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Bird Watching Trek

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am CST

Birdwatching Trek: Wilkie Unit
Explore some of the best refuge units for bird watching in the winter season. We will spend time on these walks searching for birds that overwinter on the refuge or are early spring migrants. We will study the different species of birds and learn about other locations to search for birds during winter. Birders of all skill levels are welcome to attend these walks.

Date and Time: Saturday, February 25, 8:00 – 10:30 AM

Location: Wilkie Trailhead, 7701 County Road 101 E, Shakopee, MN 55379

Registration Information: Registration required on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/rLmKfrK. 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 at the Wilkie Unit Trailhead parking lot. Please consider carpooling with others in your party due to limited parking.

What to Bring: If you have them, bring along binoculars and a favorite field guide. 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: There are no restrooms or water located at this trailhead. This walk takes place on flat terrain with varied surfaces ranging from paved to natural surface. Depending on seasonal trail conditions, trails may not be suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. There are no benches or rest areas along the route.

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 this event for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning or other accommodation needs to MinnesotaValley@fws.gov by close of business two weeks before the date you wish to attend.


February 25
8:00 am - 10:30 am CST


Craig Mandel


Wilkie Unit Trailhead
7701 County Road 101 E.
Shakopee, MN United States
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