Here’s the link to the recording of the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter’s program on “Are There Any True Prairie Birds And What Are The Current Dilemmas For Them?”

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Prairie Wildlife Team Leader Greg Hoch says prairies and prairie birds create a puzzling situation for ecologists and ornithologists. The Midwestern prairies are a combination of plants and animals from different parts of the continent with few being unique to this region. This presentation looked at how to define prairie birds and also talked about modern day conservation dilemmas, strategies, and opportunities for grassland bird conservation.

The program was in person Thursday, June 27 with a reception at 7 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. at the Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge’s visitor center at 3815 American Boulevard East in Bloomington.  This meeting was held in-person and simulcast via Zoom beginning at 7:30 p.m. although there were a number of technical difficulties.  Access the audio and video links: