March 28: Bird Migration

Presented by Jim Egge, Past President, Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

Bird migration is a subject that has always been poorly understood, but modern techniques of research have given us the tools to gather information about bird flights. Knowledge about what drives birds to move as they do and how they manage to navigate with precision has exploded with new technologies. 

This program will review recent studies and bird patterns to better understand bird populations in North and South America. Some of our favorite birds will be mapped as they migrate out of their breeding grounds to suitable wintering habitat. We think of the birds that breed here as “our birds”, even though we see them for such a short time. 

Jim Egge is a retired chemistry and biology teacher in Roseville, and a past president of Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis. 

Thursday, March 28

  • 7:00 pm: Socialize with coffee and cookies
  • 7:30 pm: A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker.

Where: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington. Take Hwy 494 to 34th Ave. Go south to American Blvd; turn left and go 2 blocks. Center will be on your right. Enter through the door at the middle of the building.

Public Transit: Accessible by METRO Blue line (Hiawatha light rail). The Visitor Center is a couple of blocks east of the American Boulevard stop.

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