol
Instructions for nesting platforms
Instructions for building "chick lifts" to replace fallen chicks off of roofs
Postcards for hotel guests
Least tern roof-top nesting handout
Letter to rooftop owner/manager
Thank you postcards for property owners
Rooftop posters
Rooftop volunteer orientation
Rooftop chick-checking manual
Breeding species lists
wintering species lists
nesting timelines
guide to BLSK nesting and courtship behavior
Aging guides for: BLSK, CATE, LETE, PIPL, WIPL, SNPL
LETE ID guide
Extensive brochure list
SNPL craft project
Coloring book
Multiple monitoring reports
Sign gallery
Links to shorebird partners
Interactive WIPL map
Outreach and education materials specifically for the SNPL: reports, signs, survey materials, education materials, management guidelines
Seabird rehabilitator map
Banded bird resources

"Share the Shore" signs

Audubon New York's outreach technician, Jackie Bitetto, created these signs to educate beach-goers and attract them to Be a Good Egg display tables.

"Ask me about the birds" banner

Audubon New York created an "ask me about the birds" banner for beach steward volunteers to post near their stations to attract beach-goers. This was inspired by Audubon Florida's beach steward program.

Be a Good Egg pledge sheet

Audubon New York's Be a Good Egg pledge sheet.

2) Join the "share the shore" movement flier

Audubon New York's flier encourages local businesses, organizations, and community members to join the "share the shore" movement.

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Bird-friendly beaches have dogs on leashes handout

Based on recommendations from Virginia Tech, Audubon New York and Group for the East End created a two-sided handout targeting dog walkers. Two versions were made, one for beaches that don't allow dogs and one for beaches that allow dogs on leashes.

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Dog-free beaches keep birds safe handout

Based on recommendations by Virginia Tech, Audubon New York and Group for the East End created two-sided 5x7 handouts for dog walkers. Two versions were created: one dog-free version for beaches that don't allow dogs at all and another version for beaches that allow leashed dogs.

Aves Playeras de Venezuela

Photo guide for the identification of shorebirds of Venezuela

Migración de las aves playeras

The shorebirds migration challenge, its monitoring, the Western Hemisphere flyways and some important stopover sites in Venezuela

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Be a Good Egg

Be a Good Egg outreach materials used by Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Be a Good Egg

Be a Good Egg outreach materials used by Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Be a Good Egg

Be a Good Egg outreach materials used by Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Information about the intertidal zone

Fact sheet about the intertidal zone of the beach. Educates beachgoers about important foraging areas on the beach for shorebirds and other wildlife.

Shorebirds: Parker River Wildlife Refuge Photobook and Guide

Guidebook of shorebirds commonly observed at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. It includes simple facts about the birds, what they eat, and where they feed.