Spring Birding Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Meet in room 150, New Science Center | Driving Directions

Online Registration

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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!

  • $15 - Outdoor U Members & Audubon Members
  • $20 - 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, New Science 150
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Birding in the Abbey Arboretum
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (included in registration price)

Pre-registration preferred, but not required.

Pre-register by NOON on Friday, May 10. NO REFUNDS after noon on Friday May 10, except in case of event cancelation.


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.