Our Wildlife Projects

We have six active wildlife projects on Martha’s Vineyard:

1.  Beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection (April – August)

2.  Eastern Willet (Tringa semipalmata) Migration Study

3.  Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Research and Monitoring (June – August)

4.  Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) Radio telemetry study of habitat use and movements

5.  Coastal river otter (Lontra canadensis) mapping and monitoring (August – April)

6. Mapping and monitoring of birds nesting in cliffs and sandy banks around the island: Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Bank swallow (Riparia riparia) and Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)

You can learn more about these projects by visiting their pages via the links to the right on this page.

Landowners – if you have river otter, bat, belted kingfisher or bank swallow activity on your property and would like to be included in our mapping projects, please contact us using the contact form, email, or telephone number here.

We enjoy working with volunteers and young scientists in the field.

If you would like to volunteer with us, please visit  our Volunteer Opportunities page.