Today’s Events

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MRVAC Programs

September 24: If You Were a Marbled Godwit, Where Would You Be? by Bridget Olson, Deputy Refuge Manager, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

  • ~ July 10, 2015. All Day Event. Family Outing: BioBlitz in Glenwood, MN: July 10-11
  • ~ July 11, 2015. 8:30 am. Field Trip: Louisville Swamp Unit, Shakopee
  • ~ July 16, 2015. 6:00 am. Road Trip: Myre Big Island State Park: July 16-17
  • ~ July 19, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Nesting Birds of the MVNWR
  • ~ July 20, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek: Rapids Lake Unit
  • ~ August 1, 2015. 8:30 am. Field Trip: Rapids Lake Education Center, MVNWR, Carver
  • ~ August 6, 2015. 6:00 am. Road Trip: Crow Wing State Park: August 6-7
  • ~ August 15, 2015. All Day Event. Family Outing: Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah Celebration: Saturday, August 15th
  • ~ August 22, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek: Rapids Lake Unit
  • ~ August 23, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Cannon River Bottoms
  • ~ August 24, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek: Bloomington Ferry Unit
  • ~ September 24, 2015. 7:00 pm. MRVAC Program: If You Were a Marbled Godwit, Where Would You Be?

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.