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November 9, 2013

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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 to 4 p.m.

Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at Join Mass Audubon for half-price through Nov. 30.

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 not required.

Fall Birding On Cape Ann

Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director Bill Gette leads this trip to the rocky coast of Cape Ann to see migrant seabirds.

Tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet at the Fisherman’s Statue on Western Avenue in Gloucester

Fee: $42. Registration is required.


Joppa Flats teacher Lisa Hutchings takes families on a guided nature walk through Maudslay State Park. For families with children ages 7 to 11.

Tomorrow, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $8 for children; $11 for adults. Registration is required.


Join Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director Bill Gette and USFWS veteran David Weaver for this weekly birding field trip in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. Appropriate for all birding levels.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $17. Registration is not required.


Children in grades 1 to 4 are invited to engage in wildlife learning experiences with a different theme each week. Come for one or sign up for the series. Three remaining sessions: Nov. 20: Intertidal Investigators; Dec. 4: Subtidal Scientists; Dec. 11: Beach Biologists

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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