Bald Eagles of the Merrimack River

Sponsored by Joppa Flats
February 9, 2020 (Sunday) 9:00am - 12:00pm


Newburyport and vicinity


Debra Listernick - Birder's Certificate Program graduate






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

Deep winter is the best time to find Bald Eagles, and the lower Merrimack River is the best place to find them. Bald Eagles may nest elsewhere in New England during the summer when food is plentiful, but in the winter when most lakes and rivers are frozen, eagles know they can come to our open local waters to find the ducks, fish, and carrion they need to survive. We'll also look for loons, grebes, gulls, and diving ducks in the flowing Merrimack.

Instructions and Directions:

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. Please wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear; bring binoculars and snacks.

Joppa Flats Cancellation Policy: Please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your program if you must cancel. If you cancel less than 24 hours ahead, we can only offer a refund or credit if we subsequently fill your space. We cannot transfer your payment to another registration with less than 24 hours' notice.

Registration is 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