Today’s Events

No events today, but take a look below to see what's coming up.
  • ~ June 5, 2016. All Day Event. Field Trip: Dakota County Prairie Birds
  • ~ June 5, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: MN Valley Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Birding: Bloomington Visitor Center
  • ~ June 6, 2016. 7:00 am. Field Trip: Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
  • ~ June 9, 2016. All Day Event. Road Trip: Central Minnesota Birding Days, June 9-10
  • ~ June 9, 2016. 5:00 pm. Family Outing: Potluck Supper & Birding at Richardson Nature Center: Thursday, June 9
  • ~ June 12, 2016. All Day Event. Field Trip: Cannon River Bottoms
  • ~ June 25, 2016. All Day Event. Family Outing: BioBlitz @ Louisville Swamp
  • ~ June 26, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: MN Valley Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Birding: Bloomington Visitor Center

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.