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BIRDING EVENTS - MAY 13-15, 2011

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Birding at area parks  will be at it’s peak for warbler observation, ducks, shorebirds, and amphibian night sounds  along the shoreline of the Mississippi and Lake Pepin, through the backwaters, through woodlands and prairie areas.

SCHEDULED BIRDING EVENTS: Friday, May 13, Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15-Birding By Boat in the Mississippi River backwaters known as Indian Slough with Loren Waalkens.  For Reservations: 651-345-7550 Saturday, May 14 - Birding by Mini Rail Car - 7:00-12:00 through Chippewa River Bottoms and Tiffany Wildlife Area with experienced guides. For Reservations:  608-685-3303 Saturday, May 14 - Bird Banding at Hok-Si-La Park, Lake City, MN. Visitors are invited to observe bird banding throughout the day.

SUGGESTED SELF GUIDE BIRDING LOCATIONS: Frontenac State Park, Cty Rd 2 off Hwy 61 Frontenac, MN Hok-Si-La Park,  Hwy 61 just North of Lake City, MN Krueger Park, Hwy 61 past Wabasha, MN Sand Prairie Nature Conservancy Hwy 61  S. of Wabasha, MN Weaver Dunes Wildlife Area, Hwy 61 at Weaver, MN White Water State , near Winona, MN Buena Vista Park and Mossy Hollow, Hwy 35 at Alma, WI Rieck’s Lake Park , Hwy 35 N. of Alma, WI Tiffany Bottoms Wildlife Area, Hwy 35 between Nelson & Pepin, WI Bay City, WI backwaters  off Hwy 35, Bay City,  Wisconsin

To Celebrate the Mississippi Flyway and  Migratory Bird Day Birding Events in SE Minnesota and SW Wisconsin
April 30, May 7, 13, 14, 14, 2011

  Friday & Saturday - May 13, & 14 -  1 ½ hour trips - 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, & 10:00 AM
  Sunday -May 15 – 2 hour trips  - 6:30 AM , 8:30 AM, & 10:30 AM
  Birding by Boat through the Nelson Backwaters and Indian Slough –
  $50.00 per person seating 3 to 4  persons – with or w/o birding guide
  Reservations contact:  Loren Waalkens- ph. 651-345-7550  cell  507-251-8588
  Boarding at Indian Slough – go onto Hwy 60 Bridge toward Wisconsin – look
  for Indian Slough sign about ¼ mile on bridge.
  Friday, Saturday and Sunday – May 13,14,15 – 1 ½ hour trips 6:30 AM,
  8:30 AM, and 10:30 AM
   Birding by Jon Boat through Robinson Lake  & Mississippi backwaters -
   $50.00 per person  seating for 3-4 persons- with or w/o birding guide
   Reservations contact:  Dan Miller – ph. 651-565-9932  Cell 507-951-4528
   Boarding at Wabasha Marina
  Saturday, May 14 – Throughout the Day
  Bird Banding – at Lake City’s Hok-Si-La Municipal Park –
  Free – Observe  Bird Banding by trained personnel from Carpenter Natue Ctr.
  location:  Hwy 61 N., Lake City, MN
   Saturday, April 30th & May 7 – 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
   Birding by Mini Rail Car through the Chippewa Bottoms
   and Tiffany State Wildlife Area – Experienced Guides on board
   Sack Lunch and beverage included - FEE $40.00 per person
   Reservations required! Contact:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center – 608-685-3303
   118 N Main Street, Alma, WI 54610  Visit on the web at

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