Events in August 2014

  • August 5, 2014

    Category: MeetingEnvironmental Action Committee (EAC)

    Please call Lois Norrgard (952-881-7282) in advance to verify meeting time and place.

  • August 6, 2014

    Category: Road TripLac Qui Parle State Park - August 6-8

    To register, contact Craig Mandel - (952) 240-7647

    $35/non-MRVAC members; $25/MRVAC members

    We will spend time birding in Lac Qui Parle, Big Stone, Swift and might visit Chippewa County. Our primary targets will be shorebirds. We'll also make stops at Salt Lake and Thielke Lake in search of waterfowl and grebes.

  • August 9, 2014

    Category: Field TripRapids Lake Education Center, MVNWR

    Rapids Lake Visitor Center, MVNWR
    15865 Rapids Lake Road
    Carver, MN 55315

    George Skinner & Anne Hanley – (952) 936-0811

    Join us in explore this Refuge unit in Carver County. We’ll bird around the Visitor / Education Center building and check out the upland prairie. We’ll bring extra binoculars and a scope. Beginners welcome!

  • August 16, 2014

    All Day Event

    Category: Family OutingHenderson Hummingbird Hurrah Celebration

    200 N. 3rd Street
    Henderson, MN 56044

    Category: Field TripLouisville Swamp Unit, Shakopee

    3801 145th Street West
    Shakopee, MN 55315

    George Skinner & Anne Hanley – (952) 936-0811

    We’ll look for resident birds in this oak savannah and riparian habitat near the Renaissance Festival grounds, just off Highway 169, south of Shakopee on 145th St. Plan on walking 2-3 miles; bring a snack and water. Long sleeves, long pants and a hat are recommended as it can be buggy. We’ll have a scope and some extra binoculars. We should be back to the cars around noon.

  • August 23, 2014

    Category: Field TripRapids Lake Education Center, MVNWR

    Rapids Lake Visitor Center, MVNWR
    15865 Rapids Lake Road
    Carver, MN 55315

    To register, contact Craig Mandel - (952) 240-7647

    Along with the first fall migrants, we should find many warblers, vireos, flycatchers and raptors.

  • August 24, 2014

    All Day Event

    Category: Field TripCannon River Bottoms

    Call Steve Weston for more information - (612) 978-3993

    We will be hiking a productive, but little known state forest trail near Redwing. Target birds (that we have found along this trail) include Acadian Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager, Cerulean Warbler, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, and Yellow-billed cuckoo.

  • August 25, 2014

    Category: Field TripBloomington Ferry Unit, MVNWR

    Bloomington Ferry Unit, MVNWR
    11255 Bloomington Ferry Road
    Bloomington, MN 55438

    To register, contact Craig Mandel - (952) 240-7647

    This area is a great place to find the first fall raptors, flycatchers and warblers. On this walk we will cover trails on both the north and south side of the Minnesota River, plus spend some time on the bridge which crosses the Minnesota River.