Conservation Resources

The many pleasures of birding all require birds. Many species are declining, threatened,or endangered. The Brookline Bird Club encourages a commitment to bird conservation and participation in activities and organizations that promote conservation through collection of data, monitoring of populations, preservation of habitat, protection of at-risk species, political action, and education.

COMMUNITY SCIENCE: Bird Censuses, Monitoring, Banding, Research

Massachusetts Audubon Society

  • Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas 2: five-year census of breeding birds in state
  • Birds to Watch: Oriole Project & Whip-poor-will Project
  • Focus on Feeders
  • Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station

National Audubon Society

  • annual Christmas Bird Counts

North American Breeding Bird Survey (co-sponsored by Patuxent Wildlife Research Center & Canadian Wildlife Services)

Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Bird-banding programs:

Eastern Massachusetts Hawk WatchNortheast Hawk Watch

Lynnfield Marsh IBA Survey Team: Rusty Blackbird Census

Massachusetts Bluebird Association: nestbox building, monitoring

TASL Boston Harbor Waterbird Site Summary: waterbird monitoring

Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program:  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts relies on reporting from its citizens to help protect our land and preserve wildlife for generations of birdwatchers to come.

various local breeding bird surveys ; censuses: e.g. Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary


American Bird Conservancy

  • bird conservation issues (e.g. global warming)
  • American birds campaigns (e.g. Safeguarding the Rarest)
  • domestic habitat programs (e.g. Landscape Level Conservation)
  • domestic advocacy programs (e.g. Pesticides and Birds)
  • international programs (e.g. Alliance for Zero Extinction)
  • science & monitoring programs (e.g. Andes Bird Monitoring)

American Birding Association

  • Birders’ Exchange (donate your used equipment!)
  • Institute for Field Ornithology
  • Young Birders programs

Bird Observer: bimonthly New England birding journal

  • sponsors Massbird listserv and links to conservation organizations

Massachusetts Audubon Society

  • Grassland Bird Program
  • Coastal Waterbird Program (with field and intern prog