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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Photo by Joanna Eckles Residential Bird-Window Collisions Prevention Study The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis (ACM) has received a grant to study the effectiveness of window treatments on bird-window collisions on residential homes. ACM is looking for a minimum of 10 home owners who would like to participate in this study. The home owner will be given 1 of 3 treatments that they will apply to a window that has frequent bird strikes. An exterior photo of the problem window...
Raptor Resource Project; photo: Raptor Resource Project June, July and August programs are held jointly with the Breckenridge Chapter of the Izaak Walton League at the Ikes’ Chapter House in Brooklyn Park. Joint programs start at 7:30 pm. For directions to the Chapter House and more information about the Ikes, click here. For more information about our programs and speakers, click here. Tuesday, July 22, 2014: “Raptor Resource Project” Bob Anderson, Director, Raptor Resource...
Purple Martin; photo: www.purplemartin.orgCome celebrate Purple Martins at Martinfest this Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm at the Baker National Golf Course in Baker Park Reserve. For directions to Baker Park Reserve, click here. Learn more about Purple Martins and the role they play in our environment by visiting the Purple Martin Conservation Association by clicking here.
Garlic mustard out-competes tree seedlings and other native vegetation with adverse effects on the few remaining natural areas in our Park system, including the Roberts Bird Sanctuary and William Berry Woods. Help us repeat last year’s success in eliminating flowering plants at both sites, to help slow the spread of this invasive plant. Click here for the 2014 pull dates and more information.
Magnolia Warbler; photo: www.allaboutbirds.orgCome to Roberts Bird Sanctuary on Saturday mornings during spring migration! We will look for birds that always pass through or breed there, such as Yellow Warblers, to regular migrants such as Magnolia and Blackburnian Warblers, and some that are very uncommon in Minneapolis but can show up in Roberts, such as Hooded and Connecticut Warblers. Steve Greenfield will lead the walks on the following Saturdays: April 26 and May 10 through 31. No walk...