Since 1992, birders from around New England have come together every March to attend Mass Audubon's annual Birders Meeting.
The Bird Next Door: Birding Your Patch
Simply put, "patch birding" means focusing your efforts on one local area to develop a deep knowledge of the place and its birds. Your patch can be your yard, your neighborhood, the swamp down the street, your apartment balcony, or any place you visit regularly.
Patch birding is taking off because it helps us focus closely and see birds in a new light. It can also lead to exciting discoveries, from easily-overlooked hotspots to unreported patterns in species migrations and distribution. Patch birding also reinforces the value of parks and greenspaces, and, perhaps most importantly, reduces climate-altering CO2 emissions from travel.
Speakers this year will discuss the value of bird-friendly neighborhoods and yards, native plants and the bird-insect connection, strategies for birding a patch and new ways of looking at familiar subjects, and birding in urban landscapes.
This year's event will be a little different from past years. We're inviting bird-lovers and nature enthusiasts from Massachusetts and beyond to attend a virtual speaker series that takes place remotely over four nights in March.
Each of the four sessions will be a presentation followed by Q&A.
Sign up for all four sessions at a discount or for each of the programs individually (separate links in the online catalog). This program listing is for all four sessions.
An email will be sent 24 hours ahead of each session with the passcode for the Zoom presentation.