Friday Morning Birdwatching by Canoe

July 7, 2023 (Friday) 8:00-10:30am


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield


Scott Santino - Statewide Trips, Travel and Certificate Programs Manager






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

The slow-flowing Ipswich River is a magical place to view wetland breeding birds. We'll meander up and down the river making frequent stops to look and listen for Virginal Rail, Sora, Yellow-throated Vireo, Great-crested Flycatcher, and many other species that raise their young in nests and tree cavities along the river. The canoes will allow us to venture deep into the freshwater marsh for a peaceful experience that combines birdwatching and boating.

Instructions and Directions:

Meets in front of the Visitor Center. All equipment will be provided. Participants should have some canoeing experience and be able to walk a half mile on uneven terrain. Wear footwear appropriate for muddy trails. Bring a water bottle, binoculars and a drybag for personal items, if you have one.

Mass Audubon Cancellation Policy: If you wish to withdraw less than seven days prior to the program, refunds cannot be issued. If we cancel the program, you will be refunded in full.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
Email [email protected] for more information.