Welcome to birdwatchers of all skills and levels! Venture to a variety of locations around Essex County and take some time to observe a rich variety of birdlife. We'll travel by van and carpool to focus our three-hour field trip on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, the Merrimack River estuary, and other locations around Essex County.
Please note that the program meets from 8:00 to 11:00 am through November and 8:30 to 11:30 am starting in December.
October 21: Newburyport & vicinity
October 28: Newburyport & vicinity
November 4: Newburyport & vicinity
November 11: Newburyport & vicinity
November 18: Newburyport & vicinity
November 25: Newburyport & vicinity
December 2: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
December 9: Newburyport & vicinity
December 16: Cape Ann
December 23: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
January 6: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
January 13: Cape Ann
January 20: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
January 27: Hampton Beach State Park to Salisbury State Reservation
February 3: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
February 10: Greater Boston
February 17: Salisbury State Reservation
February 24: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
March 3: Cape Ann
March 10: Newburyport & vicinity
March 17: Cape Ann
March 24: Leader's Choice
March 31: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center. From there we will travel by Mass Audubon vans and carpool. Mass Audubon and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge encourage carpooling to reduce the number of vehicles. Participants who choose not to carpool by driving without at least one passenger will be surcharged $5.00.
Bring binoculars, a field guide to birds, and a scope if you have one. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and terrain.
Masks are required in Mass Audubon vehicles. Masks are not required indoors if a county is noted as having moderate or low levels of transmission, but are required if county levels are high. Otherwise, masks indoors and outdoors are optional.
Mass Audubon cancellation policy: If you wish to withdraw less than seven days prior to the program, refunds cannot be issued. If Mass Audubon cancels the program, you will receive a refund in full.