Mass Audubon's Bird-a-thon 2019

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Lee Millet
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by Lee Millet

Science and Bird Conservation

Science and Bird Conservation's Team Page

Mass Audubon’s Conservation Science department, which includes the Bird Conservation, Ecological Management, Ecological Extension Service, and Saltmarsh Science Project teams, is dedicated to delivering the best science-based information available to support and advance Mass Audubon’s mission. Our work addresses conservation needs in many habitats including grasslands, forests, shrublands, coastal areas, and coastal islands.

Your donation to our Bird-a-thon team will help…

  • Jeff Ritterson, William Freedberg, and Tom Lautzenheiser improve bird habitat through forest management at the Elm Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Brookfield and North Brookfield.
  • William Freedberg and the TerraCorps service members run the Avian Collision Team volunteer program that is studying bird-building strikes in Boston during migration.
  • Jon Atwood and Margo Servison run The Bobolink Project, which annually saves over a thousand young grassland birds in New England.
  • Wayne Petersen, Chris Leahy, Robert Buchsbaum, Amber Carr, Margo Servison, and volunteers monitor the colony of Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Black-crowned Night-Herons, Glossy Ibises, and Little Blue Herons at Kettle Island Wildlife Sanctuary off the coast of Manchester-by-the-Sea.
  • Joan Walsh, the Bertrand Chair, continue conducting research and outreach to protect birds. Her focus recently has been on the federally endangered Roseate Terns. She has also been looking into the effects that offshore wind turbines will have on Roseate Terns and other seabirds in southern New England.
  • Our Regional Scientists (Gene, Tom, and Robert) continue the excellent work that they do to manage all of Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries for wildlife.
  • Liz Duff and her team study and educate teachers and students about salt marshes and the effects of climate change.
  • Amber Carr continue her work helping other conservation partners in the state better manage their land through natural resource inventories, habitat restoration designs, and management plans.

…and much, much more.

Thank you for all that you do for the birds and nature of Massachusetts! We appreciate your support of our important work.

If you would prefer to give via check, send the check payable to Mass Audubon with a note that it is for Science and Bird Conservation's Bird-a-thon to Margo Servison's attention at 208 S Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

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