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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

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Official Name: Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
Chief Executive: Jim Egge
Members: ~2,500
Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity.
Language Spoken: English
# Countries Active: USA
Official Website:
Phone: (612) 827-7629
Areas of Focus: Conservation, Ecology
Organisation Type: Non-profit corporation

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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

Country: United States

About Us

In 1939 the Minneapolis Public Library organized seven science clubs for citizens interested in various aspects of the natural environment.  One of these, the Minneapolis Bird Club, met monthly and went on birdwatching field trips.  In 1949, the Minneapolis Bird Club became a branch of the National Audubon Society, and in 1975 the name was changed to the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.

The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis currently has about 2,500 members.  Of these, about 200 participate in a variety of activities, from field trips to attending program meetings to helping with conservation efforts.  The remainder help with the important job of supporting Audubon in its conservation and education efforts nationally, statewide, and locally.

Our Conservation Committee is currently involved in helping in removal of invasive species, such as buckthorn and garlic mustard, that crowd out native plants and are less conducive to survival of both migratory and locally nesting birds.

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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

Bird Hikes – Spring 2016

Come join in our chapter bird hikes set for this spring. All hikes will begin at 8 AM and will last about  90 minutes. It is a good idea to bring Binoculars and to wear boots, as the trails could be muddy. We would like to limit each hike to 15 people, so please pre-register by calling Siah St. Clair at 763-234-6146 or email:   Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 8:00 AM –Springbrook Nature Center: 100 85th Ave NW , Fridley. Wetland edges, open...

Saturday Morning Walks at Roberts Bird Sanctuary

The Friends of Roberts will again lead birding walks at Roberts Bird Sanctuary on the north side of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis during Spring migration 2016. Walks will start at 8:00 at the visitor’s shelter on the east end of the sanctuary, every Saturday from April 23rd through May 28th. The dates are may change so be certain to check the Friends of Roberts Facebook page for updates. All ages and levels of experience are welcome! We will plan the walks so people can easily leave at...

Francisco José Muñoz – “Field Guide to the Birds of Nicaragua”

Tuesday, May 3, 2016,  7:00 pm at Beth El Synagogue Francisco Muñoz is one of three authors of the new, enthusiastically received field guide to the birds of Nicaragua. Released mid-2015, the guide is designed to be used in the field, is equally bi-lingual in Spanish and English, and has excellent color plates for the over-650 species of birds known to occur in Nicaragua.  The text provides helpful guidance to field marks, migratory or residential status and frequency, and...

Tiffany Bottoms NWA Train Trip

Tiffany Bottoms NWA Train Trip: Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM  Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis is pleased to be sponsoring a field trip to Tiffany Bottoms National Wildlife Area in Wisconsin again this spring. The field trip includes a ride on a narrow-gauge train through the Bottoms with several stops to walk in the area and look for birds, The train leaves at 1:00 pm so plan to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time. Tiffany Bottoms NWA is located about five miles...

Save Our Bees: Earth Day 5K Walk/Run/River Cleanup on Saturday, April 23

Photo: UMN Bee Lab REGISTRATION opens at 7:30 am FUN RUN/WALK starts at 9:00 am RIVER CLEANUP starts at 9:30 am  (gloves & bags provided)   The Great River Coalition, in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, is excited to announce the 1st Annual Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/Cleanup to be held on April 23, 2016. The event will be held as a part of “Earth Week” at Boom Island Park  along the banks of the Mississippi River in Northeast...

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