Today’s Events

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

MRVAC Programs

September 22, 7:00 pm: Social Learning, Signaling and Deception in Blue Jays by Virginia Heinen, University of Minnesota

September 22, 7:00 pm: Birds' Nests: HOW do they DO that? by Clay Christensen, Birdman of Lauderdale

Upcoming Events

  • ~ September 27, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Rapids Lake Bird Walk
  • ~ September 30, 2016. All Day Event. Road Trip: Women’s Superior Hiking Trail Weekend: Sept 30 – Oct 2
  • ~ October 2, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bass Ponds Bird Walk
  • ~ October 4, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Rapids Lake Bird Walk
  • ~ October 6, 2016. All Day Event. Road Trip: Central Minnesota Birding Days: October 6-7
  • ~ October 8, 2016. All Day Event. Family Outing: MVNWR 40th Anniversary!
  • ~ October 10, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bass Ponds Bird Walk
  • ~ October 13, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Hyland Park, Bloomington
  • ~ October 15, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Rapids Lake Bird Walk
  • ~ October 27, 2016. 7:00 pm. MRVAC Program: Birds' Nests: HOW do they DO that?
  • ~ October 28, 2016. All Day Event. Field Trip: Wright County Birding Day (Part 2)
  • ~ October 29, 2016. 8:00 am. Field Trip: Bass Ponds Bird Walk
  • ~ November 17, 2016. 7:00 pm. MRVAC Program: 2016 Holiday Auction

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock - MVNWR

Come along on a journey to observe American Woodcock’s unforgettable aerial displays as twilight takes hold of the refuge.

Space is very limited. Reservations are required – please call 952-858-0715. No cameras or flashlights are allowed during this program. Please have sturdy footwear and wear dark, quiet clothing to avoid disturbing the birds.

For more specific information, visit the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge event page: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley/calendar.html.

  • Cliff Fen Trailhead, Friday, April 20, 7:45 pm to dark
  • Cliff Fen Trailhead, Tuesday, April 24, 7:45 pm
  • Rapids Lake Wednesday, April 25, 8:00 pm
  • Rapids Lake Friday, April 27, at 8:00 pm
  • Cliff Fen Trailhead, Tuesday, May 1, 8:00 pm
  • Cliff Fen Trailhead, Thursday, May 3, 8:00 pm
  • Cliff Fen Trailhead, Friday, May 5, 8:00 pm