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?
The Civilian Conservation Corps planted ornamental trees and shrubbery throughout Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area during the 1930s. In particular, structures of Gallops Island are lined with privet hedges, mock orange, snowberry, forsythia and coniferous trees.