Published on April 12, 2021

Please Support North Shore Sanctuaries in Bird-a-thon 2021!

Bird-a-thon 2021 promo with various bird illustrations

Mass Audubon's Bird-a-thon fundraiser is back for 2021, and the North Shore Sanctuaries Team is looking for your support!

This annual event is both fun and crucially important to Joppa Flats Education Center, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, our Nature Preschool at Endicott, and more than a dozen other sanctuaries on the North Shore.

Bird-a-thon serves as a reminder of the variety and abundance of wildlife that surrounds us, and our responsibility to preserve their habitat. The funds we raise during Bird-a-thon go directly to the North Shore sanctuaries and support our efforts to protect nature for wildlife and for people.

Ways to Get Involved


Make a gift to the North Shore Sanctuaries Team. To support the fundraising efforts of a specific team member, look for their name on our team roster and donate through their personal fundraising page.

Count birds and more!

Want to participate in activities during Bird-a-thon weekend (May 14 and 15) and help us get more points? Please contact Melissa Vokey by email.

Raise money!

Want to help raise money for North Shore sanctuaries and programs? Join our team to create your own fundraising page.

Your Support Will Help Us . . .

EDUCATE people of all ages through innovative approaches focusing on adult birding programs, youth empowerment, nature-based preschool, and summer camp.

ENGAGE volunteers and interns to steward land, improve habitat, contribute to science, and inspire others to care for the environment.

PROTECT thousands of acres of the natural world, enhance vital habitat for birds and other wildlife, and maintain many miles of trails.

ADVOCATE for clean water and air, mobilizing people to action through programs, experiences, and sharing their voices.

COLLABORATE with state and federal agencies, NGOs, and other organized groups to have greater collective impact.

. . . and much, much more.

Thank you for all that you do for the wildlife and nature of Massachusetts!

We appreciate your support of our important work,

Amy Weidensaul, North Shore Director  • David Moon, Community Science & Coastal Resilience Manager • Scott Santino, North Shore Education Manager • All of our North Shore staff and volunteers