The Cardinal Newsletter

In the current issue of The Cardinal:

Cardinal – August & September 2018

  • September General Meeting: From Giant Owls to Striped Cats:  Endangered Species Conservation in the Russian Far East” with Jonathan Slaght of the Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Tuesday Summer Prairie Walk Series
  • Sandhill Cranes at Crex Meadows SWA
  • Warbler Weekend Introduces New Coordinator
  • Field Trip Coordinator in Training
  • Conservation Report
  • Wanted – space and a little of your time

Cardinal for August & September 2018

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June/July 2018

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

April/May 2018

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

Feb/March 2018

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

Dec/Jan 2017

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

Oct/Nov 2017

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

Aug/Sept 2017

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

June/July 2017

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

April/May 2017

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

February/March 2017

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

December 2016/January 2017

December General Meeting: Birding & travel in Senegal, West Africa | 2016 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count – December 17th | Presidents message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Upcoming Winter Events | Conservation Committee

October/November 2016

Census of Double-crested Cormorants and American White Pelicans | Migratory Connections between Birds & Coffee | Book Review: Migration Nation: Animals on the Go from Coast to Coast, | Volunteers Needed | New Home for Warbler Weekend | Sweating the Details | Holly Pierson Retires | 2016 NABA Butterfly Census Results

August/September 2016

Discovering the ‘Audubon Center of the Northwoods – September 8th, 2016 | Rebounding Piping Plovers | President’s Message | Field Trips: Blooming Prairie @ Long Lake – 8/2 & 8/30 | Book Review: Cradles in the Trees | Conservation Corner: Things That make Our World Go Round | State of the Birds for 2016

April/May 2016

Climate Change in Minnesota with Charles Umbanhowar, Jr | The UNCommon Common Tern with Annie Bracey | Presidents Message | 2016-17 Proposed Budget | Board & Officer Slate for 2016-17 | Spring and Summer Field Trips | Tuesday Morning Bird Walk Schedule | and lots more…

February/March 2016

Bird Nests: How Do They Do That? with Clay Christensen | Debunking Fracking with Louis Ascher | President’s Message | SPAS’s Spring Warbler Weekend Info & Registration | 2016 Fund Drive | Volunteers Needed | Linda Goodspeed, Volunteer Extraordinaire | Bird Count Wrap-up | Book Review: The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon | The Landscape Revival — Native Plant Expo and Market info | Adopt a Garden | What Does My ‘ism’ Have to do With Bird Conservation? | and more…

December 2015/January 2016

Wildlife of the Masai Mara with Ben Wilson | 2015 St. Paul North Christmas Bird Count | President’s Message | Our Annual Fund Drive | Snowy Owls Make Early Fall Appearance | The Living Bird: 100 years of Listening to Nature | A Day at Crex Meadows in October | What A Lovely Fall We All Enjoyed! | The Kestrel Nest Box Project | MOU Paper Session, December 5th | BOOK REVIEW: The Meaning of Wilderness | Conservation Committee Report

October/November 2015

Amphibians and Reptiles of Minnesota with John Moriarty | The Nesting Ecology of Red-headed Woodpeckers with Brittney Yohannes | President’s Message | A Day at Crex Meadows, Grantsburg, WI | For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson | Bees and Butterflies on the Mind

August/September 2015

The Science & Compassion of Wildlife Medicine | Butterflies & Birds | State Birds | Tips for Better Birding | St. Paul Audubon Committees | An Evening @ Vadnais/Sucker Lake Regional Parks

June/July 2015

Saint Paul Audubon’s Butterfly Census | President’s Message | Summer Kids’ Bird Camp | The Blooming Prairie at Long Lake Regional Park | An Evening at Sucker and Vadnais Parks | “Working” with Youth

April/May 2015

April Meeting: Up Close and Personal: A Microscopic Look at Contour Feathers With Mike Billington | May Meeting: No Free Lunch: The Ecological Impacts of Woody Biomass Harvesting With Dr. Michael Rentz | Spring & Summer Field Trips | Warbler Weekend Info | Hanging out at the Fish Market: A Galapagos Tale | Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom Dedication

February/March 2015

New Challenges Facing Minnesota’s Bats – February 12, 2015 General Meeting | Golden Eagles in Minnesota – March 2015 General Meeting | President’s Message | Saint Paul Audubon’s Spring Warbler Weekend | Thunder Birds: Nature’s Flying Predators by Jim Arnosky | The BIG River Journey

