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February 1, 2014

Programs at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats

Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, located at One Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, is a natural history education and visitor center that is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and Monday holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the Web site at

Eagle Festival Eagle Eye Scavenger Hunt

Now through Feb. 8

Use your eagle eyes in our new scavenger hunt. Visit Newburyport merchants who are Eagle Festival Friends and find hidden eagle facts in their stores. You can download a scavenger hunt form or pick one up at the Joppa Flats Education Center or at Newburyport Public Library.

Saturday Morning Birding

Join our experienced leaders in a search for avian activity in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. For beginners and birders of all skill levels.

Today, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: Adults $10. Registration is not required.

The Wonder And The Wow: Bald Eagles Along The Merrimack

Family educator Lisa Hutchings takes adults to look for wintering bald eagles along the river.

Today, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $18. Registration is required.

Bald Eagles Of The Merrimack River

Join Joppa Flats education coordinator Dave Larson and search the areas around the open water of the lower Merrimack River for wintering bald eagles.

Sunday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to noon

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $21. Registration is required.


Joppa Flats teacher Lisa Hutchings takes families around the Newburyport area to look for bald eagles. For families with children ages 7 and older.

Sunday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m to noon

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Adult fee: $11; child fee: $8. Registration is required.

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