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A bright Scarlet Tanager in a green woodland setting.

Choose Bird-Friendly Coffee

Worldwide, 75 percent of coffee is grown in ways that harm birds, insects, mammals, and climate. This is a problem we can solve—and still enjoy a good cup.

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A mumuration of Eauropean Starlings at twighlight

Join a Bird Club. Save The Planet.

The USFWS says that 45 million Americans call themselves birders. Compare that to the Democratic party which estimates that it has 49 million registered voters. Mobilizing birders might be as effective as organizing voters.

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Birders against a blue sky

Birding in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is 9th in the nationfor record species. Home to some of the oldest American bird clubs and dozens of distinguished ornithologists and birding luminaries, the state’s birding legacy is vast, deep, and multi-dimensional.

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A map of Massachusetts

Building a Birding Festival for Massachusetts

Massachusetts was one of two states in the East with more than 500 species records on eBird. Florida was the other. Since then, New York has also crossed the 500 mark and North Carolina is close. What does it mean?

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A blue egg in a nest

Origin Story

The main reason for the decline in bird populations is habitat loss.
For migrants like wood warblers, cuckoos and vireos, that loss happens in both their summer and winter ranges. Worldwide, 75 percent of coffee is grown in ways that harm birds, insects, mammals, and climate. This is a problem we can solve—and still enjoy a good cup.

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