Saturday, January 7, 2012


Howdy, Birders,

If you should find yourself near Boston, Massachusetts about March 3rd, please stop by and see me at the 20th Mass Aububon Birders Meeting! I will be speaking along with a host of many other top birders, researchers and local folks. My talk will be, "35 Years of California Seabirding." Registration is open at this time.

Hope to see many of my East Coast friends!

Debi Shearwater

The latest news from Mass Audubon.

Published: December 22, 2011

20th Annual Mass Audubon Birders Meeting

Saturday, March 3, 2012
The LaCava Center
Bentley University
Waltham, MA

Registration fee (which includes lunch):
$55 Mass Audubon members
($63 after Feb. 20)
$62 non-members
($70 after Feb. 20)
Walk-in registration available

If you enjoy birds and birding, The Birders Meeting is an event not to be missed! It offers something for everyone:

  • Updates on changes in local bird populations
  • Vendors galore
  • Tempting raffle prizes


Abstracts and Speaker Bios

This year's speakers include:

  • Dr. Steven Kress, known for his efforts to re-establish Atlantic Puffins to the Gulf of Maine
  • Debi Shearwater, founder of the well-known Shearwater Journeys, Inc. tour company
  • Dr. David Wiley, scientist at Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary and highly acclaimed for his underwater studies of humpback whale foraging behavior
  • Shawn Carey and Jim Grady of Migration Productions, professional nature photographers and videographers who present stunning slideshows and videos.
  • Anne-Marie Runfola, Volunteer Coordinator for NOAA/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, who developed the very successful Stellwagen Sanctuary Seabird Stewards volunteer program.
  • Dr. Julie C. Ellis, professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Executive Director of the Seabird Ecological Assessment Network, and an expert on seabirds and their communities.
  • Brian Harrington, shorebird biologist at the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences who is helping "Untie the Red Knot" and more.
  • Joan Walsh, Director of Bird Monitoring at Mass Audubon, Coordinator of the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas 2, has been key to the creation of Mass Audubon's State of the Birds.

Check back after January 1 for the complete schedule and to register online.

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