Get Involved

Common yellow-throat © Dave Larson, Mass Audubon
Common yellow-throat © Dave Larson

Many of our wildlife sanctuaries rely on volunteer birders to carry out observations of breeding birds.

Report your sightings

eBird, which Mass Audubon developed for Massachusetts cooperatively with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, provides an excellent vehicle for keeping your bird records and making them available to others. We encourage other birding enthusiasts to make use of this tool to report their sightings of birds at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries. We periodically check eBird for records of birds that have been recorded on our sanctuaries.


Our enthusiastic sanctuary staff and volunteers continue to provide us with new records. Over the next number of years we will continue to carry out breeding bird surveys on our wildlife sanctuaries, particularly new land acquisitions. Contact your local wildlife sanctuary or the Inventory Monitoring Project Coordinator to find out how you can help

Set Up a Breeding Bird Census 

We would be happy to help you if you are interested in setting up a breeding bird census in your town. Methods provides an overview of protocols and the amount of effort required. For more details, please contact the Inventory Monitoring Project Coordinator or check out the resources

Participate in a Program

Mass Audubon sanctuaries provide many opportunities to participate in programs about breeding birds and birds at other times of the year. See a listing of our current programs.