Discover the songs and sights of Minnesota’s spring migratory birds! Join birder and instructor Ron Miller, MD for a birding walk to discover recently arrived breeding birds as well as species passing through on their northward migration. This program will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4 starting at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center in Itasca State Park. Are you new to birding? Don’t worry, birders of all levels are welcome. This program is designed to improve birding knowledge, create field skills through song recognition and have fun watching birds outdoors. Ron, an avid fly fisherman, began birding while waiting for the trout to rise and has taught indoor birdwatching classes to beginning and experienced birders for many years.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring binoculars and bird field guide books. Itasca State Park has a limited number of binoculars to lend. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and appropriate layers for the temperatures. Insect repellant and a hat are useful. Bring snack and water if you need it for this short outing.