This weekend, fervent birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts will flock to Bentley University in Waltham for Mass. Audubon’s Annual Birders Meeting, one of the most popular regional events for people who appreciate the winged and wondrous animal.
The New England society, which has over 100,000 members, will co-host the 21st annual event, which will take place Saturday, March 16, with the Brookline Bird Club.
This year’s event, themed “Birding: Past, Present and Future Challenges and Opportunities,” will feature a full day of programs and exhibits from an array ofexperts. Attendees can learn about the changes in Massachusetts bird communities and birding practices; shop among a selection of vendors; and enter the day’s raffle for prizes.
Dr. Kimberly Peters, chief scientist for the society, said the event presents an opportunity to share knowledge with an enthusiastic, like-minded community.
“At the Birders Meeting people can make new friends and connections, discover novel ways to connect with the natural world through birding, and learn about some of the latest science in bird conservation,” Peters said in a statement.
Registration, which includes lunch, is $63 for Mass Audubon members, and $70 for nonmembers. Walk-in registration the day of the event will be available.
For more information, visit wwwmassaudubon.org/birdersmeeting.