Biodiversity Works’ mission is to promote conservation of biodiversity through wildlife research and monitoring while providing opportunities for people to engage in hands-on nature study.
The organization has six active wildlife projects on Martha’s Vineyard.
- Beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection (April – August)
- Eastern Willet (Tringa semipalmata) Migration Study
- Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Research and Monitoring (June – August)
- Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) Radio telemetry study of habitat use and movements
- Coastal river otter (Lontra canadensis) mapping and monitoring (August – April)
- Mapping and monitoring of birds nesting in cliffs and sandy banks around the island: Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Bank swallow (Riparia riparia) and Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)