December 2014/January 2015

Birds of Cuba – December 11th | The Science and Compassion of Wildlife Medicine – January 8th | Chapter President’s Message | SPAS Annual Fund Drive | Project FeederWatch | Christmas Bird Count

October/November 2014

Oct 9th – Crex Meadows Wildlife Area History and Management by Kristi Pupak | November 13th – The Effects of Oil and Gas Development on Birds: From Behavior to Populations by Hannah Specht | Chapter President’s Message | SPAS ANNUAL FUND DRIVE | Christmas Bird Count December 20th

August/September 2014

September 11th General Meeting features Matthew Anderson, Executive Director, Audubon Minnesota | Calling all Chimney Swift enthusiasts | Chapter President’s Message | Summer Kids’ Bird Camp Wrap Up | Summer Field Trip September 10th | The new Merlin App | Scouting Birding Merit Badges

April/May 2014

Birds of a Feather by Laura Erickson | Northwest Minnesota through the Seasons with Bruce Flaig | 2014-15 Proposed Budget Highlights | Board and Officer Slate for 2014-15 | Field Trips | Saint Paul Audubon’s Spring Warbler Weekend | New Garden Chemicals Bad for Bees | Osprey Metro Watch | Once There was a Bird Sanctuary…

February/March 2014

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area: 25 Years and Growing! | The Powerful Vision of Raptors | Annual Fund Drive Donors | St. Paul ‘North’ CBC Results | Field Trips Leaders are Needed | Saint Paul Audubon’s Spring Warbler Weekend | Book Review: A Natural History of Who Birds Are, Where They Came From, and How They Live

December 2013/January 2014

Rachel Carson and the Age of Environmentalism by William Souder (General Meeting 12/12/13) | Perils to Frogs and Wetlands by Dr. Judy Helgen (General Meeting 01/09/14) | St. Paul Chapter’s Annual Fund Drive | Christmas Bird Count – December 14th, 2013. (note: date is incorrect in printed Cardinal) | Call for SPAS Board Nominees

October/November 2013

October Member Meeting: ‘Bison on the Open Prairies’ by Jon Grinnell – October 10th | November Member Meeting: ‘Grasshopper Sparrows in Decline’ by Lisa Harn – November 14th | Education Committee Volunteers on the Big River Journey | BOOK REVIEW “The Birdman of Lauderdale” by Clay Christensen

August/September 2013

Member Meeting Agenda for 2013-14 | Audubon & the Art of Birds, Sept 12th by Don Luce | The Education Committee’s Summer Project: Como Bird Camp! | SPAS Conservation Committee: All About Saving Birds | On The Trail Again… | Local Resources

June/July 2013

Saint Paul Audubon’s Butterfly Count | Great Blue Heron Chick Hatches on Live Cornell Cam | Solar-powered bird bath instructions | Online Guide to North American Birds | Field Trips & Other Chapter Happenings

April/May 2013

A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts with Sue Leaf – April 11th | Monarch Butterflies: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? with Grant Bowers – May 9th | Saint Paul Audubon Presents this Slate of Candidates for 2013/14 | 2013-2014 Proposed Budget Highlights | SPAS Spring Warbler Weekend | Tuesday Mornings in May & June are for Early Birders! | Spring Field Trips | Book Review: The Atlas of Birds: Diversity, Behavior, and Conservation by Mike Unwin | Audubon’s newest Citizen Science program, “Hummingbirds at Home”

February/March 2013

Midwest Peregrine Falcon Restoration with Amber Burnette – Feb 14, 2013 | The Breeding Bird Atlas Project: The Biggest Bird Survey in Minnesota History! with Bonnie Sample – Mar 14, 2013 | SPAS Nominating Committee Announces 2013-2014 Officers and Board Openings | Minnesota Young Birder Club | Wildlife Tour Opportunity | Nebraska Rivers and Wildlife Celebration | 2013 Surveyors Needed | Saint Paul Audubon’s Spring Warbler Weekend | Birds Triumph Over the Cold and more ….

