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 6, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek: Rapids Lake Unit
  • ~ 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?

Bird Watching for Beginners – Rapids Lake Unit

Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center, 15865 Carver Highlands Dr., Carver.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:00 – 10:30 am

Craig Mandel – 952-546-3407

Bird Watching is a hobby enjoyed by millions of Americans and you can learn how to enjoy it as well from a professional birder. You will learn how to find birds in their different habitats and will learn how to use a field guide and look for identifying features of birds such as eye rings, wing bars, and other distinctive markings. Spring is an exciting time to study birds, with a chance to study waterfowl, raptors, warblers and sparrows, all in one season.

Dress for the weather, as we will be outside, and bring along your binoculars. There will be extra binoculars to loan if you don’t have any.