Meet birds who may be living right in your own backyard! Visit Joppa Flats on 3/3!
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.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Instructions and Directions:
Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center
Registration is not required
Audience: All (suitable for children 0 & up)
Meet Backyard Birds
Joppa Flats Education Center
1 Plum Island Turnpike Newburyport, MA 01950
Sunday, March 3, 2019 & March 10, 2019; 10:00am-12:30pm