Stellwagen Sanctuary Seabird Stewards
Since 2011, a devoted community of birders has helped pioneer a year-round, systematic seabird survey in the wildlife-rich waters of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Their efforts have helped reveal previously unknown details about these avian world-travelers and how they can serve as barometers of change in the marine environment. The Stellwagen Sanctuary Seabird Stewards have spent more than 6,000 hours (and counting!) collecting and analyzing data and reaching out to local New England communities to share their passion for seabirds and to communicate the importance of the sanctuary to birds and humans alike.