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Spring bird walk May 7 at Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

The walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Sedge Meadow Classroom. It is free and open to the public.

Birds perch on branches.
Birds perch on the branches of tree Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Breezy Point Resort.
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LITTLE FALLS — Interested in learning about birds and want to know what species can be found around Little Falls during the spring migration?

Join other birders May 7 at Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Little Falls for a morning walk along the Platte River Trail. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Crane Meadows NWR and is free and open to the public.

The walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Sedge Meadow Classroom near the refuge maintenance shop and will be about two hours long. Participants should wear walking shoes and bring binoculars. All birding levels are welcome, no experience is necessary, and binoculars are available to borrow. Last year, over 60 species of birds were observed during the event, with some notable sightings including three American avocets and three Caspian terns.

Sedge Meadow Classroom is located at 19502 Iris Road, Little Falls, MN 56345. For more information call the Refuge Office at 320-632-1575 or visit the website at fws.gov/refuge/crane-meadows .

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this program for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning, or other accommodation needs to 763-389-3323, cranemeadows@fws.gov , or TTY 800-877-8339 by close of business April 29.

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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located near the cities of Little Falls, Royalton and Pierz in central Minnesota and is part of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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