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April 27, 2013

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 website at


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

Today 9 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Fee: Adults $10; children ages 8 and older, $7. Registration is not required.


Naturalist Mark Brown photography exhibit, “Still of the Moment: Images of the Natural World,” in the center’s Juliet Kellogg French room from April 21 through June 2. Brown will introduce his work at a free opening reception on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Joppa Flats. A portion of all purchases made during the exhibit helps to support Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats.


Bring the family to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge for an exciting, up-close look at migrating birds as they are netted and evaluated before releasing. The Bird Banding Station is only open at the height of migration in spring and fall. For families with children age 6 and older. Today, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Fee: $8 for adults, $5 for children. Registration is required.


Join Dave Larson, Joppa Flats Education Coordinator, to look for spring migrants in Mass Audubon’s newest wildlife sanctuary: Rough Meadows in Rowley.

Sunday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Fee: $21. Registration is required.

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