NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

November 2, 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 website at www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats. 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.

SUNDAY BIRDING IN THE NEWBURYPORT/PLUM ISLAND AREA

Visit the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Merrimack River, Salisbury Beach State Reservation, and other productive sites in Newbury and Rowley to observe migrating seabirds, ducks, and land birds.

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

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $39. 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, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $17. Registration is not required.

IMAGINE, SING, AND LEARN: SALT MARSH BIRDS

Active play and learning with Joppa Flats teacher-naturalist Lisa Hutchings for pre-schoolers, ages 3 to 5, with a favorite adult. Choose one of two sessions. Fee includes one adult and one child.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Meet at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $15. Registration is required.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 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.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $42. Registration is required.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: MAUDSLAY

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

Sunday, Nov. 10, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $8 for children, $11 for adults. Registration is 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.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Fee: $42. Registration is required.