Danielle Smaha

Director, Marketing and Communications

Bird-A-Thon is this weekend September 19-20! Are you ready? Your participation supports Manomet’s Landbird Conservation program and contributes valuable citizen science data to help researchers better understand migration and population trends. It’s also a great excuse to get outside and connect with nature!

Here are a few friendly reminders to take with you this weekend:
  • Bring your Bubble: Only bird with members of your household or close social circles. Avoid contact with anyone you haven’t already been around frequently.
  • Mask Up! Unless you’ll be birding at home, remember to bring a face covering, even if you expect to be alone most of the time. It never hurts to be prepared!
  • Maintain Distance: Avoid heavily trafficked areas. Try to bird in open, isolated areas and stay away from busy parks and trails unless you know you’ll be able to maintain a safe distance from others.
  • Share your Sightings: Remember to share your species lists to the ‘ManometBAT’ account on eBird.  Use hashtag #ManometBAT20 and tag Manomet on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Looking for a little extra motivation to get out and bird? Check out our recent webinars on migration, bird ID, counting techniques, and more. You can also watch a Virtual Banding Demo hosted by this season’s banding staff earlier this week to learn more about some of the work you help support by participating in Bird-A-Thon.