Urban Birding Festival of the Twin Cities

Where Birds and People Meet!

June 6-8, 2014

Click HERE for Map of Event Locations

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

Theodore Wirth Park

  • Click HERE for Theodore Wirth information
  • Click HERE for Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden information
  • Click HERE for Quaking Bog information
  • Click HERE for Theodore Wirth Beach information


All activities welcome walk ups at the start of the program unless otherwise noted!

Saturday, June 7th

  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.  Early Bird Hike – Meet at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden parking lot
  • 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.  Birding by Canoe for Families* – Meet at the Wirth Boat Launch pre-registration required — Click HERE to register.
  • 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Birding Basics – Meet at Wirth Beach parking lot
  • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Bird Sculptures – Family Studio – Meet at the Wirth Pavilion
  • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Celebrate Urban Birds Count – Meet outside Wirth Pavilion.  New count starts every half hour.
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Birding at the Quaking Bog – Meet at the Quaking Bog parking lot

Sunday, June 8th

  • 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Birding Basics – Meet at Wirth Beach parking lot
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Build your own Bird Feeder* – Meet at the Wirth Pavilion   * $5/participant (covers cost of supplies) *
  • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Celebrate Urban Birds Count – Meet outside Wirth Pavilion.  New count starts every half hour.
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Birding Basics – Meet at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Front Gate
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Birding Basics – Meet at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Front Gate

Ongoing

Binoculars to borrow at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
Self-guided Bird Game Trail at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Tamarack Nature Center

Click HERE for site information

Saturday, June 7th

  • 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Want to Be a Backyard Birder? – Meet at the Nature Center

Richardson Nature Center

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Saturday, June 7th

  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Birding Basics – Meet at the Nature Center
  • 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Raptors in the Amphitheater – Meet at the Nature Center

Bloomington Education & Visitor Center, Long Meadow Lake

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Friday, June 6th

  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Right Bill for the Job – Classroom A

Sunday, June 8th

  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Birds on Film – An Original Duckumentary – Hearth Room
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Ongoing)  Your Bird Resource Center – Classroom A
  • 10:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Birds on Film – Audubon Video Guide to 505 Birds of North America – Hearth Room
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Birds on Film – An Original Duckumentary – Hearth Room
  • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Birds on Film – Audubon Video Guide to 505 Birds of North America – Hearth Room
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Birds on Film – An Original Duckumentary – Hearth Room

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge

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Sunday, June 8th

  • 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Breeding Birds of MVNWR – Meet at the Old Cedar Ave Trailhead

Rapids Lake Visitor Center

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Saturday, June 7th

  • 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Bird Walk – Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot

Westwood Hills Nature Center

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Friday, June 6th

  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Puppet Time – Meet at the Nature Center
  • $5/resident of St. Louis Park, $6/non-resident *

Kroening Interpretive Center

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Saturday, June 7th

  • 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Birding By Ear – Meet at the Nature Center
  • $5/participant *

Sunday, June 8th

  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Ongoing)  Free Family Fun Day – Backyard Birding – Drop in at the Nature Center

Springbrook Nature Center

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Saturday, June 7th

  • 8:30 – 9:20 a.m.  Avid Birder’s Hike – Meet at the Nature Center
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.  Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Presentation – Meet at the Nature Center
  • 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Ongoing)  Family Friendly Bird Activities – Drop in at the Nature Center
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.  Family Friendly Bird Hike – Meet at the Nature Center

Sunday, June 8th

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Bird Banding – Meet at the Nature Center

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

Click HERE for site information. Questions? Call 651.632.2455.

Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom

Friday, June 6th

  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Bluebird Trail Tour – Meet at the Como Ave parking lot. Tour is free, but pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register.

Como Lakeside Pavilion

Saturday, June 7th

  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Feeding Urban Birds – Meet at the Lakeside Pavilion
  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Spot that Bird! – Meet at the Lakeside Pavilion
  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Free Binocular and Field Guide use – Meet at the Lakeside Pavilion
  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Make and Take: Happy Bird Day Cake – Meet at the Lakeside Pavilion

Sunday, June 8th

  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Story Walk – Meet at the Lakeside Pavilion
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Make and Take: Gifts for the Birds – Meet at the Lakeside Pavilion
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Self-guided Landscaping for birds Tour – Meet at the Lakeside Pavilion