[Mnbird] Hennepin County - MVNWR - Old Cedar Avenue Bridge Trailhead - 4/29/17

CRAIG MANDEL EgretCMan at msn.com
Sat Apr 29 12:55:26 CDT 2017


Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Old Cedar Avenue Bridge Trailhead
8 - 11:30 am
Field trip Report

There are lots of birds down at the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge.  There are still a few species of Ducks on Long Meadow Lake and there was still a Sandhill Crane on the nest out from the board walk.  There were also Shorebirds out from the board walk and on Kidder Marsh, which is just East of the parking lot. Warblers were also present in good numbers.  Here are a few of the species observed by our group:

Wood Duck


Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Horned Grebe

Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cooper's Hawk

Bald Eagle - Including some on there nest
Sora - Heard only

Sandhill Crane



Pectoral Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Forster's Tern

House Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Northern Waterthrush - Heard only

Nashville Warbler

Palm Warbler

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Note a complete list of the birds observed on our walk can be found on the EBird Web site.

Here are the dates of some upcoming MNWR bird walks.  The walks begin at 8:00 am and there is no fee for the walk.

May 1 - Rapids Lake Unit - Education and Visitor Center
May 7 - Bloomington Visitor Center
May 13 - Bloomington Visitor Center
May 15 - Louisville Swamp Unit
May 16 - Bass Ponds
These walks begin at 8:00 am.

MRVAC Field Trips:
May 4, 5 - SE Minnesota Birding Days
May 9 - Carver Park Reserve
May 14 - Ritter Farm Park - 8:30 am - Led by Cheri Fox
For more information on these walks please contact me.

Craig Mandel
Hennepin County - Minnetonka
EgretCMan at msn.com

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