MASSBIRD is a mailing list dedicated to the interchange of wild bird and birding information relevant to Massachusetts and New England. The list is owned and moderated by Barbara Volkle. This list is intended for the discussion of local issues - such as birding locations, local conditions, reports of local rarities and unusual sightings, pelagic trip reports, legislative alerts, events and speakers in the area, and calls for volunteers in research and census activities. Hopefully, novice birdwatchers, visitors to our area, and our local experts alike, will share their questions and knowledge through this mailing list. Together we have made MASSBIRD a useful forum, sharing information on a real time basis.
If you wish to bring up a topic of environmental concern that is of special interest to birders in Massachusetts or the northeast (i.e., local content), contact the moderator. Such posts should be designed to summarize the issue and inform readers of how they can pursue the topic from that point on.
Most of us lead enormously busy lives - family, home and work commitments, and of course, a demanding interest in birding. Please respect each other's time by limiting your posts on massbird to topics within the charter.
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