Birds & Birding
Support Bird Conservation
Despite its small size, Massachusetts regularly records over 300 different species of birds every year. Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries offer excellent opportunities to see and learn more about the birds of Massachusetts, whether you’re on a naturalist-guided walk or on your own with one of our bird checklists.
Check out all the birding-related programs offered at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries around the state.
A Breeding Bird Atlas (BBA) is a collection of data about all of the birds that breed in a particular state or region and exemplifies citizen science at its best.
Our Education Department is working on ways to move people to conservation action, focusing on the birding community. We invite you to take a brief survey.
Learn About Birds
Want to learn more about how to attract birds to your yard, or why they are behaving in a certain way, or just how to identify species that look similar? We have information to help answer these questions. Learn More >
Snowy Owl Project
Mass Audubon is working to protect snowy owls, the largest owls in North America. Read more about how we are tracking them with transmitters and follow their progress on migration maps. Learn More >
Be a Citizen Scientist
Citizen 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.
Wildlife & Conservation Research
By Jeff Ritterson, Bird Conservation Fellow On Tuesday, May 9th, I was in Washington D.C. at Standing Together for Migratory Birds—a legislative briefing on federal migratory bird conservation programs. With recent political changes in Washington, it may seem that support for these programs, and the crucial funding they provide, is on the chopping block. But that’s […]
By Tom Lautzenheiser, Central/Western Regional Scientist Mass Audubon’s Old Baldy Wildlife Sanctuary in Otis offers visitors with a rare view in south Berkshire County: a near 360-degree panoramic view from the summit of its eponymous hill. The landscape below is nearly entirely forested, with few interruptions. The clearing at the summit itself was expanded around […]