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Sunday, March 11, 2018
8:00 am–4:45 pm
Since 1992, birders from around New England have come together every March to attend Mass Audubon’s annual Birders Meeting.
With the help of supportive sponsors, we have successfully brought together engaging speakers from around the country, been joined by top-notch vendors, and drawn enthusiastic participants to these daylong events.
26th Annual Birders Meeting
Highlands and Islands of New England:
at UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125-3393
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High elevation habitats—including regional “sky islands”—and low-lying coastal islands provide unique habitat for a suite of breeding, migrating, and wintering birds and exciting birding opportunities.
The 2018 Birders Meeting will feature the ecology of these habitats and their significance to birds and birders. List of presentation abstracts & speaker bios >
Registration & Light Continental Breakfast w/Coffee (provided)
Welcome Address by Gary Clayton, Mass Audubon President & Wayne Petersen, Director of Important Bird Areas
KEYNOTE: Birds & Life by Victor Emanuel, Founder of Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
A Migrant’s View of Islands: How Migrant Songbirds Benefit From Islands by Sara Morris, Canisius College
Break & Vendor Shopping
Presentation of Hemenway Hall Wildlife Conservation Award
An Exploration of New England’s Islands: A Birder’s Perspective by Keenan Yakola, Northeast Climate Center at UMass/Amherst
Lunch & Vendor Shopping
Sky Islands of the Northeast: Landscape Icons & Bellwethers for Avian Conservation by Kent McFarland & Chris Rimmer, Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Break & Vendor Shopping (Last Chance!)
The Boreal: America’s Last Great Conservation Opportunity by Jeffrey Wells, International Boreal Conservation Campaign & Boreal Songbird Initiative
Closing Remarks & Raffle Winners Announced
Sponsor enjoy enhanced exposure through multiple Mass Audubon communication channels including:
- Print and online member publications
- Web and social media networking sites
- Event-specific print and PR communications
- Posters, table displays, and signage at the event
Proceeds provide funds for Mass Audubon's Bird Conservation Programs and support statewide bird monitoring initiatives. For more information about sponsorship please contact Karen O'Neill at 781-259-2166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.