Start here for local birdsA big thank-you to them for hosting our website. They also have a list of bird clubs and birders' pages.
Massachusetts Bird Trax Report
See what's been reported to eBird in the state lately
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
All About Birds
Must see -- check out the nest cams! You won't believe your eyes!
Visit the properties owned by the Mattapoisett Land Trust. Their newsletter, The Heron, is online and you can sign up to have the newsletter sent by email.
...............Visit the Fairhaven Acushnet Land Preservation Trust and find new places to explore
...............Breeding Bird Atlas of Massachusetts
Various and Sundry
Track the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds on their migration back to us!
...............Woodcreeper.com Keep tabs on bird migrations
...............The Feather Atlas
...............Download a PDF file on Backyard Bird Feeding from Cornell. (One of my pics is in it)
...............Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection!
...............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 Carolyn
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
Plight of the Red Knot
Brian Harrington has been a biologist with Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences (now Manomet, Inc.) since 1971, and now is ‘aboard’ on emeritus status. During his tenure most of his work focused on shorebirds and their migrations, and especially on conservation issues associated with the long-hop migration strategies that many shorebirds employ. His research has been conducted throughout North and South America. One species he has especially focussed on is the Red Knot, chosen because it illustrates many of the conservation issues he has documented. Much of this work is described in a popular book, The Flight of the Red Knot (WW Norton Co., publisher) authored in 1996.
Brian is an advisor to the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (http://www.manomet.org/WHSRN/), a program that is implementing projects focused on the conservation of shorebirds and their migration/wintering habitats throughout the Americas.
Brian also has worked through the National Conservation Training Center of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to train professional wildlife managers throughout North America in methods of wetland management for shorebirds and waterfowl. He also is coordinator of the International Shorebird Surveys, a project that has enlisted more than 1000 volunteers to collect counts of shorebirds throughout North and South America. Observations from this project have been extensively used in developing the United States Shorebird Conservation Plan.
Since retirement Brian has continued his work with knots with a focus on Massachusetts. This work shows how the Massachusetts coast continues to be a major migration stopover area for Red Knots, which sadly, have become a highly threatened bird since Brian’s work on them began. He claims there is no connection! The event will be held at 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow Street. The entrance located on the South side of Barstow Street is handicap accessible. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Meeting Place: Park & Ride, North Street, Mattapoisett unless otherwise noted. All welcome.
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