Venture every Friday to different hot spots around Essex County with our skilled naturalists to observe a variety of birdlife. This is a great time to welcome in newly arrived migrants from the south. During these walks, we'll search for Northern Shoveler, American Woodcock, Osprey, Gray Catbird, Chipping Sparrow, an exciting list of warblers, and many more. In June, we'll look for breeding birds.
All birding levels welcome. This program meets for three hours every Friday, with a different meeting place each week.
March 25: Leader's Choice
April 1: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
April 8: Ipswich Ramble
April 15: Essex County Ramble
April 22: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
April 29: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
June 3: Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area, Byfield
June 10: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield
June 17: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
June 24: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. From there, we'll travel by Mass Audubon vans. Masks are optional both outdoors and indoors. However, anyone wishing to travel in a Mass Audubon vehicle must wear a mask and present their vaccination record (actual or photo) for visual confirmation. Carpooling is encouraged for those who do not wish to travel in a Mass Audubon vehicle.
Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and the terrain. Bring a field guide, binoculars, and a scope if you have one. Bathroom facilities are available.
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.