Events in August 2016
August 6, 2016
Rapids Lake Bird TrekRapids Lake Visitor Center, MVNWR15865 Rapids Lake RoadCarver, MN 55315
Questions? George Skinner & Anne Hanley: 952-936-0811
We’ll bird around the Visitor / Education Center building and walk along the Minnesota River to check out for swallows over the river and Bald Eagles above. The last part of the morning we’ll drive to the upland parking lots to look for prairie birds. We’ll bring extra binoculars and a scope. There is a restroom available at the Education Center.
August 8, 2016
Bass Ponds Bird WatchingBass Ponds, MN River Valley NWR2501 East 86th StreetBloomingtonMN,
Join us as we walk the Long Meadow Lake unit and search for some of the over 100 species of birds that have been observed nesting at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Trumpeter Swan, Wood Duck, Bald Eagle, Yellow Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Cliff and Barn Swallow are just a sample of what we might see. Bring along your binoculars and favorite field guide. Craig Mandel.
August 11, 2016
Central Minnesota Birding Days, August 11-12
To register, contact Craig Mandel: 952-240-7647
$35/non-MRVAC members; $25/MRVAC members
We will be birding in Kanabec and Pine counties. Some of the locations we may explore include, Ann Lake WMA, Lake Mora & Knife Lake, St Croix State Park and a few Water treatment plants. We should be able to find some returning Shorebirds and resident birds of the area.
August 20, 2016
Hummingbird Hurrah: Henderson, MNBender Park200 North 3rd StreetHenderson, MN 56044
Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah, a celebration of the ruby-throated hummingbird sponsored by Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter, offers opportunities to learn about the amazing little birds, watch banding, tour gardens & listen to speakers.
Kids’ activities too, all held on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 ~ 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bender Park, 200 North Third Street, Henderson, Minnesota.
Visit us on Facebook or Website: www.hendersonhummingbirdhurrah.com
August 21, 2016
All Day Event
Cannon River Bottoms
For more information, call Steve Weston: 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 29, 2016
Bloomington Ferry Bird TrekBloomington Ferry Unit, MVNWR11255 Bloomington Ferry RoadBloomington, MN 55438
Craig Mandel 952-240-7647
Join us for a walk along the Minnesota River in search of early fall migrants and nesting birds in the nearby marsh.