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Savannah Sparrow singing in spring at Arcadia © Phil Doyle
Savannah Sparrow at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary © Phil Doyle

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125 Years of Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon has been protecting the nature of Massachusetts since 1896. We're planning lots of fun ways to honor our 125th anniversary this year. You're invited to join the fun all throughout 2021! Celebrate with us >

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Don't miss a thing! Find out what's going on at Mass Audubon's wildlife sanctuaries in regions across the state. 

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From the President's Office

Wellfleet Bay volunteer Heather Pilchard rescuing a cold-stunned Kempy's Ridley on Great Island


March 18, 2021
With nearly 40,000 acres of land that we protect and steward and a network of 62 wildlife sanctuaries open to the public, it would be literally impossible to keep up without our 14,000 volunteers.

Young girl in winter gear examines a leaf by the edge of a lake © Paul Blankman


December 11, 2020
To kick off the new year and celebrate 125 years of protecting the nature of Massachusetts, we are focusing on making even more of the natural areas we manage available for you to enjoy. 

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Press Releases

April 28, 2021

Mass Audubon has presented the inaugural Liz Duff Excellence in Environmental Education Award to Lisa Moore, the Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Town of Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission. Moore was presented the award, which comes with a $1,000 gift to support her office’s programs, at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society, held virtually this year March 10-13.

April 27, 2021

Bird-a-thon, Mass Audubon’s biggest annual fundraiser, is set to return Friday and Saturday, May 14-15—during peak spring migration period—when participants  of all ages and abilities will compete to identify the most bird species and complete nature activities in 24 hours.

The event begins promptly at 6 pm Friday, May 14th and ends at 6 pm on Saturday, May 15th. This year, Bird-a-thon is a major highlight as Mass Audubon celebrates its 125th anniversary—and as many more people continue to forge personal connections with nature during the pandemic.

Photo Contest

Rock climber taking in the view mid-climb © Arbenne Kelly
© Arbenne Kelly

Our annual photo contest invites you to submit your best images of wildlife, landscapes, and people enjoying the nature of Massachusetts.

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View looking towards the heron rookery at Rocky Hill in fall (Ryan Helen Dorsey/,Mass Audubon)
Rocky Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

See the latest posts from Mass Audubon's blogs, which cover everything from sanctuary news to bird conservation to advocacy and everything in between.

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From our quarterly Explore magazine to special reports like Losing Ground and State of the Birds, we have dozens of publications to keep you informed and engaged in our work to protect the nature of Massachusetts.

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