December 2012/January 2013

In Defense of Crows with Clay Christiansen – December 13th General Meeting | “Today’s Office” with Sharon Stitler – January 10th General Meeting | 2012 Christmas Bird Count is Coming December 15th | SPAS Annual Fund Drive | SPAS Nominating Committee announces 2013-2014 Board | Kestrel Nesting Sites | The Fledging Birders’ Institute | Book Review: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crabby Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks, and Hummingbirds | The GBBC is Going Global!

October/November 2012

Join us Thursday, Oct 11th for Bees: What do They do for Us, and What Can We do for Them? With Elaine Evans, Entomologist, University of Minnesota, October 11, 2012 | Recent Changes in Minnesota Bird Life with Bob Janssen, ‘The Birdman of Minnesota’, Nov 8, 2012 | Audubon Minnesota’s Annual Bird Conservation Celebration, October 20th | The Christmas Bird Count is coming… And this year its FREE! | BOOK REVIEW: Hawk Ridge: Minnesota’s Birds of Prey

August/September 2012

Join us September 13th for our member Meeting featuring Michelle LaRue from the University of Minnesota. Michelle will be presenting a on Emperor Penguins and Antarctica. | A Summer Adventure Off the Rocky Coast of Maine | Emperor Penguins | NABA Butterfly Count | The Sparrows of Fall | Chimney Swift Site

June/July 2012

Summer Butterfly Census | Val Cunningham Receives Award | Five Reasons Why Clean Renewable Energy is Needed | Volunteer at our 9TH Birding Camp! | Rachel Lilly Preserve | Biking & Birding, Elm Creek Park Reserve | Summer Nesters | Long Lake Prairie in Bloom

April/May 2012

Dragonflies: Masters of Water and Air – April 12, 2012 | What you Haven’t Heard about Lyme Disease – May 8, 2012 | St. Paul Audubon’s Annual Meeting: May 10 | 2012-2013 Proposed Budget | 2012 Spring Field Trips and Events including Warbler Weekend | Native Plant Expo and Market | Annual Fund Drive Donors | Living Green Expo

February/March 2012

Conservation in Galapagos: With Julia Ponder, D.V.M., Executive Director, The Raptor Center (February 2012) | Uncommon Facts about Common birds: With Stan Tekiela, Naturalist, Wildlife photographer and Writer (March 2012) | The National Audubon Society Strategic Plan | SPAS Speakers’ Bureau | Spring Warbler Weekend | Christmas Bird Count Results | Spring Sandhill Crane Festivities | Annual Fund Drive Reminder | Book Review: Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle

December 2011/January 2012

Birding Areas of the Falkland Islands, with Michael Prokosch, retired research chemist, 3M - December 8, 2011 | Wild Turkeys in the Twin Cities, with Karl Tinsley, U of Minnesota, Conservation Biology Program, PhD Candidate - January 12, 2012 | Forming a New SPAS Speakers’ Bureau | 2011 Annual Fund Drive | Annual MOU Paper Session - Saturday, December 3 | St. Paul Christmas Bird Count - Saturday, December 17 | Great Backyard Bird Count - February 17-20, 2012 | Autumn Reports – Chimney Swift counts and Prairie reclamation | Book Review – 12 Owls by Laura Erickson

October/November 2011

Are Minnesota Moose Another Victim of Climate Change?, With Mark S. Lenarz, Research Biologist, Minnesota DNR - October 13, 2011 | Purple Martins in Minnesota: bring back our backyard Friends, With Kelly Applegate, Wildlife Biologist and Director, Purple Martin Working Group - November 10, 2011 | The Great Audubon “Fall Classic” Get-together - Saturday, November 12 | Hawks in the Galapagos - Friday, October 21 | Help Restore Two Sites - October 8 and 15

August/September 2011

Join Tara Harris, Director of Conservation at the Minnesota Zoo, on Thursday, September 8th for her presentation on Namibia’s critically endangered black rhino and the vulnerable Hartmann’s mountain zebra | Audubon Minnesota’s third Annual Chimney Swift Sit | A Note from Our New President | Monthly Morning Walks | Spoonbilled Sandpiper in Danger

June/July 2011

Summer Butterfly Census | SPAS “Go Paperless” Campaign | Annual Fund Donors | Conversation News

