Sherman Morss, Jr.
Volunteers work with a researcher and park staff to implement this protocol, which focuses on obtaining information on the relative abundance of thirteen coastal breeding species by estimating or directly counting nests, incubating adults, or territorial nesting pairs.Visit Northeast Temperate Network for more information on the birds of Boston Harbor Islands and this monitoring effort.
Interested in volunteering? Please view the documents below to learn more:
» Coastal Waterbird Volunteer Job Description [PDF 25KB]
» Coastal Waterbird Volunteer Guide [PDF 2.1 MB]
» Coastal Waterbird Safety SOP [PDF 222k]
Did You Know?
Clarence Burrage was a philanthropist who established the Hospital for Crippled Children on Bumpkin Island in 1902. It was one of the first facilities with ramps instead of stairs. Though it burned in 1945, the remains can be seen today at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...