We have several active wildlife projects on Martha’s Vineyard. To learn about these projects, just click on the project name in bold.

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

2.  Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Research and Monitoring

  • If you have seen bats in a building, root cellar, old well, storm drain, or even a tree during the winter (Dec. – March) on Martha’s Vineyard or Cape Cod, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at info@biodiversityworksmv.org

3.  Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) Snake Study 

4.  Mapping Snake Distribution on Martha’s Vineyard (April – November)

5. Annual MV Christmas Bird Count (December/January)

6. Annual Junior Bird Count 

Projects we revisit on 3 – 10 year intervals:

Eastern Willet (Tringa semipalmata) Migration Study

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

Mapping and monitoring of birds nesting in cliffs and sandy banks 

  • Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Bank swallow (Riparia riparia) and Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)

Landowners – if you have river otter, 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.


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