Migratory Bird Collision Training
Thursday, March 12, 2020 • 6:00pm–7:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 • 4:00pm–5:00pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 • 12:00pm–1:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020 • 12:00pm–1:00pm
* This training will take place virtually. Sign up to receive details.
About the Event
Mass Audubon is seeking volunteers to help monitor bird-window collisions in downtown Boston. Join us at one of our training sessions to learn more about the volunteer opportunities.
Window collisions are a surprisingly significant source of bird mortality in the US, causing up to 100 million casualties annually. While programs exist in most major cities to study and mitigate this problem, its scale in Boston is largely unknown. By volunteering as a citizen scientist, you can help us collect data on how window strikes affect birds and rescue birds that survive collisions.
We are seeking two types of volunteers, who commit to at least a shift per week. Monitoring Volunteers walk predetermined routes between dawn and 9:00am to collect dead or injured birds 1-4 days a week (Sat-Tues) April 11-June 2 (generally takes between 15 minutes to 1 hour to complete). Survey areas include Boston Common, Copley Square, Post Office Square, East Cambridge, Downtown Crossing, Seaport. Surveying Volunteers walk randomized routes the city, carefully photographing and documenting window-struck birds, and recording your route and time effort.
All interested volunteers must attend an orientation session, which will provided online. A webinar link will be provided after sign up.