The Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Presented by Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center & Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

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February 8–12, 2022

Virtual & In-Person

When winter returns to the lower Merrimack Valley, so do Bald Eagles and Snowy Owls and other exciting wildlife. 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 2022 Merrimack River Eagle Festival will be held online and in-person from Tuesday, February 8 – Saturday, February 12, 2022.

Activities will include . . .

  • Online wildlife lectures
  • Naturalist-led outings to search for eagles
  • In-person outdoor programs for children, families, & adults

While the banks of the Merrimack River will not be lined with crowds of eagle spotters this season, we rejoice in recognizing the wonders of the natural world as our local habitats welcome winter's animal visitors!

2022 Festival Details >


2022 Festival Sponsors


Our endless gratitude goes out to our generous sponsors for making the 2022 Eagle Festival possible.