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Merrimack River Eagle Festival 2020

February 15, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Please note: This is a workshop sponsored by Hunt’s Photo, but directed by Mass Audubon. Please direct questions to joppaflats@massaudubon.org

Come to Newburyport and Amesbury on Saturday, February 15, for a full day of fun indoor and outdoor activities celebrating the return of our Bald Eagles!

Learn more about these magnificent birds—as well as other amazing raptors such as Snowy Owls—and why our local habitat is so important to them.

Bring your camera for landscape and wildlife photography pointers from Hunt’s Photo and Video for this special Eagle Festival guided tour. Our birding guides and photography instructors will take you by van to wildlife viewing spots in the greater Newburyport area and help you see all that each location has to offer. The van will stay at each location as long as necessary for everyone to get a good shot at the wildlife and vistas. We can’t promise you’ll see all of these, but there are good possibilities for Red-breasted and Common mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Buffleheads, Bald Eagles, and Great Cormorants.

Register in advance for this exciting opportunity for in-the-field wildlife photo tips from Hunt’s Photo & Video. Tours depart from the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. Adults only & only $50 per person. Sign up today:
For information on the entire event:

Instructions and Directions:
Meet at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce at 38R Merrimac Street. Bring your camera and dress for the weather with warm layers and sturdy shoes.

Eagle Festival Cancellation Policy: We cannot issue any refunds for cancellations made by participants with less than 48 hours’ notice. If we must cancel Eagle Festival due to hazardous conditions, we will refund all payments.

Registration is required.
Register online or call 978-462-9998 to register by phone.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
For more information, contact:
Joppa Flats Education Center
1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950


February 15, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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