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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Coastal Breeding Bird Monitoring

Coastal Breeding Bird Monitoring

is part of the

National Park Service Northeast Temperate Network Inventory & Monitoring Program

Open the Coastal Breeding Bird Monitoring website



Coastal breeding bird populations at Boston Harbor Islands, a National Park area, are monitored each spring and summer. Monitoring data helps park managers understand what species breed in Boston Harbor and correlate changes in coastal breeding bird populations with management actions. Boston Harbor Islands was designated as an Important Bird Area in 2002 and birdwatching is an important experience for many park visitors. This citizen-science monitoring program involves and engages the public in park stewardship. The information they gather helps to protect coastal breeding birds and their habitats.


Open the Coastal Breeding Bird Monitoring website



Topic - birds, monitoring

Audience - adults, park visitors, park staff, bird watchers

Location - Boston Harbor Islands, Massachusetts

Goals - long-term monitoring, stewardship, education



Carol Lynn Trocki, Wildlife Biologist/NPS Cooperator  email Carol


Brian Mitchell, Northeast Temperate Network Program Manager  email Brian

  802-457-3368 ext. 37

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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