Mass Audubon offers many opportunities to participate in wildlife research and protection efforts as a citizen science volunteer. Citizen science depends on the research of dedicated individuals and teams working to gather data that can be compiled and analyzed to further our understanding of the natural world.
Bird sighting reports from backyards, feeders, highways, and conservation areas across the state are important to Mass Audubon's efforts to learn more about the populations, distributions, and breeding activities of the birds of Massachusetts. We are currently seeking sightings for:
- Chimney swifts: Report nest or roost sightings
- Cliff swallows: Learn about the State-wide Cliff Swallow Survey or report a sighting
- American kestrels: Learn more about the Kestrel Project or report a sighting
- Owls: Report a sighting
- Hummingbirds: Report a sighting
To submit other sightings, please use eBird.