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Bird Language Gathering, Sun, November 2

posted Oct 9, 2014, 8:30 PM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Oct 9, 2014, 8:31 PM ]
an Poppele, Marty Miller and Donnie Phyillaier invite you to join us for our next Bird Language Gathering

Sunday, November 2
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 juveniles have all fledged and the migrants have all left for the season. We can expect the juncos to have returned and the mixed winter flocks to be feeding in the forests. Northern goshawks are wintering over in the metro area, adding another areal predator to the landscape. Let's see what they all have to tell us about what is going on in the forest.

What should I bring?

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. 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