Today’s Events

  • September 27, 2016 – Rapids Lake Bird Walk
    8:00 am, Field Trip

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

About MRVAC

The Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter (MRVAC) of the National Audubon Society was first organized on March 2, 1967.  Currently MRVAC has about 1,000 members.  Our membership area spans the Minnesota River valley from Bloomington to Henderson, just to the south and west of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Our mission is to provide leadership in promoting environmental awareness, education and advocacy action, especially relating to the wildlife and habitats of the Minnesota River Valley.

MRVAC promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats.  We offer approximately 65 field trips per year led by expert birders to a variety of locations in the Minnesota River Valley and throughout Minnesota.

One of our main objectives is to teach children about the importance of getting outdoors, experiencing nature, and caring for wildlife and the environment.  To achieve these goals, we provide birding curriculum materials to schools, provide funding to enable busing to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, and conduct and organize river cleanups in the community.  We also provide funding to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to hire interns.

Chapter meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (from September through May) at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3815 American Boulevard East in Bloomington.  Meetings are free and open to the public and feature a speaker presenting on a topic involving birding, nature, or conservation.

Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter
P.O. Box 20400
Bloomington, MN 55420