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Owls of the Eastern Ice Program: Follow-up and Link Instructions

Dr. Jonathan Slaght, the  Minnesota author who recently published the Times Nature Book of the Year, Owls of the Eastern Ice, followed up on the tales of his adventure with this photo of him standing…

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February Program Link: Owls of the Eastern Ice with Dr. Jonathan Slaght

Join MRVAC members and guests Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. CST to hear Dr. Jonathan Slaght (rhymes with “cat”), the  Minnesota author who recently published the Times Nature Book of the Year, Owls…

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Zoom link to November’s Stan Tekiela bird migration talk recording no longer available

Stan Tekiela presented a program on bird migration at the Nov. 19 MRVAC monthly Zoom meeting.  His slide show had stunning photos, fascinating facts and fun stories that unlocked many bird migration…

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MRVAC needs your help!

MRVAC needs a new membership chair.  Here’s an easy opportunity to contribute! If you know or can learn Microsoft Office – or another similar software suite – and have an hour or so a week, you’re…

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MRVAC Board elects 2020-2021 officers, directors; reorganizes committees

The MRVAC board elected a new slate of officers and directors for the 2020-2021 year at its May 21 video meeting. The board reelected Matthew Schaut, president; Steve Weston, vice president; Rob…

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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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Book Review: Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

Birds of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East: A Photographic Guide  By Frédéric Jiguet & Aurélien Audevard; translated by Tony Williams Published by Princeton University Press Paper list…

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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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Citizen Science Opportunity: Phenology & Changing Seasonal Patterns

The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge has recently mapped out a series of observation points to collect data on the effects of seasonal change for several plant and animal species. These…

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