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Bird Watching

The Merrimack River and Bald Eagles

The bald eagle is one of our national symbols. Each winter, bald eagles from northern New England move south to the lower Merrimack River, which provides perfect winter habitat for these majestic birds. In this outdoor class, you will learn about field marks, bill size and shape, cere and talons, eyes, their hunting style, flight speed and altitude, their plumage, and more.

Class will take place along the Merrimack River’s edge, and we will be walking on snow and unimproved trails. Dress in layers for outdoor weather, including waterproof boots, wool socks, hat, and gloves. If you have binoculars, bring them.

Meeting location: Park & Ride on Storey Avenue (Route 113) in Newburyport (Exit 57 off I-95). Limit 10.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Sunday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, 1 day, 2/9

Location: Off campus. Meet at the Park & Ride on Storey Avenue (Route 113) in Newburyport (Exit 57 off I-95)

Cost: $39

CRN: 112 Course Number: PETS1004 Section: OA