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February Bird Languge Gathering

posted Jan 12, 2019, 3:05 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Jan 17, 2019, 3:07 PM by Minnesota Ki Society ]

Bird Language is moving to Sundays!  

Sunday, February 3    
9:00 - 1:00 

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

Despite the ongoing government shutdown, the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge has been given permission to reopen for events and programs for a limited time and will be open on February 3, as we move our Bird language Gatherings to the first Sunday of the month!

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

The first week of February marks mid-winter--the half-way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Chickadees and nuthatches are still moving about in their winter feeding flocks. The robins are still feeding high in the canopy. But owls are beginning to nest--and the songbirds will be keeping an eye on them. Come join us as we spread out on the slopes above the Minnesota river to eavesdrop on the birds and listen to what they are saying about this most unusual winter.

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:


Note pad & pencil
Ground cloth, blanket or camp-chair
Warm clothing for sitting still outside

Water bottle

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