Quick StatsOfficial Name: Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
Chief Executive: Jim Egge
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: http://audubonchapterofminneapolis.org
Phone: (612) 827-7629
Areas of Focus: Conservation, Ecology
Organisation Type: Non-profit corporation
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Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis
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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December 19, 2015 Our count this year will begin at 7:30 AM at the Coon Rapids Dam – West at 10360 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444. Three Rivers Park District will be opening the Coon Rapids Dam – West for our use. Beginning birders will be grouped with experienced birders. Groups will be given specific areas within the 15 mile count circle to observe and count on foot and in cars. We will return to the visitor center at noon for a hot pot luck lunch, then return to our...
Tuesday, December 1st at Beth El Synogogue (in St. Louis Park, 5225 Barry St W). Jim Egge – “Bird Migration” Recent research has shed new light on the mechanism by which birds are able to travel long distances and maximize their chances of survival. Jim will follow a number of MN birds and their migration patterns. Jim is a long time Board member of Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis. He focuses on sharing birding experiences with many local...
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 , 7:00, Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry St W, St Louis Park – Sher Curry, – (Please note the meeting will be at Beth El, but the date will be Nov. 10th. We apologize for any inconvenience.) This presentation will include courtship, nesting, raising of young, fishing, fighting and other aspects of the lives of the Great Blue Heron, the Great Egret, the Green Heron, the Black Crowned Night Heron and even a glimpse of the...
The seventh 2015 Weeding & Exploring session at Roberts Bird Sanctuary will be this Saturday, November 7 from 3 pm – 5 pm. Come find out what’s growing on the Arbor Day Restoration Project site right outside the visitors shelter and help us maintain the site at the same time. This session we’ll get the site ready for winter focusing on pruning the trees & shrubs. Bring loppers, pruners or clippers if you have them (no power tools, please). Or use ours. We’ll...
Heather Holm will speak at Friends of Roberts Annual Meeting! Saturday, November 21, 2:30 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church 4201 Sheridan Avenue S Linden Hills, Minneapolis Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants, will speak at the Friends of Roberts 2015 Annual meeting. Heather’s talk will focus on landscaping for birds in the Sanctuary, and native trees and plants that support pollinators–both timely topics given recent and planned...