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Bird Language: Sat, Apr 1

posted Mar 11, 2017, 7:47 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Mar 11, 2017, 7:47 PM ]

Please join us for our next Bird Language Gathering

Saturday, April 1
9:00 - 1:00

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
3815 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55425

Registration for these gatherings is encouraged, but not required. Feel free to drop by--and it would be great to know that you are coming!

Birds talk to each other. We can learn to understand it. And it's fun!

Great-horned owls have been nesting since February, and may be raising their chicks by now. We have gotten some reports of owl sightings near hillside trail over the winter and early spring--and may have caught a glimpse of one at our March gathering. Are there owls nesting near by? Do they have young? One things is for sure, the local songbirds know. Come join us as we eavesdrop on their neighborhood gossip.


What should I bring?

Bring what you need to be comfortable sitting still, outside on the ground for an extended period of time—perhaps as long as an hour. You will also need something to take notes on. You do not need to have binoculars, but there is no harm in bringing a pair if you would like. Here are a few recommended and optional items to bring:

Recommended:

Note pad & pencil
Ground cloth, blanket or camp-chair
Appropriate clothing for sitting still outside
Sun protection
Poncho if it is raining

Optional:
Water bottle
Snack
Binoculars

Sign me up!

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Feel free to drop in and join us—and it would be great to know you are coming! If you have any questions, or to register for the event:

For a map & directions click here

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge