MRVAC Monthly Zoom Meeting - Bird Migration

Stan Tekiela will be the featured speaking on “Bird Migration” at the Nov. 19 MRVAC monthly Zoom presentation.  Stan will share stunning photos, fascinating facts and fun stories that unlock many bird migration secrets – how they find their way, how they know when they’ve arrived, and how they find their way back.

A naturalist, author and wildlife photographer, Stan is a popular MRVAC presenter. He has been an active naturalist for more than 25 years and has received national and regional awards for his books and photos. His syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers and he can be heard on a number of Midwest radio stations. His books focus on birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, amphibians and reptiles in states from Minnesota to Texas  and Florida.

MRVAC members and friends will receive a link to the presentation before the program, which begins at 7:30 p.m.  If you haven't received the link, it is in the post about the program on the news page.


February 25, 2021 program

Join MRVAC members and guests Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. to hear Dr. Jonathan Slaght (rhymes with “cat”), the  Minnesota author who recently published the Times Nature Book of the Year, Owls of the Eastern Ice.  Dr. Slaght will take us on his adventure – part of his Ph.D. dissertation fieldwork – into the Siberian winter to find, study, and hopefully save the world’s largest and most elusive owl.

The book is rich in details about the dense forests of the Russian Far east – Amur tigers, frozen rivers, radioactive hot springs – and the Blakiston’s Fish Owl, a subgroup of eagle owls that specialize in hunting in riparian areas, including grabbing fish from holes in the river ice.  Dr. Slaght is a talented writer who profiles the colorful characters – hermits and fellow fieldworkers alike – with whom he worked.  He provides details birders find fascinating, including how to trap a 10-pound nocturnal raptor for study.  He is a wildlife biologist and author working for the Wildlife Conservation Society as its Russia & Northeast Asia Coordinator.


April MRVAC Program: North Ottawa Impoundment

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/673796365
You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 673-796-365


Ecuador - Birding at the Choco-Andes Region: Western and Eastern Slopes - October 31 - November 11, 2021

October 31 - November 11, 2021

Estimated cost: $3,195 + airfare - with 12 participants