Conservation Projects at Blue Hills Trailside Museum
The staff from Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum researches and cares for wildlife at the museum and beyond.
Caring for Non-Releasable Wildlife
None of the animals at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum could survive without human help. The animals are either orphans raised by humans, permanently disabled by injury, were born in captivity, or impossible to return to their exact habitat (which is critical for reptiles). Find out more about the animals we care for
Snowy Owl Project
Mass Audubon is working to protect Snowy Owls, the largest owl species in North America. Norman Smith, Mass Audubon Raptor Specialist, has been studying snowy owls and other raptors since 1981.
During that time, he has banded and removed over 800 snowy owls from Logan Airport for the safety of the owls and aircraft. In 2000, with a gift from a donor, satellite transmitters were placed on wintering owls for the first time to track their movements. Learn more about the project
Banding Peregrine Falcons
Every spring, Mass Audubon works with MassWildlife to band Peregrine Falcon chicks in the clock tower of the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at the Custom House in downtown Boston. View live camera feed