[mou] MOU Field Trips

Williams, Bob BXWilliams@CBBURNET.COM
Mon, 2 Apr 2007 14:56:42 -0500

Here is the latest info on upcoming MOU Field Trips

SALT LAKE BIRDING WEEKEND - April 28-29 - Lac Qui Parle and Southern Big
Stone Counties.  This is only 4 weeks away now!  Last year 148 species
were counted including Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, White-faced Ibis,
Hudsonian Godwit and Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow.  I have a feeling
that some great birds will be seen this year as well.
Saturday morning birders meet for breakfast at 7am at the Marietta
American Legion located one block west of Co. Rd. 7 on Hwy 4.  They form
into groups and head out for the morning.  At noon they stop back for
lunch and sharing of info.  That night there is a chicken dinner at
7:30pm at the Sons of Norway Hall on Hwy 75 in Madison, eleven miles
east of Marietta.  Reservations are required for the dinner and can be
made with Becky Skallerud at 320-598-3797 or beckaberk@yahoo.com.  The
dinner is $10. Lodging is available in Madison, Montevideo, Dawson or
Appleton. Camping is available at Prairie Marsh Farm, 1770 151st Ave.,
Marietta, located 7 miles west of US 75 and 1.5 miles south of US 212.
Contact Ken Larson at prairiemarshfarm@comcast.net for more information.
Sunday birding is on your own.

CAMP RIPLEY FIELD TRIP - May 12 - Morrison County

This is a rare opportunity to explore portions of Camp Ripley with Bill
Brown, Natural Resource Specialist.  Birders will meet at 9am at a
location to be determined near the camp and proceed through the security
gate with Bill.  There are currently 3 spots remaining on this trip so
let me know if you are interested.


This trip features a day and a half of birding in Cass County and 2
nights of birding for Yellow Rails, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrows and
other nocturnal birds with Ben Wieland, Dale Yerger and Molly Malecek.
The cost is $100 which includes 2 nights at the Deep Portage Learning
Center(rooms will be shared), 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast on
Sunday.  More details are available upon request or you can check out
the website for Deep Portage at www.deep-portage.org/rbirding.htm.  The
Deep Portage Learning Center is about 8 miles SE of Hackensack.  This
trip is limited to 20 but there is plenty of space available at this

These trips are open to members and non-members alike.  As always I am
looking for more opportunities for field trips around the state.
Contact me if you would like to lead one or if you have any ideas for
trips.  I can be reached at 612-728-2232 or at bxwilliams@cbburnet.com
Bob Williams, Bloomington