Mass Audubon's Bird-a-thon 2018

Wood Thrush by Brendan Cramphorn
Wood Thrush by Brendan Cramphorn

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.
  • Jon Atwood and Margo Servison run The Bobolink Project, which annually saves hundreds of young grassland birds in New England. 2018 is going to be our most successful Bobolink Project season yet!
  • Wayne Petersen, Chris Leahy, Robert Buchsbaum, Amber Carr, Margo Servison, and volunteers survey the coastal islands off of Essex County for breeding birds so that we can better manage and protect those islands for birds.
  • Jon Atwood and William Freedberg attract Eastern Meadowlarks to Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in the Berkshires using decoys and playbacks.
  • Joan Walsh, the Bertrand Chair, continue conducting research and outreach to protect birds.
  • 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 schools about salt marshes and the effects of climate change.
  • Amber Carr and Ryan Brown continue their 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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