Birders Meeting

Mass Audubon Birder's Meeting

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
Bentley University
Waltham, MA
Map and Directions

Cohosted by Mass Audubon, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History

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.

Primary Speakers:

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

See complete presentation abstracts and speaker bios 

See the schedule for the meeting

Silent Auction

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 

If you enjoy birds and birding, the Birders Meeting is an event not to be missed!