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Bird Language Gathering, Sun, January 4

posted Dec 10, 2014, 11:22 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 11:30 AM ]
an Poppele, Marty Miller and Donnie Phyillaier invite you to join us for our next Bird Language Gathering

Sunday, January 4
9:00 - 1:00

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

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

Join us as we gather once again on the slopes of the Minnesota River Valley to explore what the birds are telling us about our surroundings. The short days, cold weather, and meager food sources produce a different baseline than we saw during the summer and fall. The leaves are off the trees, offering us (and the birds) a clear view of our surroundings. There are fewer aerial predators moving through the forest. And, with any luck, we will have a blanket of snow on the ground to help us identify any ground predators that move through during our sit.

What should I bring?

**Dress Warm** Bring what you need to be comfortable sitting 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. Make sure you have a way to keep your hands warm as you take notes--we recommend some kind of hand-warmer if the temperatures dip. 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 if you are coming! If you have any questions, or to RSVP:

For a map & directions click here

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge