Saturday Morning Birding in Essex County

April 8, 2023 (Saturday) 8:00-10:00am


Parker River National Wildlife Refuge


Dave Williams - Birder Naturalist
Maura Genova - Pre-School Teacher and Educator
Diego Fernandez - Field Teacher






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Join us for one or more of these quick weekend birdwatching walks in one of the best year-round bird migration areas in the country. We'll get an early start on the day, when many birds are most active and therefore easier to see. We'll explore a different birding hotspot each week, focusing on field identification, birdsong, and breeding behavior. For most of our outings, we will travel by Mass Audubon vans and carpool to each week's hottest spot. All birding experience levels are welcome.

Instructions and Directions:

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.

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.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Email [email protected] for more information.