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Bird Language: Saturday, Apr 2

posted Mar 15, 2016, 10:31 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Mar 15, 2016, 10:31 AM ]

Please join us for our next Bird Language Gathering

Saturday, April 2
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!

Spring migrants are begging to arrive and many of our winter residents are acting more territorially. Robins are singing their spring songs, and red-winged blackbirds are trilling in the wetlands. As singing and territorial aggression become more common voices in the landscape of bird sounds, we can gather to listen for the concentric rings of our resident barred owls and the possible return of the coopers hawks who have nested in our sit are the past two years. Come join us at the Refuge as we watch and listen for what the birds are telling us about all these changes.


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
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


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