Hastings Area Birding Festival

Submitted by srich on Wed, Feb 12 - 2:11 PM

Photo by Ray Tervo, Hastings Area Bird Festival

Celebrate the arrival of spring by learning about our regions many bird species. Friends of the Mississippi River is proud to support the Hastings Environmental Protectors, the City of Hastings and Carpenter Nature Center's third annual Birding Festival.

Highlights include:

• Classes and talks such as Introduction to Birding and "Raptors 101
• Bird banding demonstrations
• Guided bird trips in the Hastings area
• Youth Big Day Birding Competition in which kids can team up with friends or siblings to try and see the most bird species in one day! (FMR Conservation Director Tom Lewanski is one of the judges.)

The fee for this event is $5 per person, or $15 per person with box lunch. Advance registration is required. Reserve your spot with Carpenter Nature Center at 651-437-4359.

FMR is proud to support the festival as part of the Vermillion Stewards program — helping residents learn about the watershed while working to protect and enhance its unique natural resources.

If you'd like to hear about other educational and volunteer events in the Hastings area and the larger Vermillion River/Mississippi River watershed, let us know! OUtreach and Volunteer Coordinator sue rich can be reached at 651-222-2193 x14 or via the FMR contact form by selecting "sue" by name below "Category".