The Great Backyard Bird Count: It’s Feb. 17 and here’s help on “how to”

The 26th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Bird and nature lovers everywhere unite in the effort to tally as many of the world's…

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January program & link: Managing forests for bird conservation

"Collaborative Approaches in Forest Management for Bird Conservation" Linnea Rowse: Great Lakes Private Lands Director for the American Bird Conservancy Thursday, January 26, 2023, 7:30 p.m. To…

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Bloomington Wood Duck house volunteers needed

In partnership with the City of Bloomington, the Bush Lake Chapter of Isaac Walton League set up 17 cedar wood duck houses on Normandale Lake.  Its volunteer can no longer head this project. It is…

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Come help: Join MRVAC’s annual Christmas Bird Count

It’s citizen science at the most interesting, and the Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter needs your help.  There's food involved, too! The Bloomington Christmas Bird Count will be Dec. 17, 2022.…

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October program: Northern Red-tailed Hawk research

Duluth has been a hot spot for diverse – but not well-studied – types of Red-tailed Hawks. Utilizing microsatellite markers and satellite transmitters, Alexandra Pesano, a UMD master’s student, has…

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Birding weekend fundraiser a hit!

By Bob Williams MRVAC Board member This year’s Aug. 27-28 fundraiser was a great success, and MRVAC thanks you for helping raise funds for birds and their habitats! Although we only received…

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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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