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 Jodrey State Fish Pier, 2 State Fish Pier, Gloucester. From there we will travel by Mass Audubon vans and carpool. Carpooling is highly encouraged for those who do not wish to travel in a Mass Audubon vehicle.
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.