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May 10, 2014

Newburyport Birders programs

Mother’s Day Morning Walk

Sunday, May 11; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Meet at the corner of Route 1A and Stackyard Road in Rowley. Parking is available on the right side of Stackyard Road.

Fee: $20/2 people

Stackyard Road offers a mix of woodlands, wetlands, edge habitat and salt meadows, making it one of the best birding spots in Rowley for songbirds. Attendees will likely find brightly colored songbirds, shorebirds and orioles. Bring binoculars if you have them. Beginners as well as seasoned birders are welcome.

Tuesday Morning Walks At Hellcat

Tuesday, May 13; 6:30 to 9 a.m.

Fee: $15

Meet Sue at the Hellcat Parking on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

We won’t ever be far afield, and there will be lots of birds to see. These easy-paced walks are great for new birders or for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds on the Refuge. Loaner binoculars are available.

Wild West Newbury on Wednesday Evening

Wednesday, May 14; 6:30 p.m. to dusk

Wednesdays, May 28; 6:30 p.m. to dusk

Fee: $15

Meet at Pike’s Bridge Road parking area on Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury

Explore Pike’s Bridge Road and other highly productive, birding locations in West Newbury during these evening programs. Some carpooling is involved. No facilities are available.

Directions: From the Scotland Road exit off I-95, take Scotland Road heading west; then take an immediate right onto Turkey Hill Road. Drive north on Turkey Hill Road about half a mile to a large, dirt pull off on the left [this is where the road curves right]. Pike’s Bridge Road is a dirt road with a metal gate across it which allows no vehicles to enter.

All Wings Considered

Sundays, May 18; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport at the observation deck next to the Visitor’s Information Center at Parking Lot 1

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