Our Conservation Work

Snowy Owl (Photo: Norman Smith)
Snowy Owl

Mass Audubon is working to protect Snowy Owls, the largest owl species in North America. Norman Smith, former director at Blue Hills Trailside Museum, has been studying them since 1981. As part of his research, he attaches bands and transmitters to Snowy Owls at Logan Airport to track their travels. More about the project >

Peregrine Falcon in Boston

Every spring, Mass Audubon's Norman Smith works with MassWildlife’s Tom French to band Peregrine Falcon chicks in the clock tower of the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at the Custom House in downtown Boston. The duo has been banding falcon chicks in this location since 1987. More about the project >