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The MRVAC Auction is back! Save the date: Thursday, Nov. 9

After a Covid-driven hiatus, the MRVAC holiday auction is back.  Save the date:  Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington. Here is your chance to walk away with your…

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The Great Backyard Bird Count: It’s Feb. 17 and here’s help on “how to”

The 26th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Bird and nature lovers everywhere unite in the effort to tally as many of the world's…

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January program & link: Managing forests for bird conservation

"Collaborative Approaches in Forest Management for Bird Conservation" Linnea Rowse: Great Lakes Private Lands Director for the American Bird Conservancy Thursday, January 26, 2023, 7:30 p.m. To…

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Bloomington Wood Duck house volunteers needed

In partnership with the City of Bloomington, the Bush Lake Chapter of Isaac Walton League set up 17 cedar wood duck houses on Normandale Lake.  Its volunteer can no longer head this project. It is…

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October program: Northern Red-tailed Hawk research

Duluth has been a hot spot for diverse – but not well-studied – types of Red-tailed Hawks. Utilizing microsatellite markers and satellite transmitters, Alexandra Pesano, a UMD master’s student, has…

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Take advocacy action — here’s the link

MRVAC encourages its members and other conservation and birding advocates to be engaged citizens, which includes ensuring that their representatives in the State Legislature and in the U.S. Congress…

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It’s the Bird-a-thon weekend — Aug. 27-28

Heads up! (That way you can see the fall migrants better, eh?) This is a reminder that the 2022 Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter Birding Weekend is Aug. 27-28. Visit your favorite birding spots…

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MRVAC awards more grants

By Lee Ann Landstrom Environmental action and conservation chair The MRVAC board of directors ended MRVAC's fiscal year by awarding more grants.  Kennedy High School received $2,000 to purchase 600…

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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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