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Bird Language Gathering: Saturday, Jan 2

posted Dec 14, 2015, 12:49 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Dec 15, 2015, 9:33 AM ]
note the date change for our next Bird Language Gathering

Saturday, January 2
9:00 - 1:00

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

Because of a change in the Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center's winter hours, we will be meeting the first Saturday of the month through March. 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!

Last month, we sat among the mixed flocks of winter residents as they foraged in the canopy. We also got some signs that there might be predators lurking in the area--so far unseen by us. This month, we will again head out into the woods east of the Visitor Center to connect with the local residents and gather more clues about who and what might be hiding from our view. Has a screech owl taken up residence in a cavity in one of those old oaks? Come join us as we investigate this and other mysteries.

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
Sun protection
Poncho if it is raining

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