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January 18, 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 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

Weekly trip with 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: RAPTORS OF THE PARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Family educator Lisa Hutchings and sidekick Jonathan Brooks take adults to Plum Island in search of owls, eagles, hawks and falcons.

Today 9:30 a.m. to noon

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $18. Registration is required.

FOCUS ON MERRIMACK RIVER BIRDS

Explore local venues to find gulls, wintering ducks, and bald eagles.

Tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $25. Registration is required.

BECOME AN EDUCATION VOLUNTEER AT JOPPA FLATS: WINTER RAPTORS

Learn to assist children’s educator Lisa Hutchings in coastal ecology and birding programs in the field and at schools. No experience necessary. Post-training commitment: two half-days per month. Next: Jan. 28 —Animal Tracks and Night Creatures

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee per session: $20. 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, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $17. Registration is not required.

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