Sorting Out Sparrows & Other LBJs - In the Field

October 28, 2023 (Saturday) 8:00am-1:00pm


Newburyport and vicinity


Dave Williams - Birder Naturalist






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

Sparrows and other "little brown jobs" (LBJs) can be confusing to many birders. Together we'll work on sparrow identification and clear up some of the confusion, as we study individual birds to distinguish characteristic field marks of various species. We'll travel by van and carpool to visit several locations that are known for locating a diversity of sparrows and other LBJs.

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. Participants should expect to walk trails with moderate terrain changes at a slow pace, for a mile or more.

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:

Newburyport and vicinity
Email [email protected] for more information.