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Bird Watching Trek

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am CDT


Birdwatching Trek: Old Cedar Avenue

Join refuge naturalist Craig Mandel for a bird walk to learn about the birds that nest on the refuge. Learn about the different types of habitats at the refuge that support over 100 species of nesting birds. Some of the species we may see include trumpeter swan, bald eagle, wood duck, willow flycatcher and yellow warbler.

Date and Time: Saturday, August 3rd from 8:00am-10:30am

Location: Old Cedar Avenue – 9551 Old Cedar Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55425

Registration Information: Registration for this program. To register visit the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge website. Select the program you are interested in registering for and you will be taken to the sign up page. Please indicate in your registration if you would like to receive a birding summary and species list from the walk. This program is capped at 25 participants.

Activity Level: Easy-active, we will walk slowly and make frequent stops.

Meet Us: Meet us at the Old Cedar Avenue pavilion.

What to Bring: If you have them, bring along binoculars and a favorite field guide. Limited number of binoculars available for use during the event. This program is held entirely outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather. A cancellation notice will be sent via email to registered participants in the event of severe weather.

Accessibility: Vault toilets and water available at the Old Cedar Avenue pavilion. This walk takes place on mostly flat ground on paved trails, wooden boardwalks, and natural surface paths. Depending on seasonal trail conditions, natural surface paths may not be suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Very few benches or rest areas exist along the route, though the parking lot is a short distance away and provides a shaded seating area.

Program Leader: This program is led by Volunteer Naturalist Craig Mandel. Craig has been leading bird walks on the refuge for more than two decades. For questions about these walks, please contact Craig at 952-240-7647.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to these events for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs at least ten business days before the event to Oscar Hernandez at oscar_hernandez@fws.gov.


August 3
8:00 am - 10:30 am CDT


Craig Mandel


Old Cedar Ave Brdge
9551 Old Cedar Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
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