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 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
  • Annual Christmas Bird Counts
  • Co-sponsored by Patuxent Wildlife Research Center & Canadian Wildlife Services

Bird-banding programs

  • Rusty Blackbird Census
  • Nestbox building, monitoring
  • Waterbird monitoring

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts relies on reporting from its citizens to help protect our land and preserve wildlife for generations of birdwatchers to come.

COMMUNITY SCIENCE: Bird Censuses, Monitoring, Banding, Research

  • 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)
  • Birders’ Exchange (donate your used equipment!)
  • Institute for Field Ornithology
  • Young Birders programs
  • Mission: to support and promote the observation, understanding, and conservation of the wild birds of New England.
  • Extensive resources for the New England birder
  • Articles on birding locations, avian populations and natural history, regional rarities, book reviews and field notes, bird sightings, photographs, and artwork
  • Grassland Bird Program
  • Coastal Waterbird Program (with field and intern programs)
  • Advocacy: state legislation, land protection projects, & Action Network
  • Watch List: monitors threatened bird species
  • Important Bird Areas Program: global effort to identify & conserve vital areas for birds
  • Waterbird & Coastal Bird Conservation programs; Neighborhood Conservation
  • Issues & Actions: public policy advocacy re. habitats &endangered species
  • Bird conservation partnerships & education
  • Wetlands management & conservation
  • Global conservation partnerships, advocacy
  • Research, education, conservation
  • Coordinates conservation efforts in Europe


  • Global preservation of habitats & species
  • Wildlife protection, education, legislation
  • Preservation, legislation, WildAlert
  • Conservation, education, endangered species
  • Duck Stamp, wetlands conservation
  • Conservation of birds & ecosystems, outreach
  • Research, conservation
  • Regional land trust & conservation (See links to local organizations: e.g., Trustees of Reservations, Essex County Greenbelt)
  • Conservation of land & open space
  • Windpower & wildlife
  • State agency–land protection, wildlife restoration (includes National Heritage and Endangered Species programs)