Today’s Events

No events today, but take a look below to see what's coming up.

MRVAC Programs

November 20: Holiday Auction. Have fun and help raise money for MRVAC's educational outreach.

December 20: Potluck Soup Supper following the Christmas Bird Count. Everyone is invited whether or not you counted!

  • ~ November 4, 2014. 6:30 pm. Meeting: Environmental Action Committee (EAC)
  • ~ November 5, 2014. 8:30 am. Meeting: MN Ornithologists Union Paper Session
  • ~ November 6, 2014. 7:00 am. Field Trip: Anoka County Birding Day
  • ~ November 8, 2014. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Old Cedar Avenue Birding Trek
  • ~ November 10, 2014. 8:00 am. Family Outing: Wilkie Unit Birding Trek
  • ~ November 15, 2014. 9:00 am. Field Trip: Swans on the Mississippi
  • ~ November 22, 2014. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Wilkie Unit Birding Trek
  • ~ December 2, 2014. 6:30 pm. Meeting: Environmental Action Committee (EAC)
  • ~ December 4, 2014. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Metro County Birding Day
  • ~ December 6, 2014. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Wilkie Unit Bird Watching
  • ~ December 8, 2014. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Wilkie Unit Bird Watching
  • ~ December 14, 2014. All Day Event. Family Outing: Cedar Creek Bog Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
  • ~ December 20, 2014. All Day Event. Family Outing: Bloomington Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
  • ~ December 20, 2014. All Day Event. Family Outing: Excelsior Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
  • ~ December 20, 2014. 4:30 pm. Family Outing: Potluck Soup Supper: Open to all MRVAC members and CBC counters!

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.