A little birdie said you should join Backyard Birds at Joppa Flats on 12/30!

Drop in at Joppa Flats for an up-close winter wildlife experience! On Sunday mornings in winter, Joppa’s Bird Banding Station Manager Ben Flemer presents demonstrations on bird research and banding. After capturing wild birds in the Joppa backyard, Ben brings them inside to measure, weigh, examine, and then release them. The unique band that Ben places carefully on each bird’s leg connects other bird researchers with the data he’s collected. You’ll learn about your own backyard birds and why they’re here while watching scientific research in action.

This is a free program. All ages welcome. No registration required. Since bird safety is dependent on weather conditions, this program will not be held in inclement weather. If in doubt, please call ahead to confirm that the program is on for the day.

Backyard Birds Upcoming Dates
  • December 30, 2018
  • January 6, 2019
  • January 13, 2019
  • January 20, 2019
  • January 27, 2019
  • February 3, 2019
  • February 10, 2019
  • February 17, 2019
  • February 24, 2019

Meet Backyard Birds
Joppa Flats Education Center – 1 Plum Island Turnpike Newburyport, MA 01950
Sunday, December 30, 2018; 10:00am – 12:30pm
FREE and no registration required


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