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

  • ~ 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
  • ~ April 11, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Rapids Lake Unit
  • ~ April 12, 2015. 3:00 pm. Family Outing: Call of the Wild Film Fest at the Refuge
  • ~ April 16, 2015. All Day Event. Road Trip: Central Minnesota Birding Days, April 16 & 17
  • ~ April 17, 2015. All Day Event. Road Trip: Food & Farms Weekend: April 17-19
  • ~ April 18, 2015. 9:00 am. Family Outing: Bird Banding Programs at Carver Park Reserve
  • ~ April 19, 2015. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bird Watching Trek at Rapids Lake Unit
  • ~ April 19, 2015. 3:00 pm. Family Outing: Call of the Wild Film Fest at the Refuge
  • ~ April 25, 2015. All Day Event. Road Trip: Salt Lake Birding Weekend, 2015
  • ~ April 26, 2015. 3:00 pm. Family Outing: Call of the Wild Film Fest at the Refuge
  • ~ April 27, 2015. 6:30 pm. Workshop: Beginning Birding Class
  • ~ May 9, 2015. All Day Event. Field Trip: Wood Lake Nature Center Birdathon: May 9
  • ~ May 16, 2015. 9:00 am. Family Outing: Bird Banding Programs at Carver Park Reserve

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.