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Birding Festivals
Spring and Summer - 2006

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complete list of Birding Events
Great River Birding & Nature Festival grbf-logo
Lake City - MN
May 12-14, 2006

Our Fourth Annual Great River Birding and Nature Festival invites you to 3 days of birding and nature events held throughout the Mississippi River Valley of Southeast Minnesota and Southwest Wisconsin around Lake Pepin. Birding the Mississippi backwaters by motor boat with Audubon guides, Birding the Tiffany Wildlife wetlands by Mini Rail-car, birding hikes along shorelines, through hardwood forests and blufftops, as well as, educational workshops and exciting Key Note Speakers.

Contact:Mississippi Valley Partners
403 North High St, Lake City, MN 55041 Tel:877-525-3248
Mississippi Flyway Birding Festival flyway-logo
La Crosse - WI
May 19-21, 2006

Join us at the Mississippi Flyway Birding Festival in the La Crosse/Onalaska area of western Wisconsin.
SEE ... the fantastic flyway spring migration in progress.

Contact:Bonnie Koop
Coulee Region Audubon Tel:608-784-2992
9th Annual Festival of Birds detroit-lakes-logo
Detroit Lakes - MN
May 18-21, 2006

Celebrate spring migration in Detroit Lakes, where three ecosystems converge, providing habitat for a tremendous variety of birds. Daily fieldtrips with experienced leaders, workshops, exhibitors, banquets, socializing. Learn about the search for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker from Jim Fitzpatrick and enjoy humorist Al Batt. Online registration.

Contact: Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Box 348, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502 Tel:800-542-3992
Grand Marais Boreal Birding Festival marais-logo
Grand Marais - MN
June 2-4, 2006

Explore the wonders of birding on the North Shore and the Gunflint Trail! Outings to Lake Superior, North Shore Hardwoods, Lima Mountain Road. Night owl trips, speakers, evening presentations and more!.

Contact: The North House Folk School
Box 759, Grand Marais, MN 55604 Tel:888-387-9762
McGregor Birding & Nature Festival McGregorFest
McGregor - MN
June 8-11, 2006

Field trips for birds, butterflies, wildflowers & more. Afternoon programs, Vendors & Exhibits.
Humorist Al Batt will be the keynote speaker.

Contact:McGregor Chamber Of Commerce
Box 68, McGregor, MN 55760 Tel:877-768-3692

Also visit the following events:

February 26-27, 2006 Red Wing "Eagle Spot" Celebration
Located in Colville Park (just east of town)
Spotting begins at 8 am each morning.
Contact: 651-388-2846 or 800-252-1875
Sponsored by the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau

May 6-8, 2006 Northwest MN Birding Festival
Headquartered at Lake Bronson State Park (about 45 miles north of Thief River Falls). Field trips to Agassiz NWR, Wetlands Pine to Prairie Audubon Sanctuary and Old Mill State Park
Contac: Kris Rynning Tel: 218-674-4259 E-mail - kkr@wiktel.com

May 6-8, 2006 Oak Savanna Birding Festival
Sponsored by Friends of the Hormel Nature Center and the Austin Audubon Society. The event is held in Austin, MN and includes guided birding tours.
Contact: Austin Convention Bureau Tel: 507-437-4563
www.austincvb.com or email rnsmaby@charter.net

May 20-22, 2006 Bluff Country Bird Festival
Headquarters in Wycoff, MN with field trips to Mystery Cave & Kapper's Ponds. Saturday night dinner and program.
Contact: SE MN Historic Bluff Country Tel: 800-428-2030

Festival of Owls (Come Again in 2007) owl-logo
Houston - MN
March 3-5, 2006
Find every kind of owl activity you can imagine...for everyone from little kids up to those with a scientific interest in owls at this all-owl event. You'll experience six species of live owls, owl prowls to call in wild owls, owl merchandise, owl storytelling, owl face-painting, owl photography opportunities, a mini owl research session on survery techniques, and even a hatch-day party for Alice the Great Horned Owl. David H. Johnson, Director of the Global Owl Project, will be the keynote speaker.
Contact: Houston Nature Center
PO Box 667, Houston, MN 55943 Tel:507-896-4668

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