Published on August 22, 2017

Save the Date: Merrimack River Eagle Festival 2018

February 17, 2018

Presented by Joppa Flats Education Center and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Merrimack River Eagle Festival logo

When winter returns to Merrimack Valley, so do the bald eagles. Every year we host a grand event marking their return, and we hope you'll join us in Newburyport and Amesbury to celebrate these very special winter residents.

The 2018 Merrimack River Eagle Festival will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018.


In previous years, activities have included:

  • Visiting eagle hotspots
  • Guided eagle tours
  • Live owls and hawks from Drumlin Farm
  • Pose for a photo with a raptor
  • Family activities at Parker River Headquarters and Joppa Flats
  • ...and much more!

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