State of the Birds 3: The Effects of Climate Change

September 30, 2017
Oystercatcher feeding chick © Jim Duffy
© Jim Duffy

10:30 am–Noon

Join Mass Audubon bird conservation scientist Joan Walsh on Saturday, September 30, from 10:30 am–noon as she offers a preview of the latest edition of the State of the Birds, which focuses on the impact of climate change on the birds that breed in Massachusetts.

Walsh says the report reveals the winners and losers as the climate warms, and encourages conservation actions that can help mitigate the worst effects of climate change, as well as help provide refuge for the species most at risk.

The event will also be an opportunity to hear about Joan's new position as holder of Mass Audubon's Bertrand Chair, what the post entails, and her priorities for wildlife conservation.

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About the Speaker

Joan Walsh holds Mass Audubon’s Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology. Previously, she served as director of Bird Monitoring from 2006–2016.

During her 35-year career she has focused on research that has direct implications for bird conservation. This interest led to enlisting hundreds of citizen scientists for the creation of the highly regarded Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas 2 and two previous State of the Birds reports.