Mass Audubon’s Annual Birders Meeting – March 11, 2018

MAS Birders Meeting

On Sunday, March 11th, Mass Audubon will host the 26th annual Birders Meeting at UMass/ Boston.

The theme of the meeting this year is Highlands and Islands of New England:

A Bird’s-Eye-View. High elevation habitats-including regional “sky islands”-and low-lying coastal islands provide unique habitat for a suite of breeding, migrating, and wintering birds, as well as exciting opportunities for birders. The 2018 Birders Meeting will feature the ecology of these habitats and their significance to birds and birders.

Click here for more information and full details about the meeting.


A message from Wayne Petersen, Director of Massachusetts Important Bird Area (IBA) Program, Mass Audubon:

As many birders and bird clubs already know, the Birders Meeting is a day-long event which in addition to a series of fine presentations also includes lunch and a variety of raffle opportunities and vendors, all offering outstanding birding products, and for some the chance to have your bird books signed. This annual event is always popular-usually with 250+ people in attendance! Proceeds from the Birders Meeting provide valuable support to Mass Audubon’s various bird monitoring and statewide bird protection initiatives, all of which are aimed specifically at species at risk at a time when many breeding and other bird species are regrettably showing significant declines.

With this in mind, I am once again inviting your organization and its members to join in supporting this year’s Birders Meeting with a donation of $75. All contributions will be acknowledged and displayed on the Birders Meeting website and on all other appropriate publicity.  Donations can be sent to:

Birders Meeting
Attn: Margo Servison
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

Alternatively, donations may be made online here.

Thank you in advance for your generous consideration and support. With help from your bird club Mass Audubon can better strive to help some of these declining bird species before they become critically imperiled!  I hope to see you and some of your members at the meeting!

Wayne R. Petersen
Director of Massachusetts Important Bird Area (IBA) Program
Mass Audubon
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773