Since 1992, birders from around New England have come together every March to attend Mass Audubon’s annual Birders Meeting. With the help of supportive sponsors, we have successfully brought together engaging speakers from around the country, been joined by top-notch vendors, and drawn enthusiastic participants to these daylong events.
2014 Birders Meeting
Extinction is Forever: What Have We Learned?
March 8, 2014
The LaCava Center
Map and Directions
Using the passenger pigeon as an iconic example of what can happen to a super-abundant species in a relatively short span of time, the 22nd annual Birders Meeting will focus on the extinction phenomenon from a variety of perspectives.
Patrick Comins, Audubon Connecticut - Weather: Its Significance to Birds and Birders
Keynote Joel Greenberg, Research Associate of both the Chicago Academy of Sciences Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum - A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
Matthew Kamm, Ph.D. candidate at Tufts, University - Legacy of the Heath Hen
John Kricher, Professor of Biology at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts - Bird Conservation: Ultimately it’s Personal
Michael Reed, Professor of Biology at Tufts University - Causes and Consequences of Avian Extinctions
The proceeds from this event will provide financial support to the Bird Conservation programs at Mass Audubon. Thanks to one of our sponsors – VENT – we have a very special auction item to offer. Bids will be taken during between 9am and 3pm on the day of the meeting.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Thank You to Supporting Bird Clubs
South Shore Bird Club – Paskamansett Bird Club – Cape Cod Bird Club - Brookline Bird Club