MRVAC Events

March 23: Changing the Future for Endangered Species

Piping Plover. Matt Poole, courtesy USFWS Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) is a global network of conservation professionals headquartered in Minnesota, dedicated to saving threatened…

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February 23: The Elegance of our Tallest Birds: Cranes, Herons & Egrets

For 30 years Stan Tekiela has been traveling to study and photograph the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska. In this engaging presentation, which also includes Whooping Cranes, herons…

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Holiday Auction & Give to the Max Raise Money for Educational Projects

We had a very successful and entertaining Holiday Auction at the Refuge Visitor Center on November 17. We raised a little over $3,000 which is 50% higher than the previous 2 years. Our fabulous…

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Great Horned Owl

January 26: Fledgling Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration

Carpenter Nature Center is a well-known birding hot spot with a yard list of more than 200 species but with no reliable Saw-whet Owl sightings. In 2014 Carpenter Nature Center joined “Project…

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Migration Study

Jen Vieth, Executive Director at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, will discuss the migration habits of the Northern Saw-whet Owl.  talk includes photos of birds at their nests and…

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117th Christmas Bird Count (CBC): December 17 & 18

MRVAC members encouraged to participate! You are invited to join us for the 117th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. All levels of experience are welcome. Young birders with good eyes and ears are…

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Holiday Auction: November 17

Our annual holiday auction fundraiser is coming up! Please think about what donations you could collect for the fundraising auction Thursday November 17. We could especially use a few larger items…

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Birds’ Nests: HOW do they DO that?

by Clay Christensen, Birdman of Lauderdale Thursday, October 27 7:00 pm: Socialize with coffee and cookies 7:30 pm: A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker. Location:…

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Blue Jay

Social Learning, Signaling, and Deception in Blue Jays

by Virginia Heinen, University of Minnesota Thursday, September 22 7:00 pm: Socialize with coffee and cookies 7:30 pm: A brief MRVAC business meeting followed by the featured speaker. Location:…

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Potluck Supper & Birding at Richardson Nature Center: Thursday, June 9

The MRVAC potluck picnic will be held the second Thursday of June - June 9th at Richardson Nature Center in the Aspen and Bluestem rooms (we’ll have room for 50 people). Everyone is enthusiastically…

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