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September 2020

Monthly Chapter Meeting | 09/2020

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual – Online MN United States
FREE
Annie Bracey using MOTUS to track juvenile Common Terns

Annie Bracey using MOTUS to track juvenile Common Terns. Annie is interested in full life-cycle conservation of migratory birds. Her research will focus on studying Common Terns in the Great Lakes region, where populations are threatened or endangered in most states. She studies migratory connectivity and improve understanding of Great Lakes migration routes through use of geolocators. She is also interested in estimating colony productivity and determining the importance of different variables, such as predation and weather, on nesting success.…

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SPAS Board Meeting

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual – Online MN United States

October 2020

SPAS Board Meeting

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Mondays
Virtual – Online MN United States

Monthly Chapter Meeting | 10/8/2020

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual – Online MN United States
Free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMj1THPNr1E Have you been to Elk River’s newest outdoor gem? The William H. Houlton Conservation Area is a 335-acre property located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk rivers in Sherburne County. It was one of the largest undeveloped family-owned riverfront properties between Elk River and Hastings. Since 2014, Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) has been working with the city of Elk River to protect and restore Houlton into high-quality wildlife habitat. Now, 180 acres of farm fields…

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Sandhill Cranes at Crex Meadows SWA

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Crex Meadows SWA, 102 E Crex Ave
Grantsburg, 54840
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Two Sandhill Cranes

Due to challenging weather conditions both for driving and for crane viewing predicted for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct 20, the field trip is cancelled. The Cranes will be at Crex as long as there is food on the ground and the marsh is not frozen solid.  So we encourage you to make the trip when the weather is better to view the evening flights into roost for the night!  The Auto touring map on the Crex Meadow website has some good…

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November 2020

SPAS Board Meeting

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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First Mondays
Virtual – Online MN United States

Monthly Chapter Meeting | 11/2020

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual – Online MN United States
Free
Sushma Reddy, U of M/Bell Museum ornithology chair

Dr. Sushma Reddy, the Breckenridge Chair of Ornithology at the Bell Museum of Natural History and the University of Minnesota. In her presentation, “The Dramatic Evolution of Birds on Madagascar,” Dr. Reddy will outline her team’s work so far in uncovering the remarkable diversity of birds on Madagascar and investigating the biogeographic mysteries of how they got to this island. November Series Recording

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Swans and Other Waterfowl, Brownsville, MN

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brownsville Overlook, 13502, 14286 Great River Rd
Brownsville, 55919
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FREE
Tundra Swans

WHO, WHERE, WHEN From 2-3 p.m. and again from 4-5 p.m. on November 22, Chase and Ed Davies will be at the Brownsville Overlook to talk about what swans and dabbling ducks are in sight, the life histories of the swans, and management challenges of the constantly changing river.  Sundown is at 4:37; the sight of swans returning from feeding areas to congregate overnight in Pool 8 is an unforgettable experience and the reason for this late-day meeting. From 3-4…

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