The Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Save the Date!

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Newburyport, MA

Winter's on its way—and with it, the Bald Eagles return to the Merrimack Valley. To celebrate these special winter residents of the greater Newburyport area, Mass Audubon at Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are holding the tenth annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Come to the Eagle Festival for a full day of fun indoor and outdoor activities, and learn more about these magnificent birds and the habitat they share with us. Festival features include:

  • Eagle-spotting locations along the lower Merrimack with on-site interpreters
  • Bus tours guided by expert birders starting in downtown Newburyport (register by phone starting January 5)
  • Live raptor demonstrations at Newburyport’s City Hall
  • Children’s nature activities and live bird demonstrations at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters

The Eagle Eye Scavenger Hunt, January 16 through February 7, is an engaging way to get ready for seeing eagles at the festival. Visit Newburyport merchants who are Eagle Festival Friends and find hidden eagle facts in their stores. You can download a hunt form here (starting in early January) or pick one up at the Joppa Flats Education Center.

For the latest information on the Merrimack River Eagle Festival events, please contact Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center at 978-462-9998 or watch this web page for updates.

Merrimack River Eagle Festival Founding Sponsors

                 

 
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