Today’s Events

No events today, but take a look below to see what's coming up.
  • ~ May 7, 2016. 7:30 am. Field Trip: Hok-Si-La Warbler Watching
  • ~ May 7, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: MN Valley Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Birding: Bloomington Visitor Center
  • ~ May 9, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: MN Valley Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Birding: Rapids Lake
  • ~ May 10, 2016. 7:00 am. Field Trip: Carver Park Reserve
  • ~ May 14, 2016. 8:30 am. Field Trip: Louisville Swamp MN Valley NWR
  • ~ May 14, 2016. 9:00 am. Family Outing: Grandparent/Grandchild Birdathon
  • ~ May 15, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: MN Valley Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Birding: Bloomington Visitor Center
  • ~ May 16, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: MN Valley Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Birding: Bass Ponds
  • ~ May 19, 2016. All Day Event. Road Trip: Western Minnesota Birding Days, May 19-20
  • ~ May 22, 2016. 8:30 am. Field Trip: Ritter Farm Park
  • ~ May 26, 2016. 7:00 pm. MRVAC Program: The B.S. of Bites and Stings: How Invertebrates Love Us
  • ~ 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

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.