April/May 2011

“Minnesota State Parks” with Chris Niskanen (April 2011) | “Birds in Flight” by Carrol Henderson (May 2011) | Audubon Volunteers | 2011-2012 Nominating Committee Slate | 2011-2012 Proposed Budget | Spring Outings | Urban Bird Festival | Book Review: The Crossley ID Guide

February/March 2011

Sand Country Wildlife, a film by Walter Breckenbridge (February 2010) | Two Centuries of Human Impact on the Upper Mississippi, Daniel Engstrom (March 2010) | 2011 Spring Warbler Weekend Information | Bald Eagle Winter Antics – February Field Trip | 2011 Beginning Bird ID Course | Great Backyard Bird Count | Wild Ones “Design with Nature” Conference | The 67th St. Paul (north) CBC Wrap-up | plus lots more

December 2010/January 2011

Golden Eagle Festival in Mongolia – December 2010 Chapter Meeting | Parrots @ the Minnesota Zoo and in the Wild | SPAS Annual Fund Drive | 2010 Christmas Bird Count | Golden Eagle Survey | Great Backyard Bird Count | Book Reviews

October/November 2010

Who is Charles Darwin? October Chapter Meeting | Walter J. Breckenbridge, November Chapter Meeting | North American Butterfly Census | Book Reviews | Birding in Minnesota | Join us October 14th at 6:45 at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville. Mark Borello will be our featured speaker.

August/September 2010

Planes and Cranes – A Story of Hope for the Endangered Whooping Crane (September meeting topic) | Nature Notes | 2nd Annual Chimney Swift Count | Tar Sands – Dirty Oil | North Shore Migration – Watchers Needed | Join us September 9th at 6:45 at the Fairview Community Center in Roseville for our first 2010-2011 meeting.

June/July 2010

Summer Butterfly Census | 2010-2011 Officers and Board | Gulf Crisis | Gardens for Birds

April/May 2010

Carp: Why We Should Care and What to Do About Them | Salamanders, and the Fate of the World’s Biodiversity Hot Spots | New Role for the Saint Paul Audubon Society | Annual Meeting: May 13, 2010 | Saint Paul Audubon’s Spring Warbler Weekend | Urban Birding Festival of the Twin Cities

February/March 2010

Great Lakes Piping Plovers: Research and Recovery | The River We Have Wrought | What Holly’s Reading | Senator Janet Johnson WMA, North Branch | 2010 Legislature Begins February 4th | Birds — the Canary in the Coal Mine for a Changing Climate

December 2009/January 2010

Restoring the Mississippi River for Birds and People | New Website | Annual Fund Drive | Area Happenings

October/November 2009

Do We Walk the Talk? | Treasures of the Lost Gorge | SPAS Butterfly Census | Happenings and Nature Notes | Historic Fledging of Manx Shearwater

August/September 2009

Mockingbird Song | Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles | New Beginnings | Generous with Their Time | Green Grass Shouldn’t Always be Green | State of the Birds | Chimney Swift Sit

June/July 2009

Butterfly Count | Inside Birding | A Cautionary Tale | A Backyard for the Birds | Books for Butterfliers

April/May 2009

Raptor Banding on the North Shore | Ice Age Extinctions | Annual Meeting Elections | Riverine Flyways | Bird-proofing your Windows

February/March 2009

February member meeting: Early Logging in the Midwest | March member meeting: Looking at Lichens | Chapter and volunteer opportunities | News about the Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas | Spring Warbler Weekend | Douglas Tallamy Argues for Native Plants | 2009 Beginning Bird ID class schedule | Conservation education updates

December 2008/January 2009

December member meeting: Wind, Fire, Saws and Climate Change: The Past, Present and Future of Our Northern Forests | January member meeting: The Search for the Eskimo Curlew: from New Brunswick’s Bogs to Argentine | Chapter Annual Fund Drive | Explorers — Outdoor Family Walks | 2009 Beginning Bird ID class schedule | Project ACT — Audubon Takes Action | SPAS Grant Projects | Conservation education — Como Woodland Update, Owling 2008

October/November 2008

October member meeting: Exotic Earthworms in Minnesota Forests | November member meeting: The Red-Headed Woodpecker Recovery Program | Upper Midwest Audubon Conference “Partners in Conservation” | Wintering Raptors at Carols Avery WMA | Minnesota Constitutional Amendment: The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Act | Audubon Minnesota’s Fall Issues Ballot and Members Meeting