Upcoming speakers/events 2020 – 2021
April 8, 2020 – Alexis Grinde
1 hour interactive presentation – Rusty Blackbird migratory stopover in the St. Louis River Estuary
Dr. Grinde is Research Program Manager and Wildlife Ecologist with the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) in Duluth.
The Duluth area provides important bird habitat for birds throughout the year. For example, tens of thousands of Rusty Blackbirds use the St. Louis River Estuary each spring and fall, however little is known about their habitat requirements during migration. I will discuss the results of NRRI’s on-going Rusty Blackbird study and other research that is helping us learn more about the ecology and year-round habitat requirements of Duluth’s iconic bird communities.
March 11, 2020 – Margie Menzies
1 hour interactive presentation
Margie is the Education Program Director with the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory (HRBO). She will tell us about the research, education and stewardship efforts of HRBO and hopefully news of the spring migration of birds that will be flying by Hawk Ridge.
February 11, 20201- How Animals Learn
1 hour interactive presentation by Haley Appleman
The science of behavior has come a long way since Pavlov’s experiments with salivating dogs. With Naturalist Haley Appleman, we’ll discover why a bear returns to the same backyard night after night, how the Cable Natural History Museum’s raptors learn to stay calm in front of school groups, and the best ways to teach your pets. We’ll even learn how this science can be applied to people so you can practice training techniques with your friends and family!
January 14, 2021 – Introduction to Rice Lake and Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuges
1 hour interactive presentation by Walt Ford
Walt Ford, Refuge Manager, will give a presentation on both refuges to the Duluth Audubon Society and enlighten us on all the great work done there.
December, 2020 – No program
Local Audubon Christmas Bird Count information :
November 12, 2020 – A Busy Year for Interstate (Bird) Island
1 hour interactive presentation by Melissa Sjolund
Mellissa from the Minnesota DNR will give an update on the work that has involved expansion and elevation of the island and improvement of the common tern nesting area. Expect to hear updates on other current St. Louis River Estuary projects as well.
Duluth Audubon Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Duluth Audubon Society November program
Time: Nov 12, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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October 8, 2020 – Watching the Amity Owls Grow Up
1 hour interactive presentation by Richard Hoeg
A photographic journey of a family of great horned owls from mating – 1st day on the nest – hatching – growing up, by Minnesota based birder/photographer/Sax-Zim Bog volunteer naturalist. A visit to his website is well worth the time: https://www.365daysofbirds.com/
September 10, 2020 – The Call of the Loon
1 hour interactive presentation by Emily Stone
Common loons are anything but ordinary. Diving deep, flying fast, and fighting hard, these Northwoods icons are ready to capture your imagination with their precisely tuned adaptations to life on our lakes. This presentation by naturalist and author Emily Stone will help you learn all about these fascinating creatures through photos, specimens and plenty of time for questions. Then try your hand at decoding their eerie calls.