Bird Walks

Refuge Visitor Services Specialist Shows Wildlife to Youth

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Meet at designated trailhead. See location address below


Explore some of the best Refuge units for bird watching during the fall season. We will spend time on these walks searching for birds only seen on the Refuge during migration.

Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Bring binoculars, your favorite field guide and dress appropriately for the weather.

Led by Craig Mandel, Volunteer Refuge Naturalist. Reservations are not required.


  • Saturday, Sept 11 (8:00-10:30 AM) Rapids Lake
  • Monday, Sept 13 (8:00-10:30 AM) Old Cedar Ave
  • Sunday, Sept 26 (8:00-10:30 AM) Bass Ponds
  • Sunday, Oct 3 (8:00-10:30 AM) Rapids Lake
  • Monday, Oct 11 (8:00-10:30 AM) Bass Ponds
  • Saturday, Oct 16 (8:00-10:30 AM) Old Cedar Ave


    Trailhead Locations 


    Rapids Lake 

    Rapids Lake Education And Visitor Center

    15865 Rapids Lake Rd

    Carver, MN 55315


    Old Cedar Ave

     Old Cedar Avenue Bridge

    Old Cedar Ave S

    Bloomington, MN 55425


    Bass Ponds 

    Bass Ponds at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    2501 86th St. E.

    Bloomington, MN 55425