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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-Window Survey

Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis is taking a survey to learn more about residential home bird-window collisions.  we hope to learn about how many homes have the problem and something about the surroundings that create the bird-window collisions.  Please take our survey about Bird-Window Collisions.  Go to

Welcome to the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis

The Chapter is experimenting with a new look for the website. We would like to hear what you think. Please comment!

Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Grants

The Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery is proud to announce receiving grants from Patagonia for $2000, from MOU for $1200,  from Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis for $1000 and from MRVAC for $500.  These funds along with private funds will allow us to continue our RHWO studies at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve this summer.  We thank all who will make this happen.

2014 Tiffany Bottoms Natural Wildlife Area Field Trip

Date: May 3 - 1:00 – 5:00 pm For reservations, contact Virginia May (preferred) at or (612)  377- 0146 or Susan Tertell at For the fifth year, the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis is offering a field trip to Tiffany Bottoms NWA in Wisconsin. 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, both residents and spring migrants. Tiffany...

March 29 Field Trip

  Springbrook Nature Center:  100  85th Ave NW , Fridley, March 29  Wetland edges, open water in ponds and creeks, prairie, forest, oak savannah. Birds possible will be early migrating waterfowl,  and Wood Cock, as well as,  Bluebirds, Red Tailed Hawks, Great Horned Owls, White throated sparrows,  Cedar Waxwings,  and Red Bellied Woodpeckers, and other permanent resident birds. Meet in the parking lot at main entrance at 8:00 am.

Submitted by Org Admin 5 on Feb 29, 2012