Gulf of Mexico Migratory & Overwintering Birds
Last updated about 5 years ago
The coastal plains of the Gulf of Mexico are essential feeding grounds for many birds that migrate through or overwinter along the shores of the Gulf. Here is just a small sample of the region's migrants and winter residents.
- 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)
- U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Migratory Birds at Risk from Gulf Coast Oil Spill