Spring Birding Day
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Cost includes guided birding walks, continental breakfast at 8 a.m., and buffet lunch at noon.
Register for your choice of one of the morning sessions, as well as the optional afternoon session. Binoculars are available if needed. Dress for the weather - we go rain or shine!
* If you are registering for the afternoon session ONLY, please use the General Registration form.
Saint John's Arboretum and the Minnesota Ornithologists Union (MOU) have partnered to bring you a day of hiking through an "Important Bird Area" in Minnesota during peak migration! In the morning, we'll stay on the 2,740 acres of Saint John's Arboretum and do all our birding by walking. We have seen 100+ species in past years at Saint John's. Early risers will be stunned by the abundance of birds active early in the day.
Sitings in recent years have included: Gray-cheeked thrush, Cerulean warbler, Mourning warbler, Eastern towhee, Avocet, Harris sparrow and more! View an index of bird species that have been spotted at Saint John's, and print your own birding checklists.
(all tours start in Room 150 of the New Science Center - follow the signs)
5:30 a.m.–8 a.m.
Birding in small groups at Saint John's (e.g. Boardwalk-wetlands; Deep woods –Cerulean)
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast – Room 150 – New Science Center
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Birding in small groups
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All you can eat luncheon at the Saint John’s Refectory and group review of the birds seen, led by Bob Russell from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SJU alum.
Birding with Bob Russell, Marco Restani, Milt Blomberg and the MOU in the neighboring Avon Hills area, if there is any interest following lunch.
Pre-registration preferred, but not required. Pre-register by NOON on Friday, May 17.
- Arboretum Marketplace:
Secure credit card transaction.
- General Registration:
Pre-register without payment, pay cash or check on Birding Day.
NO REFUNDS after NOON on Friday, May 17.