Today’s Events

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MRVAC Programs

March 26: Birds of Texas from Laura’s Big Year by Laura Erickson, author & speaker

April 23: Non-Feathered Reptiles of Minnesota by John Moriarty, Senior Manager of Wildlife, Three Rivers Park District

  • ~ March 6, 2015. All Day Event. Road Trip: Festival of Owls: Houston, MN, March 6-8
  • ~ March 7, 2015. All Day Event. Workshop: Aldo Leopold Weekend, March 7-8
  • ~ March 7, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
  • ~ March 8, 2015. All Day Event. Workshop: Aldo Leopold Weekend, March 7-8
  • ~ March 8, 2015. 10:00 am. Workshop: Planting for Pollinators
  • ~ March 14, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
  • ~ March 21, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
  • ~ March 21, 2015. 9:00 am. Family Outing: Bird Banding Programs at Carver Park Reserve
  • ~ March 21, 2015. 10:00 am. Family Outing: Annual Maple Syrup Day, Audubon Center of the North Woods
  • ~ March 23, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
  • ~ March 24, 2015. 4:30 pm. Field Trip: Tuesday Tour: Squish! at the Wilkie Unit
  • ~ March 26, 2015. 7:00 am. Family Outing: Southwestern Minnesota Birding Days, March 26-27
  • ~ March 30, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Old Cedar Avenue Bridge
  • ~ April 2, 2015. All Day Event. Field Trip: Ramsey County Birding Day
  • ~ April 5, 2015. 3:00 pm. Family Outing: Call of the Wild Film Fest at the Refuge

2011 Cedar Creek Bog CBC Results

The 66th Cedar Creek Bog Christmas Bird Count was conducted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 under unseasonably balmy conditions, perhaps the warmest count on record for Cedar Creek. While lakes were frozen thick, the streams were flowing, and the ground was free of snow. The 45 species (+ 2 count week), represents the highest species count recorded in the counts. Still, the total count of birds was not impressive and most counters felt the numbers were low.

Interesting birds found included Northern Goshawk, Common Raven (regular on this count), Red-headed Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and White-winged Crossbills. Five species established new high count including Northern Shrike (10), and four of our woodpeckers.

Most remarkable was the number of our most common woodpecker, the Red-headed Woodpecker with 56 individuals counted. All of these birds, I believe, were within the Cedar Creek Natural History Area. This record is almost twice the previous high count. Thanks to all who participated in the count.