Protecting Birds & Wildlife
In order to make smart and effective conservation choices, we need a good understanding of how the birds and wildlife of Massachusetts are doing and where they might need concentrated attention.
Why Protecting Birds & Wildlife Matters
Not only do birds and wildlife provide endless enjoyment to birders and nature enthusiasts, but they are also indicators to the health of our planet.
What Mass Audubon is Doing to Protect Birds & Wildlife
Mass Audubon works at our wildlife sanctuaries and beyond to ensure that the nature of Massachusetts continues to thrive.
By scientifically monitoring Massachusetts wildlife, Mass Audubon informs important conservation decisions and launches targeted initiatives to help at-risk species.
Our approach involves:
- Creating and enhancing habitat on our properties.
- Supporting native plants and wildlife across the state through active land management, species monitoring, and field research.
- Educating and engaging people in learning more about native wildlife through public programs and community science projects.
Weighing in at only 2–4 ounces, with an average wingspan of 17–19 inches, Northern Saw-whet Owls are the smallest owls in the eastern United States.
Thanks to our members, volunteers, and staff, we have made an incredible difference in protecting wildlife.
Cold-stunned sea turtles rescued on the Cape by Wellfeet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary staff and volunteers
Bobolinks fledged on our wildlife sanctuaries and private lands protected through The Bobolink Project
Species found across our wildlife sanctuaries that are state-listed as Special Concern, Endangered, or Threatened
We need your curiosity, commitment, and passion to ensure that our lands become more resilient, that more people than ever experience the magic of nature, and that we fight climate change—now and in the future.
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