Our Conservation Work

Snowy owl © Norman Smith, Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is working to protect snowy owls, the largest owls in North America. Norman Smith, Director of Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum, has been studying them since 1981. As part of his research, he attaches bands and transmitters to snowy owls at Logan Airport, and then tracks their travels. Learn more >

Peregrine Falcon in Boston

Every spring, Norman Smith, Director of Blue Hills Trailside Museum, and Tom French, Director of Mass Wildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species program, band the peregrine falcon chicks in the clock tower of the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House in Boston. Learn more >