Below are the links (video and audio) to the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter’s (MRVAC) March 28 program, a presentation by Laura Erickson on Birding in Hawai’i.

Because of a last-minute conflict, our scheduled speaker had to cancel, but we were fortunate to get Laura Erickson to join us.

Laura just returned from a two-week birding tour of Hawaiʻi, visiting Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and the Big Island. Her big goals before the trip were to 1) learn everything she could about Hawaiʻian birds and the challenges they face; 2) see and photograph a White Tern on the nest; 3) see and photograph a Nēnē, the state bird of Hawai’i; 4) and the beautiful ʻIʻiwi (which non-natives call a Scarlet Honeycreeper).  You have to see the resulting photographs!

All MRVAC meetings are free and open to the public.  The April 25 meeting will be via Zoom and in-person at 7:30 p.m. at the headquarters building at the Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.  You’re also invited to come at 7 p.m. to meet, greet and enjoy snacks and drinks.