Coastal Waterbird Program Partnerships

American Oystercatchers

The Coastal Waterbird Program has assisted over 500 different landowners (private, municipal, town, state, and federal) with management guidelines to ensure the preservation of critical habitat. Our long-term collaborative research programs, including new region-wide efforts to increase the productivity of American Oystercatchers, have been critical to the success of the program.

Because of our work with partners such as the Friends of Ellisville Marsh, the Coastal Waterbird Program is able to focus on factors affecting reproductive success at local and larger scales, enabling us to consider regional ecological changes such as sea level rise.

None of this work would be possible without the consistent, generous support of many members, foundations, government agencies, and the hard work and dedication of the many conservation professionals who have worked with Mass Audubon over the past 25 years.