Monthly Chapter Meeting

Virtual Event Virtual Event

“A Walk in the Woodson,” featuring a tour of the renowned museum of bird art in Wausau, WI. Woodson Art Museum assistant director Matt Foss and curator of education Catie Anderson will share artworks, insights, and stories during a virtual visit to the 2021 Birds in Art exhibition.


Field Trip | Pelican Migration at Pigs Eye Lake

Pigs Eye Regional Park - North Unit 2165 Pigs Eye Lake Road, St. Paul, MN

2165 Pigs Eye Lake Rd, St. Paul Join us for birding at Pigs Eye Regional Park—North Unit. Each fall flocks of American White Pelicans gather in migration at the north end of Pigs Eye Lake. Here they rest up and refuel on minnows. Come wish them bon voyage as they travel to their wintering grounds […]

Field Trip | Sandhill Cranes at Crex Meadows SWA Grantsburg

Crex Meadows SWA 102 E Crex Ave, Grantsburg

102 E. Crex Ave., Grantsburg, Wisconsin Since historic times, Greater Sandhill Cranes have congregated by the thousands every autumn evening in the marshes and ponds now called Crex Meadows, located on the north side of Grantsburg, WI. People likewise gather to witness the sight of seemingly never-ending strands and haunting sounds as the birds seek […]

Red-headed Woodpecker Project

ZOOM Meeting Online

MRVac | Red-headed Woodpecker Project at Cedar Creek Science Reserve Dr. Elena West, University of Minnesota Thursday, October 28, 2020, 7:30 PM Find out what an intense study of Minnesota’s largest concentration of red-headed woodpeckers has revealed about migration routes and wintering locations.  Tracking devices on some of the birds and nest cameras are several […]


Speaker Series | John Sammler from Raptor Center

John Sammler, education program manager of the U of M’s Raptor Center, will present "Using Raptors As a Lens to Ecosystem Health". The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota has been studying and rehabilitating injured raptors since 1974.  Each raptor at the center tells a story about the bird itself and the environmental factors […]


CANCELED – Field Trip | Swans and Other Waterfowl Brownsville, MN – CANCELED

Brownsville Overlook, Brownsville, MN 13502, 14286 Great River Rd, Brownsville

***We are sorry to cancel this trip. However, due to the warm fall weather, large numbers of tundra swans have not started arriving at the site. *** Swans galore are the norm just south of Brownsville, MN. Fall migration offers birders an opportunity to decide: trumpeter or tundra swan? Swans and dabbling ducks can be […]

SPAS Board Meeting

ZOOM Meeting Online
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Topic: SPAS Board Meeting Time: Dec 6, 2021 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting

Speaker Series | “Ojibwe Bird Stories and Legends” by Charles Grolla

YouTube recording Ogimaagiizhig-Charles Grolla, a member of the Bois Forte band of Ojibwe, will present “Ojibwe Bird Stories and Legends.” His presentation, based on his book Ojibwe Bird Stories, will give an Ojibwe perspective on birds, based on a lifetime of stories and legends he acquired from his elder family and Ojibwe family members. Grolla will […]


Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The nation's longest-running community science bird project fuels Audubon's work throughout the year. Saint Paul Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, December 18, organized by Gregg Severson, who is also our CBC Compiler. Watch for complete information in the December-January issue of the Cardinal, coming soon. In the meantime, if you want to join […]

Speaker Series | Bird Monitoring Program in Belize

YouTube Archive of Presentation   Abidas Ash, bird biologist at the University of Belize, will give an update on their work at the migratory bird monitoring program, which she runs.  This project, “Improving Natural Resources Management in Belize through Bird Monitoring,” is supported with a grant from the Saint Paul Audubon Society.  Working with the Institute […]