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Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds
May 18 - May 20
Detroit Lakes is nestled in the heart of a transition zone between tall grass prairie, northern hardwood and conifer forest ecosystems in Minnesota. Add a landscape peppered with lakes and wetlands, and more than 250 species migrate here each spring. The festival kicks off with a fun bird trivia social Thursday, May 18. Field trip leaders and a naturalist get you looks at numerous bird species on Friday and Saturday morning field trips. Carrol Henderson enthralls you with striking photos in his Friday evening presentation of Butterflies and Moths of the American Tropics. Sharpen your bird I.D. with tips Saturday during Dr. Jenn Sweatman’s lunch and learn session. Stroll M State College for birding literature and art from exhibitors and snatch birdy bargains at the silent auction. The festival concludes Saturday evening with Audubon’s chief conservation officer Marshall Johnson’s keynote on Audubon’s initiative, Preserving birds of the Americas. With so many challenges and threats to bird survival, find hope in how we can help stop the extinction of birds. Online registration.