Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program protected threatened coastal birds through management and education at 194 sites along 162 miles of the Massachusetts coastline in 2017. Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program approaches local shorebird conservation from all possible angles. Photos and Videos. Questions about the program? Read more. Subscribe to our e-news for the latest events, updates and info. Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program. Coastal Waterbird Program Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary PO Box 275 Cummaquid, MA 02637 508-362-7475 x9351 coastalbirds@massaudubon.org These disparate experiences laid the foundation for my path to conservation and urban education, where my interests are very much aligned with the mission at Mass Audubon. Firstly, Mass Audubon puts boots on the ground—or rather, on the sand—to monitor shorebird populations and develop science-based conservation plans. In her role at Mass Audubon, Rebecca oversaw the monitoring, management, and protection of threatened beach-nesting birds and their habitats at more than 100 sites throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Donations to Mass Audubon are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. In addition, we provide training for staff of partner organizations. ENC and the Biology Department will present a free lecture open to the public on the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Coastal Waterbird Program at 1 p.m. Tuesday November 15 in Shrader Lecture Hall.. Dr. Katharine Parsons, director of the Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP), will discuss Mass Audubon’s coastal … The CWP was launched in 1987 in response to declining populations of Piping Plovers and terns in Massachusetts… Write a Review. LINCOLN, MA—Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP), which has monitored and supported vulnerable shorebird species including Piping Plovers for 35 years, has announced that the 2019 season was its best in a decade. Mass Audubon is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 04-2104702) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program protected threatened coastal birds through management and education at 194 sites along 162 miles of the Massachusetts coastline in 2017. CWP Home • Wildlife Management • Conservation • Policy Development • Education. Save. The first American Oystercatchers were seen on March 10 in Fairhaven, apparently beating the Piping Plovers to town - the first of which were spotted in Provincetown on March 15. The CWP serves as a model for integrated coastal resource management. Donations to Mass Audubon are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Impact of Wildlife Research & Conservation. We have trained and mentored over 600 field staff over the past 25 years. In partnership with federal, state, and municipal agencies (along with private landowners), the program helped to recover the number of nesting Piping Plovers in the state from 135 pairs in 1986 to 755 pairs in 2019—approximately 1/3 of the entire Atlantic Coast population. May 2019 – Oct 2019 6 months. In addition, staff is housed at other Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries or in field housing with other organizations. A staff of 56 shorebird monitors and trainees installed protective fencing and signage, monitored nesting activity, provided educational opportunities for beachgoers, and engaged landowners in coastal habitat … Seasonal staff often includes recent college graduates wishing to gain experience in conservation biology; trainees are less experienced but many return in subsequent years for paid positions and college thesis projects. facebook: twitter: blogs: youtube: flickr foursquare: See all of our publications and e-newsletters. The Coastal Waterbird Program monitors 177 sites from Plum Island to the South Coast, virtually the entire Massachusetts coastline. 345 Bone Hill Rd. Katharine Parsons is Director of Coastal Waterbird Program at Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc. View Katharine Parsons’s professional profile on Relationship Science, the database of decision makers. Volunteering. The co-owners of Sampson’s Island — Three Bays Preservation, Inc., and the Mass Audubon Society, Inc. — are applying for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to re-arrange the island for the benefit of its birds, some of them endangered. In 2019, Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program protected threatened coastal birds through management and education at 177 sites along 125 miles of coastline. We have trained and mentored over 600 field staff over the past 25 years. The Coastal Waterbird Program has a strong commitment to training and education. A staff of 56 shorebird monitors and trainees installed protective fencing and signage, monitored nesting activity, provided educational opportunities for beachgoers, and engaged landowners in coastal habitat … Donations to Mass Audubon are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. A recent educational project included installation of a webcam to record American Oystercatcher nesting behavior. Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) is one of the most effective entities working to protect coastal birds and barrier beaches in North America. Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Mass Audubon is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 04-2104702) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, we have worked closely with beach managers and policy-makers to provide information on coastal waterbird protection. CWP Trainees are critical to the core of what we do—protect birds on the beaches and develop capacity in future generations of conservationists. Become a Member If you haven't already joined Mass Audubon, now's the time. Become a Monthly Sustainer. COVID-19 Updates. Our Trainee Program, supported by contributions from foundations and individuals, allows us to train up to 30 seasonal staff each season, consisting of paid field assistants and student trainees. With a lot of management and protection, and with a little luck, we hope to see the birds fledge their young early and head back to the Bahamas by the middle of the summer.