Our Foundational Principles
We use science-driven solutions to improve ecosystem health and human well-being.Learn More
We embed climate science into every part of our work, so that we can scale impact to combat climate change.Learn More
We pledge to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into every aspect of our organization.Learn More
Using science to create positive change
For over five decades, Manomet has earned a reputation for being laser-focused on quality science and applying our science collaboratively to address real-world challenges.Our Mission
Manomet is best known for its work on avian species and is a global leader in shorebird conservation. We will grow the impact of this work through enhanced site conservation, expanded monitoring, and increased emphasis on working lands and seas. [Photo: Hudsonian Godwits take flight. Credit: Diego Luna Quevedo.]
Our greatest conservation accomplishments involve our ability to work with others, integrating cutting-edge science, targeted management actions, and long-term monitoring to improve habitat. We identify threats to nature and develop measures to alleviate pressure on the most valuable and sensitive ecosystems. Healthy ecosystems and vibrant wildlife populations are critical to ensuring that human communities thrive. [Photo: White-rumped Sandpiper in breeding plumage. Credit: Shiloh Schulte.]
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
We believe that education is one of the best tools to create long-term change. We see the opportunity to influence a broad array of individuals on the value of the natural world through outreach in Southeast Massachusetts, extending nationally and internationally through virtual programming and on-the-ground education.
Working Lands and Seas
High-quality habitat conditions for wildlife can exist alongside resource-based industries such as agriculture, fisheries, and salt production. Using our experience developed over several decades, we are expanding our efforts to secure greater conservation impacts. [Photo: Dunlin flying over rice fields. Credit: Monica Iglecia.]
Our latest news
A public transit guide to urban birding: Take the MBTA to Boston, South Shore hotspots
Let’s spill the “T”—you don’t need a car to reach some of the best urban birding spots in the Greater Boston metro areaREAD MORE
How South American Salt Flats And Shorebird Habitats Are Linked To Smartphones, Laptops, And Electric Vehicles
As demand for lithium batteries grow, so does their impact on wetlands in the AndesREAD MORE
In Massachusetts, Weather Grounds Thousands Of Migrating Birds
Wind, rain, and fog created the perfect storm for birds migrating through the Northeast this AprilRead more
Calling all nature lovers!
This spring 2022 migration season, for the first time in Manomet history, you can adopt one of the mist nets we use to safely capture birds for research. By adopting a mist net in your name or as a gift to a loved one, you will support critical bird and ecology research and help educate the next generation of conservationists.
Our Strategic Priorities: 2021-2024
In 2020, we embarked on a strategic planning process to refine our mission and identify strategic priorities that build on our history, knowledge, and talent. We are excited to share with you these priorities for Manomet’s next chapter.