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Recording of MRVAC May Program: Kim Eckert Updates 5th Edition of “A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota”

Kim Eckert, one of Minnesota’s preeminent birders, will give a preview of the fifth edition of A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota. The program is Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.  The publication is a…

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Apr. 28 MRVAC Program – UMD Chickadee and raptor research

MRVAC hosts UMD graduate students Kara Snow and Emily Pavlovic Thursday, Apr. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about their master’s research at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Kara’s research on Boreal…

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It’s time to Give, MN! MRVAC needs your donation

By Bob Williams Every year GiveMN.org has a special day for non-profits to raise money for their organization.  This year that day is Nov. 18.  MRVAC’s board encourages you to make a donation to…

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Update on MRVAC-funded pollinator garden at Normandale Hills Elementary

By Lee Ann Landstrom Board member The project manager says the plants are in “good shape overall”! There was some die-off from improper planting and heat stress, but she says at least two-thirds of…

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2021 MRVAC Birding Weekend slated for Aug. 21-22

By Bob Williams One of MRVAC’s main missions is conservation education, especially youth education.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put a crimp in our usual “Bird-a-thon” fundraiser, so we’re scheduling…

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Link to: May MRVAC Program Recording — Vultures, the vet’s drugs and the environment

Vultures are essential for ecosystem health because of their role in removing animal carcasses from the environment.  But many threats are propelling the global vulture population decline.  Are…

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Spring Bird-a-thon: It’s happening now!

By Bob Williams MRVAC Board Member and Bird-a-thon Coordinator This year we are introducing a new format for our spring fundraiser, formally known as the Bird-a-thon. GiveMN has initiated a spring…

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If you like the Sax-Zim bog, you’ve gotta see this!

In a beautiful new short film, Tomas Koeck takes you on a tour of what makes the boreal forest -- and our own Sax-Zim bog -- so special. The National Audubon Society and the folks who work…

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Link to: April MRVAC Program — Waterbird Use of the North Ottawa Impoundment

Here's the link to the April MRVAC program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Christine Herwig talk about  waterbird use at the North Ottawa Impoundment.  Christine is assistant regional…

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2020 Christmas Bird Count Results

By Rick Magee It was as a December day, Saturday the 19th. Overcast, cold, but not as cold as other years being between 25 and 30 degrees above zero with no precipitation and little wind. Snow cover…

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