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International Migratory Bird Day - May 11, 2013


Life Cycle of a Migratory Bird

 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Guided Bird Walk –

Bring your binoculars and join avid birders on an early morning birding adventure. Participants are to meet at the visitor center and leave promptly at 7:30 with their leaders and will return by 9:30 a.m. Dress for the weather so you don’t miss the fun!

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Golf Cart tour of the Spring Lake Area

Take a tour on the newly completed Great River Trail that travels through the Refuge. Learn about the history, management techniques and even be able to identify various species of birds and plants. Space is limited to 7 (Rain or Shine).
Please register at 815-273-2732.

10:00 a.m. Life Cycle Photo Documentary of the sandhill crane
- Stan Bousson (refuge photographer)

11:00 a.m. - The Pelican Pod
- Pam Steinhaus - Visitor Services Manager.

Where did the American White Pelican come from? Did you know that the white pelican, like the bald eagle only lives in North America? The white pelican does not dive for their food but works as a team, "herding", their food. Hope you can join us as we learn more about these large waterbirds.

1:30 - 6:00 Birding at Lost Mound

Join us for an afternoon of birding in Lost Mound (formarly Savanna Army Depot). Participants are to meet at the Lost Mound Office parking area at 1:30 p.m. and will return around 6:00 p.m. There is no fee, but seating is limited. Please register by sending an email to or call 815-273-2732.

Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge  

Last Updated: Apr 12, 2013
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