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Bird Language: Sat, Mar 4

posted Feb 9, 2017, 10:41 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 7:14 AM ]

Please join us for our next Bird Language Gathering

Saturday, March 4
9:00 - 1:00

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

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!

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

March is the beginning of meteorological spring and some migrant and resident songbirds are beginning to stake out territories. Songs and territorial aggression signal the warmer weather to come, and provide a more dynamic baseline of activity in the forest. Come join us on the slopes of the Minnesota River Valley as we see what we can learn from the birds though the disturbances in the dynamic baseline of early spring.

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
Appropriate clothing for sitting still outside
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