You Made 2016 Amazing

The past year was one for the record books! Thanks to you, endangered terrapins hatched, more bobolinks fledged, a century of sanctuaries was celebrated, and a remarkable amount of land was protected for wildlife and people to enjoy.

Below, just a snapshot of 2016 by the numbers. You can help us achieve even more in 2017 by making a donation today.


terrapins hatched from the two-acre Terrapin Cove in Eastham, which Mass Audubon and the town recently protected from future development. That’s 92 more hatchlings then last year!

Diamondback terrapin © Patrick Randall

Diamondback terrapin © Patrick Randall


land conservation projects culminated in protecting 1,234 acres of important habitat, a 287% increase from the previous fiscal year.

Lady slipper

Lady slipper


bobolinks successfully fledged from farms around New England thanks to the innovative Bobolink Project, which raise money to pay farmers to delay haying their fields—up from an estimated 500 fledglings from the previous year.

Bobolink © Phil Doyle

Bobolink © Phil Doyle


stars, the highest rating from Charity Navigator, were awarded to Mass Audubon. This designation indicates that Mass Audubon demonstrates strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.


Mass Audubon camps that brought in 10,000 campers, including the newest camp to open at Oak Knoll in Attleboro.

Campers at Arcadia photo Phil Doyle

Campers at Arcadia photo Phil Doyle


volunteers pitched in at 19 different sanctuaries as part of the 10th annual Statewide Volunteer Day. Mark April 29 on your calendars to help out in 2017.


years of Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries celebrated throughout the year, including a 100th-day celebration that welcomed more than 5,000 visitors to sanctuaries across the state.

Sanctuaries 100th

For more of the year’s accomplishments, check out the Special Land Edition Annual Report.

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About Hillary T.

Where: Mass Audubon Headquarters, Lincoln Who: Massachusetts transplant by way of Florida and New York. Raising two young girls, who she hopes will be budding naturalists Favorite part of the job: Learning something new every day from some of the smartest and most enthusiastic groups of people

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  1. Elise Muffitt

    Wonderful news about the Bobolink Project! I’ve been a supporter of this project for a few years, before it was managed by Mass Audubon. By all accounts, it seems to be one of the best examples of the truth of “put your money where your mouth is” for all of us who want to save birds and bird habitat. I would love more details about how the numbers of fledglings are calculated. I’m so happy to get this good news, thank you!

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