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Gulf of Mexico Breeding Birds

Last updated over 6 years ago

The Gulf of Mexico is a unique ecosystem. It offers a variety of near-shore habitats that support breeding populations of many different species of birds. Here is just a small sample of birds that are known to nest and raise their young along the shores of the Gulf.


U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service: Cetaceans, Sea Turtles, and Seabirds in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Associations (2000)

Collection icon: Western Snowy Plover by Mike Baird.