2013 Field Highlights
Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program protected threatened coastal birds through management and education at 148 sites along 60 miles of the Massachusetts coastline in 2013. Forty staff members including three full-time staff, 5 sanctuary staff, 30 seasonal staff, and two trainees, installed protective fencing and signage, monitored nesting activity, provided educational opportunities for beachgoers, and engaged land owners in coastal habitat protection. In addition, 75+ volunteers provided essential support to the program working within local communities to protect coastal waterbirds.
-Katharine C. Parsons, PhD, Director