Bass Ponds, MVNWR - This Event has been canceled

Effort level 3
Join us on a walk at the Bass Ponds. With migration complete, we can focus on the species of birds that nest at the Bass Ponds. We'll be looking for Swamp Sparrow's, Common Yellowthroat's and Willow Flycatchers, that nest near the Hogback Ponds. In the wooded areas, we can check for three species of Vireo's, Great Crested Flycatchers and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. With over 50 species of birds nesting at the Bass Ponds, we should have lots of fun trying to find them all. Registration is not required for Refuge walks.


Bass Ponds, MVNWR - This Event has been canceled

Effort level 3
Join us on a walk at the Bass Ponds. With migration complete, we can focus on the species of birds that nest at the Bass Ponds. We'll be looking for Swamp Sparrow's, Common Yellowthroat's and Willow Flycatchers, that nest near the Hogback Ponds. In the wooded areas, we can check for three species of Vireo's, Great Crested Flycatchers and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. With over 50 species of birds nesting at the Bass Ponds, we should have lots of fun trying to find them all. Registration is not required for Refuge walks.


Bass Ponds, MVNWR - This Event has been canceled

Effort level 3
Join us on a walk at the Bass Ponds. With migration complete, we can focus on the species of birds that nest at the Bass Ponds. We'll be looking for Swamp Sparrow's, Common Yellowthroat's and Willow Flycatchers, that nest near the Hogback Ponds. In the wooded areas, we can check for three species of Vireo's, Great Crested Flycatchers and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. With over 50 species of birds nesting at the Bass Ponds, we should have lots of fun trying to find them all. Registration is not required for Refuge walks.


Zoom program: The Pantanal Region of Brazil

Yes, it’s virtual, but we’ll be coming together once again on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. on Zoom.  Everyone is welcome to attend, but pre-registration will be required. Stay tuned for more details to come via email and on the MRVAC website over the next few days.  MRVAC board member Lee Ann Landstrom will tell us about the unique landscapes, wildlife and birds of in “The Pantanal Region of Brazil” Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.


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.


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