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Bird Language Gathering: Sun, Dec 6

posted Nov 17, 2015, 9:37 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 10:35 AM ]
Please
join us for our next Bird Language Gathering

Sunday, December 6
9:00 - 1:00

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


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

As we move into winter, chickadees, juncos and nuthatches move about in mixed flocks. Most of the Cooper's and sharp-shined hawks have headed south--though a few remain. With nesting and brooding a distant memory, companion calls are the primary sign of baseline. With a bit of luck, we will have some snow on the ground to track any mammals that pass through during our sit.

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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