[Mnbird] Hennepin County - MVNWR - Bloomington Visitor - Bird Walk Summary - 5/8/16

CRAIG MANDEL egretcman at msn.com
Sun May 8 09:42:01 CDT 2016

May 8, 2016
Minnesota Valley National 1Wildlife Refuge
Bloomington Visitor Center
Bird Walk Summary
8:00 - 10:30 am
The birding began very slowly on this walk, with very few birds along the upper trails by the Visitor Center.  But picked up along the Hill side trail and the Long Meadow Lake trail.  12 species of Warblers were seen or heard, Including Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Golden-winged, Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Nashville and Black-throated Green Warbler.  A few Sparrows were also observed, but many of the nesting birds have yet to arrive.  Here are some of the species observed on the walk:
Blue-winged Teal
Wild Turkey
Bald Eagle - near its nest
Solitary Sandpiper
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
Northern Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Craig Mandel
EgretCMan at msn.com
Upcoming MVNWR Bird Walks:
May 9 - 8:00 am - Rapids Lake Education & Visitor Center
May 14 - 8:30 am - Louisville Swamp Unit
May 15 - 8:00 - Bloomington Education & Visitor Center 
May 21 - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm - Various birding related activities at the Bloomington Education & Visitor Center
June 4 - 8:30 am - Rapids Lake Education & Visitor Center
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