Meet Backyard Birds

Sponsored by Joppa Flats

Location:

Joppa Flats Education Center, Newburyport MA

Instructor:

Ben Flemer - Banding Station Manager

Audience:

All
(suitable for children 0 & up)

Fee:

Free

Members:

Adult free, Child free

Nonmembers:

Adult free, Child free
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

PROGRAM CANCELLED JANUARY 20

Drop in at Joppa Flats for an up-close winter wildlife experience! On Sunday mornings in winter, Joppa's Bird Banding Station Manager Ben Flemer presents demonstrations on bird research and banding. After capturing wild birds in the Joppa backyard, Ben brings them inside to measure, weigh, examine, and then release them. The unique band that Ben places carefully on each bird's leg connects other bird researchers with the data he's collected. You'll learn about your own backyard birds and why they're here while watching scientific research in action.

This is a free program. All ages welcome. No registration required. Since bird safety is dependent on weather conditions, this program will not be held in inclement weather. If in doubt, please call ahead to confirm that the program is on for the day.

Dates:

December 30

January 6

January 13

January 20 - CANCELLED

January 27

February 3

February 10

Febryary 17

February 24

Instructions and Directions:

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center.

Registration not required.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950