Today’s Events

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MRVAC Programs

No MRVAC events. See you in September!

  • ~ July 3, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bass Ponds Bird Watching
  • ~ July 9, 2016. 8:30 am. Family Outing: Louisville Swamp Unit, Shakopee
  • ~ July 21, 2016. 6:00 am. Road Trip: Central Minnesota Birding Days, July 21-22
  • ~ July 24, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bass Ponds Bird Watching
  • ~ July 29, 2016. All Day Event. Road Trip: Audubon Center of the North Woods Volunteer Work Weekend: July 29-31
  • ~ August 6, 2016. 8:30 am. Field Trip: Rapids Lake Bird Trek
  • ~ August 8, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bass Ponds Bird Watching
  • ~ August 11, 2016. 6:00 am. Road Trip: Central Minnesota Birding Days, August 11-12
  • ~ August 20, 2016. 9:00 am. Road Trip: Hummingbird Hurrah: Henderson, MN
  • ~ August 21, 2016. All Day Event. Field Trip: Cannon River Bottoms
  • ~ August 29, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bloomington Ferry Bird Trek

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.