Birding

Bird-a-Thon Challenge 2020

Because of COVID-19, MRVAC has moved the 2020 Bird-a-Thon Challenge back a month to June.  So don't panic:  You haven't missed it.  Polish up your birding skills for the 2020 MRVAC Bird-a-Thon…

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Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery

By Jim Stengel, Red-Headed Woodpeckery Recovery  The Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery project (RhWR) is now in its twelfth year of working to halt the decline and promote the recovery of Red-Headed…

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Birders and Birding

The older I get the more I like birders, the younger ones especially. Yes, we older birders are OK, even with our faults and some of us, who are really old, with our ignorance of the digital age. I…

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Frontenac – Minnesota’s Best Birding

By Bob Janssen, MRVAC President Elect  It was May 11, 1947, a Saturday morning, and I was on my way to look at birds at Frontenac, the warbler capital of Minnesota. I was 14 years old and I couldn’t…

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The Genius of Birds

by Jennifer Ackerman. Penguin Press, 2016 Review by Anne Hanley If you enjoyed the David Attenborough Life of Birds episode about the Bower birds’ decorating skills or the Nature show describing…

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