Events

Birding Day Festival

  • Date: 04/27/2019 7:00 AM - 4:45 PM
  • Location: Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
    12805 St. Croix Trail S
    Hastings, Minnesota 55033
  • Introduction: Hastings Area Earth Day
    Birding Festival
    Saturday, April 27th 7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

2019 Earth Day Birding Festival Poster

Festival Schedule

Activities are open to all Birding Festival participants.
Customize your day with classes and field trips or the Youth Birding Competition

7:00 - 12:00 Registration: on-going throughout the morning
8:00 - 12:00 Bird banding demonstration: on-going throughout the morning
8:00 - 8:15 Opening address from HEP, CNC & MOU
8:15 - 9:00 Keynote: “A life Gone to the Birds” Al Batt, author
9:00 - 9:15 Morning field trips depart
9:15 - 10:00 Beginner birding class Kevin Smith & Jen Vieth
10:00 - 11:00 Beginner birding field hike at Carpenter Nature Center
11:00 - 11:45 What else flies? Identifying other winged creatures Nathan Grosse
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch (Box lunches must be ordered with advanced registration)
12:00 - 12:45 Adventures in Green Birding Gregg Svereson
12:45-1:00 Afternoon field trips depart
1:00 - 2:00 Raptor program - meet LIVE birds of prey CNC staff
2:00 - 3:45 All about Bird Homes: Bird house building workshop & class
Dwight Smith, Greg Jahner, Bluebird Recovery Program & Steve Messick
4:00 - 4:45 Awards presentation & interactive species list tally

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