In case you were unaware, The Audubon Society is not a restricted organization. It is comprised entirely of people like you and me. Massachusetts alone has over 100,000 member citizens that belong to the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Here is a link to get you started: Get Involved.
Particularly for Massachusetts residents, the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s website is especially helpful in identifying birds observed locally; see the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas Find a Bird Page. The Common Eider seen on Rogers Street, and guided to safety by Thomas Donahue, is on the Mass Audubon Find A Bird page and you can read more about this interesting bird here: Common Eider.The atlas isn’t always helpful, for example, GMG contributor Donna recently spotted a Horned Grebe. That particular species is not included on the page however, it was easily identified by looking at other sources, including books and websites such as Cornell’s All About Birds website.
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Reminder: Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend, a program sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Massachusetts Audubon Society was rescheduled for the weekend of February 27 through the 29th. Click here for details.
Robert Chem Sanderlings painting currently on view at the Trident Gallery
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Additional information about Mass Audubon membership:
Members of the Massachusetts Audubon Society enjoy the following benefits:
Free Places to Explore, a full-color guide to Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers, and museums.
Free one-year subscriptions to Connections, our member newsletter, and our new annual publication (first issue will be sent in February).
Member-only discounts on hundreds of exciting programs, camps, courses, and most special events.
Savings on purchases and access to member-only sales at our gift shops.
Member-only access to:
- Moose Hill and Drumlin Farm CSA programs (delicious local produce)
- Cabin rentals at Ipswich River and Pierpont Meadow (leave the work week behind)
- Camping at Wellfleet Bay and Ipswich River (s’mores and more)
- Canoe and snowshoe rentals at many of our wildlife sanctuaries (come out and play)
Savings on green auto insurance (10%) with the Environmental Insurance Agency (EIA).
Migrate to Explorer level or higher for even more benefits. Learn about our different membership levels.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us.
2 thoughts on “Did You Know That ANYONE Can Become A Member of the Audubon Society?”
Kim. Thank you so very much for sharing this information. Love seeing the enthusiasm for Mass Audubon! Sue Ann Pearson, Mass Audubon at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield.
Thanks so much for writing Sue! We’re very happy to get the information out there and any time I can help please let me know.