State of the Birds: Documenting Changes in Massachusetts Birdlife
A comprehensive overview of the status of all of our breeding and wintering bird species.
The birdlife of Massachusetts is exceptionally rich, containing both a great diversity of species and several populations of global significance. Thanks to a long history of bird and habitat conservation and some of the earliest and strongest environmental protection laws in the country, the citizens of the Commonwealth continue to enjoy the reassuring sounds of warblers and thrushes in our forests, masses of waterbirds along our shores, and eagles soaring overhead.
The State of the Birds report (released September, 2011) as well as the data that went into the report are available on this website. The goal of this project is to create a comprehensive overview of the status of all of our breeding and wintering bird species, thereby laying the foundation for a reevaluation of the Commonwealth’s bird conservation strategy. If successful, we will continue to protect and preserve healthy bird populations and the habitats in which they reside across our state.