The first meeting of the members of the Boxborough Birders was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough. The featured speaker was ornithologist Becky Harris, PhD., whose fascinating talk “Plovers and Terns and Oystercatchers, Oh My!” recounted her work as director of Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program. She illustrated her talk with photos of piping plovers, least terns, American oystercatchers, and other birds that nest on the beaches of Massachusetts as she detailed the conservation successes of the program and the continuing challenges facing these birds.
The meeting was attended by 70-80 people, who were also treated to a display of stunning photographs of local birds by several members of the Boxborough Birders, and browsed helpful information about guide books, phone apps, and setting up bird houses. For more information about the Boxborough Birders, visit the home page.