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HASTINGS AREA EARTH DAY BIRDING FESTIVAL

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Apr 23 2022
HASTINGS AREA EARTH DAY BIRDING FESTIVAL

Bird Banding Demonstrations, Guided Birding Field Trips, Live Raptor Presentation, and more!

$5.00 per person OR $15.00 with box lunch
(Box lunch must be ordered no later than Wednesday 4/20)

FEATURING FREE YOUTH BIRDING COMPETITION!
All skill levels welcome! Prizes for all participants!

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YOUTH BIRDING COMPETITION:

Team up with friends and/or siblings to try and see the most bird species in one day. Prizes for all participants! All skill levels

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ADMISSION INFO

We offer several registration options for your convenience:

Advanced Registration Preferred (Required for purchase of box lunch)

Register Online – Pay by debit/credit card
Call CNC at 651-437-4359 and ask to speak to Jennifer Vieth – Pay on over phone OR on festival day
Walk-in Registration on Festival Day

Contact: 651-437-4359

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

12:00am – 4:00pm – Youth Birding Competition

7:00am – Noon Registration/Check-in

8:00am – Noon Bird Banding Demonstrations – On-going throughout the morning

8:00 – 8:15am Opening Address – Representatives from HEP, CNC & MOU

8:15 – 9:00am Keynote Speaker – Lee Pfannmuller – Minnesota’s Breeding Bird Atlas Reveals Changes in our State’s Avifauna

9:00 – 9:15am Morning Field Trips Depart

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch – Box lunches must be order with advanced registration

12:45 – 1:00pm Afternoon Field Trips Depart

1:00 – 2:00pm Raptors of the Mississippi Flyway – CNC staff and LIVE animal ambassadors

2:00 – 3:45pm Bird House Building Workshop – Dwight Smith, Bluebird Recovery Program & others

4:00 – 4:45pm Youth Birding Competition Awards Presentation & Interactive Species List Tally

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FIELD TRIPS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED – ADVANCED REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED

9:00 – 9:15am Morning Field Trips Depart

9:30 – 10:30am Learning to Bird with Accessibility at Carpenter Nature Center – Jennifer Vieth & Dwight Smith

9:30 – 11:30am Target Birding (8 participant limit) at Various Locations – Kevin Smith

9:30 – 11:30am Exploring the Largest North American Flyway at Mississippi River Flats – Walt Popp & Dana Sterner

9:30 – 11:30am Early Spring Songbird Migrants at Afton State Park – Linda Radimecky & Ben Douglas

9:30am – 2:00pm Waterfowl & Shorebirds at Lake Byllesby/GWIP – Gerry Hoekstra & Steve Weston

12:45 – 1:00pm Afternoon Field Trips Depart

1:30 – 3:30pm Bluff Forest Park Access for All at Schaar’s Bluff – Dana Sterner & Linda Whyte

1:30 – 3:30pm Target Birding (8 participant limit) at Various Locations – Ben Douglas

1:30 – 3:303pm Natural Wetland Migrant Stopover at 180th Street Marsh – Walt Popp & Kevin Smith

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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