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River Gorge birding hike, registration deadline

April 30, 2019

Free but registration required

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Your winter blues are certain to melt away with the sights and sounds of returning songbirds! Join local birding experts Dave Zumeta and Lee Pfannmuller to look for migrating and returning spring birds along the Mississippi River Gorge on Saturday, May 4, 7:00-10:00 am. Our river gorge is a premiere place for bird watching! We sometimes find over 50 species during our annual spring hike in the Mississippi Flyway. Over 170 species have been observed in this area, and the best time to see and hear them is May!

Novices and experienced birders all welcome. Bring your binoculars (or let us know you need to borrow a pair) and a water bottle. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking the river’s bluffs and banks.

The hike is free, but RSVP is required as the number of participants is limited. RSVP by April 30 to or call Justin at 612-722-4529. When you RSVP, you will be provided with the starting location for the hike. Please note, this hike typically fills to capacity. We encourage anyone who has participated in previous years to wait until April 10 to register so as to allow new people to register first.

This event sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council’s Environment and River Gorge Committee.


April 30, 2019
Free but registration required