Get involved in a citizen science project to monitor field-nesting birds at NH Audubon’s Massabesic Center! This workshop focuses on Eastern Bluebirds, and will teach you identification, natural history, conservation status and how to collect data as a Bluebird Trail Monitor.
We will begin in the classroom at 10am with a break for lunch (please bring your own lunch and water). After lunch, we’ll head outside to learn the trail, clean up the nest boxes, and practice field identification of early season birds.
NH Audubon Massabesic Center is home to almost 100 monitored nest boxes. Volunteer monitors are expected to contribute one to two hours each week from April to August to record data in their designated sections. Sign up today to support this important conservation fieldwork! Contact Massabesic Center Director, Kimmie Whiteman, with questions.
Masks required for all indoor portions of this workshop.
In the event of severe winter weather, this workshop will take place on April 2nd. Notifications will be made via email the day before.
Photo: Eastern Bluebird, by Pam Hunt.
The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.
Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.