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Bird Language: Saturday, May 7

posted Apr 4, 2016, 2:16 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 2:25 PM ]

Please join us for our next Bird Language Gathering

Saturday, May 7
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!

Spring is in the air an the birds are getting feisty. Last month, we saw hawks, eagles, herons and even a wild turkey fly (yes fly) through our sit area--some of which created quite a stir among the songbirds. With new migrants arriving and many birds setting up nesting territories, there is sure to be a lot happening on the wooded slopes of the Refuge in early May. And the songbirds will be "talking" about it all! Come join us as we settle into the birds' world for a little while and begin to see forest through their eyes.

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