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We’re excited to announce a new blog feature that highlights some of the previous month’s most interesting bird sightings as suggested by our experts. Here are five discoveries from February. Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) x Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) Hybrid A hybrid of these two species appeared in the Annisquam River in Gloucester. Bearing a mix of […]
Waxwings are at once elegant and clown-like. One species, the cedar waxwing, breeds in Massachusetts, and another, the larger Bohemian waxwing, is an irregular winter visitor. The first species is a frequent subject of our Photo Contest photographers. Here are five of our favorites.
Mass Audubon invites you to join Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s (CLO) Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) this winter. For many years we ran a winter feeder watch program, Focus on Feeders (FoF), which attracted many observers. But, over time, it became clear that joining forces with the larger, nationwide effort by CLO would make the data […]
Despite being the shortest month of the year, this February feels like the longest month in history. With below average temperatures almost every day, huge piles of snow, and multiple snow days, it seems as though I’ve been inside so long that I’ve forgotten what comes next. Here is a list of the top 5 […]
February is not quite over but winter weather continues to make Broadmoor beautiful with scenic landscapes, snowshoeing and skiing. As long as you’re dressed for the conditions it is a wonderful outing. What are the conditions? Call our friendly visitor services staffer at 508 655-2296 for an update. Follow yellow blazes on the […]
It won’t be long before the mist nets are up again here at the sanctuary and our bird banding team returns to record the streams of birds that pass over Wellfleet Bay in April, May and June. In his final report on the fall 2014 migration, master bander and wildlife biologist James Junda notes there was […]
As we enter our 10th growing season (wow, where has the time gone), we have so much to celebrate at Moose Hill Community Farm. Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary has leased land to a local commercial family farm, Ward’s Berry Farm, for years. Discussions around organic farming began over 10 years ago between the former Sanctuary Director, […]
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Alan Poole, someone who is simultaneously a world-renowned expert on osprey and our adviser to the South Coast osprey program. Consider us very lucky. I wanted to find out from Poole what might be unique or special to our osprey population. What I […]