A big thank-you to them for hosting our website. They also have a list of bird clubs.
Massachusetts Bird Trax Report
See what's been reported to eBird in the state lately
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Must see -- check out the nest cams! You won't believe your eyes!
...............Fairhaven Acushnet Land Preservation Trust
Find new places to explore
MassAudubon Includes many birding pages and atlases
Various and Sundry
...............Woodcreeper.com Keep tabs on bird migrations
...............The Feather Atlas
...............Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection!
Birdwatcher's General Store on the Cape has lots of hilarious articles.
...............Google Books :
Search Google Books to find old books on birds (or anything else) that are in the public domain.
...............Selections from the works of Arthur Cleveland Bent -- tons of information
...............Fun bird and nature stuff for kids at the Waterford Press website. Click on games and activities.
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for President Justin Barrett
Logo by Justin Barrett
Next Meeting: Thursday, May 25, 7:00 PM
Roseate Terns: Challenges and Success from Buzzards Bay to Cape Cod
The Northwest Atlantic population of the Roseate Tern was listed as Endangered in 1987 under state and federal endangered species acts, and despite intensive efforts to protect birds at nesting colonies, has failed to meet recovery goals. Terns are experiencing difficulty during the period between fledging and reaching sexual maturity at 3 years. The most vulnerable time in this period is during the time fledglings are preparing for their first migration to South America—the time they are staging with a care-giving adult at locations in the region with abundant, suitable prey (typically sand lance). Prior studies by Mass Audubon have shown that the majority of the Northwest Atlantic population of Roseate Terns stage during late summer on outer Cape Cod beaches and Nantucket. Current studies are focusing on the foraging ecology of staging terns, including the impact of a major shift in the marine community at critical staging sites on Cape Cod and Nantucket with the exponential growth of another sand lance specialist—Gray Seal .
Dr. Katharine Parsons received her Bachelor's degree from Smith College and Ph.D. in Ecology from Rutgers University. She has 30 years of experience in coastal waterbird research, management and policy in the northeast. Since 2011, Dr. Parsons has directed Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program which works with coastal communities throughout Massachusetts to protect rare birds and their habitats. In addition, she has taught courses in coastal ecology and natural systems at Harvard's Graduate School of Design since 2008.
Meeting Place: Park & Ride, North Street, Mattapoisett unless otherwise noted. All welcome.
If weather is questionable on a walk day, please call the trip leader.
Field Trip Results available on our birdblog