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Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

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1 Plum Island Tpke, Newburyport, MA 01950-3219
+1 978-462-9998
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A unique and welcoming place.

I have attended several events at Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, organized by... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Isabell5683
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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
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Natick, Massachusetts
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1 Plum Island Tpke, Newburyport, MA 01950-3219
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I have attended several events at Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, organized by David Davis, the Poet in Residence. These events featured poets and/or photographers and/or birders who wrote poems about birds, took marvelous photos of birds, or wrote nature poems or pieces....More

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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
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Reviewed 18 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!

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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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

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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.

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

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

Thank 821Bee
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