Rare Bird Conservation

Conservation of rare birds and their habitats is an important focus of the NHESP.

About 190 species of birds nest in Massachusetts, about 30 of which are protected under MESA. This includes populations and habitats of coastal waterbirds that are globally important. Several species of marshbirds are also listed in Massachusetts. Conservation programs, regulations, and habitat management help protect these listed populations.
Image credits:  Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus


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