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Saint John's Outdoor University
Saint John's University
2346 Science Drive
PO Box 3000
Collegeville, MN 56321

320-363-3163
[email protected]

Main Office: 104 New Science Center

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Spring Birding Day

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Meet in room 269, Peter Engel Science Center

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 Registration is now open!

Register for your choice of the morning and/or afternoon sessions. Binoculars are available if needed. Dress for the weather - we go rain or shine!

  • $12 - Outdoor U Members & Audubon Members
  • $16 - Non-Members
  • Cost includes guided birding walks, continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and buffet lunch at noon.

Registration Options

  • 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Birding in the Abbey Arboretum
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast, Peter Engel 269
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Birding in the Abbey Arboretum
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (included in registration price)
  • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Optional guided trip to see the birds at the Albany wastewater ponds.

Pre-registration preferred, but not required.

Pre-register by NOON on Friday, May 19. NO REFUNDS after noon on Friday May 19, except in case of event cancelation.


About

Saint John's Outdoor University brings you a day of hiking through an Audubon designated Important Bird Area in Minnesota during peak migration! In the morning, we'll stay on the 2,500 acres of Saint John's Abbey 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.

2013 Birding Day - 124 species spotted!


Schedule:

(all tours start in Room 269 of the Peter Engel 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 269 – Peter Engel 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.

1:30 p.m.

Birding to the Albany wastewater ponds with Bob Russell if there is any interest following lunch.

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Contact Us

Saint John's Outdoor University
Saint John's University
2346 Science Drive
PO Box 3000
Collegeville, MN 56321

320-363-3163
[email protected]

Main Office: 104 New Science Center

Driving Directions

Meet Our Staff