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Help us protect Bolivar Flats

from a nearby beach development

Bolivar Flats marsh

We're disappointed to share that the Sanderling housing development is underway and lots are available for purchase. You can help by sharing the message!

The Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary in Port Bolivar, Texas, is at risk from a nearby development, the Sanderling Subdivision, which plans to build 30 homesites on 0.72 acres of non-tidal wetlands adjacent to the sanctuary.

This globally important area is a critical habitat for the federally protected Black Rail, Piping Plover and Red Knot among many other species. It is not just a sanctuary; it is a haven for thousands of birds, playing a pivotal role in their wintering, migrating and breeding cycles. Birdwatchers from around the world visit the area, drawn by its unique and vibrant birdlife.

While the Sanderling housing development is underway and lots are available for purchase, we still need your support in sharing the message that the Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary is at risk.

You can continue to help us protect this critical habitat by spreading the word among your network and contacting your local elected officials to express your dismay with the Sanderling housing development. The aim is to educate them about the harmful impacts coastal developments can have on birds and other wildlife, and request a more thorough review of coastal development applications in the future.

Stay tuned for resources, such as a social media toolkit, sticker decals, and yard signs, to help spread the message! Sign up for our email list to be the first to hear when they're ready.

A Sampler of the Birds Who Use Bolivar Flats

American Avocets by Greg Lavaty
American Avocets by Greg Lavaty

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