Now in its 27th year, Wednesday Morning Birding gives birders of all skill levels excellent exposure to the hot spots in one of the most productive birding areas in the country. Each Wednesday throughout the year (except July), we'll travel by Mass Audubon vans and carpooling to focus our field trip on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, the Merrimack River estuary, and other locations around Essex County.
Only during the winter (November through March) we will meet once each month in Gloucester to look at the amazing birds of Cape Ann.
Preregistration is not necessary. Four-trip special: $64 for Mass Audubon members, $78 for nonmembers. Trips need not be consecutive for special price. Please call or email to sign up for program announcements, updates, and birding reports via our Wednesday Morning Birding email list.
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 indoors are optional as long as a county is noted as having moderate or low levels of transmission; however, they are required if county transmission levels are high.