May 18, 2019 9:00 am - May 18, 2019 4:00 pm

Saturday May 18
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Join us Saturday, May 18 to celebrate the Urban Birding Festival with FREE, family-friendly activities throughout the day. Visit the Bloomington Visitor Center anytime from 9am-4pm to enjoy bird-themed crafts and trivia, learn about bird-friendly practices and bird identification, and observe our feathered friends through binoculars and spotting scopes.

Program Schedule:

Birds and Beans - Bird-Friendly Coffee presentation, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,Tom Will, Migratory Bird program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Coffee and pastries provided!

Make a Feather art opportunity, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; help create an interactive Great Horned Owl sculpture

Loon Song puppet show, 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

Birding 101 for Families presentation 1-2 p.m., Joel Vos, Ranger at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

“Keeping Wild Families Together” 2:30-3:30 p.m.,Tami Vogel, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Interactive sculpture reveal, 3:30-4 p.m.; “An Owl’s Perspective,” by Gail Katz-James, a Creative Spark project commissioned by the City of Bloomington in partnership with Artistry.

Event Cost


Event Location

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
3815 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN 55425

Map to Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Event Accessibility
  • Accessible Entrance
  • Accessible Parking Designated
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible