Photos of Botswana planned for Joppa Flats program

Courtesy photo/David WeaverA southern yellow-billed hornbill spotted in Botswana. 

NEWBURYPORT – David Weaver, a veteran birder and natural history guide, will give a presentation on his recent trip to Botswana at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. He will tell his tale with photos of birds, mammals and reptiles native to this south-central African country.

This program, at 1 Plum Island Turnpike, is open to the public, appropriate for all ages, and free to Mass Audubon’s members; the nonmember fee is $4. No preregistration is required. Weaver, a Manchester-by-the-Sea resident, is a retired wildlife biologist who most recently worked for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As a longtime volunteer for Joppa Flats and graduate of the Birder’s Certificate Program, he has led and co-led many birding programs and trips locally and nationally. 

Mass Audubon is the largest conservation organization in New England, caring for 34,000 acres of conservation land and providing education programs for 200,000 children and adults annually, according to a press release.  Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at


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