Citizen Science

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:

To submit other sightings, please use eBird.

Our wildlife sanctuaries around the state are living laboratories  where scientists, naturalists, and volunteers monitor and measure a wide range of natural occurrences from stranded sea turtles to osprey migration to salamander counts. Learn More