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Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

#7 of 26 things to do in Newburyport Features Animals
1 Plum Island Tpke, Newburyport, MA 01950-3219
+1 978-462-9998
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Stop in for sage birding advice!

Stopped by on our way out to Plum Island and the staff members were incredibly helpful in... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Callisto S
S. Natick, MA
Helpful Volunteers Provide Advice on Birding

We stopped by before exploring the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The Audubon volunteers... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Grace S
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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1 Plum Island Tpke, Newburyport, MA 01950-3219
+1 978-462-9998
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stopped by on our way out to Plum Island and the staff members were incredibly helpful in describing the latest bird sightings and where we might have the most luck in finding them. Also gave us a tip about an owl residing in a tree...More

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped by before exploring the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The Audubon volunteers were very helpful in telling us which birds to look for, and also gave use valuable information about visiting Maudslay State Park. We would NEVER have gone there!

Thank Grace S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Visited some of the exhibits at the Joppa Flats Education Center but, as it was at the end of our trip, I spent most of the time in the shop, where I purchased one of the few squirrel-proof bird feeders recommended by the Audubon Society,...More

Thank Bear59
Reviewed 10 August 2016

we used to go as kids with our school on field trips. it was awesome seeing and learning about the plants and animals around us.

Thank Gioia C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Provides a variety of programs including the 1/2 day birding trip that I took, to camp for kids. A great resource when visiting the area or for casual or serious nature lovers.

Thank rickiboston
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The center is a birders dream. Plum Islands Parker River National Wild Life Refuge was recently named one of the top three bird watching places in the U. S.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 21 June 2016

It is a wonderful location with 2 friendly, knowledgeable employees (at least 2 the day I was there) but no birds...I did go to Joppa Park and that was wonderful but no birds there either. Nice gift shop so I bought 2 of my younger...More

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Ya gotta be into birds to really enjoy this place but, if you are, it's a great take. Nicely educational about the local beaks.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Run by Mass Audubon, one of their sanctuaries. Has many programs available. good information on local nature

Thank 821Bee
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Maybe if I was a real bird watcher this spot might be attractive. I have been here with my kids and other adults. And we come away always saying, "that was OK". Not sure why that building is there and all the people who work...More

Thank Brian D
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