Saturday, March 16, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Brookline Bird Club (BBC) â€” one of the largest bird clubs in the stateâ€”will co-host the 21st annual Birders Meeting at Bentley University in Waltham. Exploring the theme Birding: Past Present, and Future Challenges and Opportunities, we will take a look back at 20th century birding through the lens of one of America’s oldest bird clubs, as well as examine how modern technological advances are revolutionizing our understanding of bird classification, migration, and key conservation issues. This popular event, which supports Mass Audubonâ€™s Science and Bird Conservation work, draws birders of all levels as well as photographers, students, and conservation and academic professionals from across the state for a day of presentations, workshops, exhibitors, silent auctions, and raffles.
Proceeds from the Birders Meeting help to strengthen Mass Audubonâ€™s statewide bird monitoring initiatives aimed specifically at protecting species at risk at a time when more than one-third of Massachusettsâ€™ breeding bird species have suffered significant declines. For complete event details, including a comprehensive agenda, speakers list, and registration information, visit www.massaudubon.org/birdersmeeting.