Welcome to birdwatchers of all skills and levels!
Venture by van and carpool to a variety of locations around Essex County with our experienced guides. You'll observe a rich diversity of birdlife while exploring different habitats each week, and have the opportunity to talk with other participants as the birds change throughout the seasons.
Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.
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.