September IN-PERSON Meeting: Secret lives of the Voyageurs Wolves

MRVAC's September 22 program will be our first-ever joint in-person and streamed meeting, resuming our in-person meetings after the pandemic. Thomas Gable, with the Voyageurs Wolf Project, will…

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Take advocacy action — here’s the link

MRVAC encourages its members and other conservation and birding advocates to be engaged citizens, which includes ensuring that their representatives in the State Legislature and in the U.S. Congress…

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It’s the Bird-a-thon weekend — Aug. 27-28

Heads up! (That way you can see the fall migrants better, eh?) This is a reminder that the 2022 Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter Birding Weekend is Aug. 27-28. Visit your favorite birding spots…

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Yay! It’s time for the Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah

If you like hummingbirds – and who doesn't – you’ll have a blast at the Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah Aug. 20. That’s this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine. Speakers will be Al Batt,…

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Partial recording for June program: Fishers in Minnesota

Here's a link to the recording of most of Michael Joyce's presentation on fishers in Minnesota.  Michael is  a wildlife ecologist at the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of…

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MRVAC awards more grants

By Lee Ann Landstrom Environmental action and conservation chair The MRVAC board of directors ended MRVAC's fiscal year by awarding more grants.  Kennedy High School received $2,000 to purchase 600…

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Recording of MRVAC May Program: Kim Eckert Updates 5th Edition of “A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota”

Kim Eckert, one of Minnesota’s preeminent birders, will give a preview of the fifth edition of A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota. The program is Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.  The publication is a…

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Apr. 28 MRVAC Program – UMD Chickadee and raptor research

MRVAC hosts UMD graduate students Kara Snow and Emily Pavlovic Thursday, Apr. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about their master’s research at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Kara’s research on Boreal…

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Maintaining feeders during the bird flu infestation

By Rob Daves Avian influenza – AKA the “bird flu” – has been detected in domestic poultry and wild birds in Minnesota (Blue Earth, Hennepin, Anoka counties).  But what does that mean to those of us…

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Recording of March 24 Program – Bird Song: Ten Lessons in Listening

The recording of the March MRVAC program from well-known author and ornithologist Donald Kroodsma is now available at the link below.  Kroodsma  one of the world’s leading experts on the science of…

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