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Bird Language at the Urban Birding Festival, June 7

posted May 12, 2015, 11:22 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated May 12, 2015, 11:25 AM ]
Please join us for a special Bird Language gathering as part of the Audubon Society's Urban Birding Festival of the Twin Cities!

Sunday, June 7
9:00 - 2:00

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

The Urban Birding Festival of the Twin Cities is Audubon Minnesota's celebration of birds and birding in and around the metro area. This year's festival includes events and activities at a dozen locations, including the Refuge. You can see a full list of events at

On Sunday, come spend the day exploring the dynamic interconnections of nature through learning bird language. Birds are the ''alarm system'' of the forest, broadcasting the whereabouts of hawks, owls, foxes and more through their calls and postures. You will be introduced to this dynamic world through a combination of engaging presentations and guided field experience. The program will include: Understanding the five voices of the birds; Interpreting the building blocks of bird language; Engaging the senses in nature; Key species for learning bird language; And more!

Our team of experienced nature connection leaders will provide instruction and insight into the power of bird language as a doorway into deep nature connection. In just a few hours, you will gain the core tools for interpreting bird language that you can use to enhance your own birding experiences.

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

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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:

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Bird Language June 7.ics
Jonathan Poppele,
May 12, 2015, 11:22 AM