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Belle Isle Marsh

Friday, April 5 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
PEM Connect Building 135 Essex Street
Salem, MA United States

Get to know Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, an ACEC (Area of Critical Environmental Concern). This site, nestled among 3 municipalities, is an important feeding ground for migratory shorebirds and winter raptors. Discover more about this urban refuge from Reservation supervisor Sean Riley, including which breeding birds can be found here. Belle Isle Marsh and the nearby Rumney Marsh are the only large remaining natural saltmarshes and wildlife habitats near Boston, making them excellent locales for exploring local biodiversity.  Co-sponsored by PEM.

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Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Walk (plus brown bag lunch)

Sunday, April 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a fun walk at the Cedar Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, former estate of Francis Higginson, who bequeathed his land and houses to Mass Audubon in the 1970s. This 158-acre property has a variety of wetland and woodland habitats and Cedar Pond, a large kettle pond surrounded by Atlantic white cedars. Come explore the property, discuss the history of the site, and look for wildlife and signs. We’ll also check out the 5-acre restoration site that MAS has converted…

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ECOC Supper and Birding at Sissy ffolliott’s Lucky Dog Farm

Monday, May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lucky Dog Farm 91 Old Right Road
Ipswich, MA 01938 United States
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Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey

Saturday, May 18
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary 87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983 United States

Participate in the 113th ECOC birding trip down the Ipswich River!  Arguably the oldest uninterrupted bird-count in the world, this event is timed to get the best views of birds before full leaf-out, but late enough in the season to get better weather for paddling.

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Crane Beach Walk, Ipswich

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

During this 2-mile walk in the sand we will look for nesting Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and Bank Swallows, as well as evening songsters such as Whip-poor-wills. Prepare for mosquitos.. Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club.

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