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.

  1. Beach-nesting bird monitoring and protection (April – August)
  2. Eastern Willet (Tringa semipalmata) Migration Study
  3. Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Research and Monitoring (June – August)
  4.  Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) Radio telemetry study of habitat use and movements
  5. Coastal river otter (Lontra canadensis) mapping and monitoring (August – April)
  6. 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)