The Merrimack River Eagle Festival
Save The Date!
Celebrate Newburyport's special winter residents—bald eagles with Mass Audubon at Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at our annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival.
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
- 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 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.