Mass Audubon offers many opportunities to participate in wildlife research and protection efforts as a citizen science volunteer. Citizen science depends on the research of dedicated individuals and teams working to gather data that can be compiled and analyzed to further our understanding of the natural world.
Eastern Meadowlarks are in serious decline in Massachusetts and across the Northeast. So, in 2017, we launched a multi-year citizen science project to study the species statewide by collecting presence-absence data for meadowlarks at randomly selected sites during the late spring and early summer. To succeed, it's critical that we get help from citizen scientists! Learn More >
Our wildlife sanctuaries around the state are living laboratories where scientists, naturalists, and volunteers monitor and measure a wide range of natural occurrences from stranded sea turtles to osprey migration to salamander counts. Learn More >
Bird sighting reports from backyards, feeders, highways, and conservation areas are important to our efforts to learn more about the populations, distributions, and breeding activities of the birds of Massachusetts. We encourage you to report your sightings through eBird! We also have specific projects for sightings of Chimney Swifts, Cliff Swallows, American Kestrels, owls, and hummingbirds. Learn More >