DAS Events

For our monthly presentations/meetings, we normally meet at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 West College Street, Duluth, but during the pandemic all monthly meetings/presentations will be online via ZOOM.

You can use our Duluth Audubon Society Birding Map to find the location of one of our guided group trips…or go on your own.  Most of these are also described on the Minnesota birding hotspots website and more info is at eBird.

Events Calendar

Here is a link to past presentation videos.

Date Event / Speaker Description
 Oct 14, 2021 @ 7 pm (CDT) Joe Walewski – Wolf Ridge Nature Center Naturalist – Fall Phenology  

Virtual Presentation

 

 

Nov 6, 2021

 

North Shore Sea Duck Trip 

Starting at 7:30 am, meeting in Canal Park Lighthouse Parking Lot ending in Grand Marais and trip should return to Duluth by 6:30-7:30 pm. Covid restrictions information at sign-up genius registration site.

Limited to five vehicles!

Sign Up Required!

Outing

Link to Trip Report

 

Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021

 

Superior Entry Gull Watches

Meeting at Superior Entry on Wisconsin Point 10 am to 2 pm. Covid restrictions information at sign-up genius registration site.

Limited to six people!

Sign Up Required!

Outing

 

Link to Trip Report

 

 Nov 11, 2021 @ 7 pm (CST) Rob Schultz, Executive Director and Vice President Audubon Minnesota”Survival by Degrees – Audubon’s Report on Climate Change”  

Virtual Presentation

December/January Duluth Area Christmas Bird Counts – Get involved! There are CBC Counts that you may be able to participate in.  You can even contribute just be counting birds at your own feeder.  CBC Circles

 

 Jan 20, 2022 @ 7 pm (CST)  Allie Pesano, UMD Graduate Student

“Dark Morph Red-tailed Hawks in Minnesota: Phylogenetic & Geographic Origins”

 

Virtual Presentation

Feb 10, 2022 @ 7 pm (CST) Alexis Grinde, Wildlife Ecologist, Natural Resources Research Institute, Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth. (Her research focuses on conservation ecology including studying the large-scale impacts of environmental change on wildlife, biodiversity, and ecosystem function. Applications of her research include informing forest management decisions in relation to changing land use patterns and providing recommendations for conservation plans for species of conservation concern.)

“Longterm Bird Monitoring on the Superior and Chippewa National Forests”

The breeding bird communities of the western Great Lakes region have among the richest species diversity in North America. The Minnesota National Forest Breeding Bird Monitoring Project was established in 1991 in the Chippewa and Superior NFs in response to the need for habitat-specific regional population data. Results and patterns of bird species population trends from the past 26 years of monitoring and implications for conservation will be discussed.

 

Virtual Presentation

 

 

March 10, 2022 @ 7 pm (CST)

 

“Karr-r-r-oo: Speaking of Sandhill Cranes”

Jade Peterson and Dr. Cynthia McSherry, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.

Where are they going? Do they really have three eyelids? What’s with their call? Learn about sandhill crane life history, characteristics and their pitstop at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.

 

Virtual Presentation

 

 

April 14, 2022 @ 7 pm (CDT)

 

Citizen Science and Research in the Sax-Zim Bog: American Kestrel Nest Box Project

(Click here for more info)

Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus

 

Virtual Presentation

 

 May 12, 2022 @ 7 pm (CDT) Annual DAS Meeting  Virtual
May 2022 (Various Dates) DAS SPRING WARBLER WALKS!!!

(See Registration Link for Dates/Times)

Outing
May 14, 2022 Wisconsin Point Warbler Walk with Friends of the Lake Superior Reserve (More Info to Come) Outing
Sept. 8, 2022 @ 7 p.m. (CDT)  

Birding Alaska with Laura Erickson

 

(Click here for more info)

Virtual Presentation
September 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 (Tuesdays) @ 7-9 a.m. (CDT) FALL WARBLER WALKS!

Park Point Recreation Area, Duluth

 

Join in the fun as we seek to identify those difficult Fall warblers and distant raptors! We will meet at the main parking lot by the Park Point ball fields. For those with mobility or sensory challenges, there may be walking on uneven terrain and sand, as well as limited or no restroom access.

Registration Required

 

October 13, 2022 @ 7-8 p.m. (CDT)  

“Natural Connections: Natural Gifts” 

Emily Stone – Naturalist

 (Click here for more info)

Virtual Presentation
Saturday, October 29, 2022 – ALL DAY  

NORTH SHORE SEA DUCK ADVENTURE!

 (Click here for more info)

 

 

Registration Required

 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 7 p.m. (CT)  

“Duluth Christmas Bird Count: History and Trends”

Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus

~ Duluth CBC Compiler, DAS Vice-President, and FOSVB Head Naturalist

(Click here for more info)

Presenter information: Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus is the current compiler of the Duluth Christmas Bird Count, a title he has held for the last 3 years. An avid CBC participant, Clinton usually participates in 3 CBC’s per season and has participated in counts in four counties.

Virtual Presentation

(Zoom Meeting Link)

November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (CT) SUPERIOR ENTRY GULL WATCHES!

 (Click here for more info) 

 

Registration Required

Click here to Register

 

December/January  

Duluth Area Christmas Bird Counts – Get involved! There are CBC Counts that you may be able to participate in.  You can even contribute just be counting birds at your own feeder.

 

CBC Circles