Community Science

Mass Audubon offers many opportunities to participate in wildlife research and protection efforts as a community science volunteer. Community 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.

Current Projects

Swirling cluster of fireflies © Jonathan McElvery
Fireflies © Jonathan McElvery

Firefly Watch combines a fun summer evening ritual with scientific research. Join a network of community scientists across the country by observing your own backyard all the while helping scientists map fireflies. Join the project >



Mass Audubon eBird portal hotspot map

eBird is a free, user-friendly online platform that allows birders across the world to record, share, and explore their observations at any time. Get started >