February 2023

Vol. 51, No. 1

Zaps: 51-1

Zaps are notes of awareness and pleas for action that appear in the corresponding print edition of Bird Observer. Here they are from the current issue.

BioMap, a newly updated online tool that identifies critical land and waterways throughout Massachusetts in need of conservation, was released by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Massachusetts. For more than 20 years, BioMap has been an essential tool for proactive and high-impact conservation by state agencies, land trusts, municipalities, non-government organizations, academics, and other partners. The newest BioMap incorporates enhanced knowledge of biodiversity and habitats and new understandings of how to ensure that natural systems are more resilient in the face of climate change.

With BioMap, we can protect our extraordinary biodiversity and vibrant quality of life, now and for future generations.

Visit to explore the interactive map and resources and contact for more information.

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