Every Friday we venture out for three hours to different hot spots around Essex County. You will observe a variety of birdlife with guidance from our skilled naturalists. This is a great time to welcome newly arrived migrants from the south. 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!
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 inside the refuge. Our program passes cover our vans and carpooling, but not individual one-person vehicles within the caravan. Participants who choose not to carpool by driving without at least one passenger will be asked to cover the $5 fee at our front desk during registration. Thank you for helping to reduce the impact of vehicular traffic at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.
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.