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Bird Language Gathering, Sun, Oct 4

posted Sep 11, 2015, 8:42 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Sep 11, 2015, 8:42 AM ]
Please
join us for our next Bird Language Gathering

Sunday, October 4
9:00 - 1:00

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


Registration is 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 fall migration is in full gear, bringing bringing fall visitors, winter residents, and changes to the dynamics of the forest. The juvenile Cooper's Hawks are continuing to learn and hone their hunting skills in preparation for their own, long flight south. Meanwhile, we may see the first of our winter allies, the dark-eyed juncos, returning from their northern nesting grounds.

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:

Recommended:

Note pad & pencil
Ground cloth, blanket or camp-chair
Sun protection
Poncho if it is raining

Optional:
Water bottle
Snack
Binoculars

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


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