NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

February 22, 2013

Programs at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats


Newburyport Daily News

---- — 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 Web site at www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

Join experienced Joppa Flats leaders in a search for avian activity in the Newburyport and Plum Island area today from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For beginners and birders of all skill levels. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Fee: $10 for adults $10 $7 for children ages 8 and older. Registration is not required.

FOCUS ON SEABIRDS

Explore Cape Ann with resident and USFWS veteran Dave Weaver to find sea ducks, loons, grebes, and gulls. Special features: harlequin ducks, and maybe even a king eider.

Tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Fee: $25. Registration is 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 tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Fee: $18. Registration is required.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BALD EAGLES

Joppa Flats teacher Lisa Hutchings takes families around the Newburyport area to look for bald eagles tomorrow from 2 to 4:30 p.m. For families with children ages 7 and older.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

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

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING

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, Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.Fee: $17. Registration is not required.

HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIP: WINTER WILDLIFE

Monthly focus topics for homeschoolers, ages 7 to 12. Take a field trip on Thursday, Feb. 28, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

$40. Registration is required.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

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

Saturday, March 2, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Fee: Adults $10; Children ages 8 and up $7. Registration is not required.

BIRDING THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COAST

Visit coastal New Hampshire to see loons, grebes, diving and dabbling ducks, and wintering gulls with author Steve Mirick.

Sunday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Fee: $50. Registration is required.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BALD EAGLES

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, March 3, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

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