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World Migratory Bird Day at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman will celebrate spring and World Migratory Bird Day with its annual free Spring Celebration event on Saturday, May 18.

There will be a two-hour bird tour beginning at the Blue Hill Trailhead at 8 a.m.


From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be activities at the Oak Savanna Learning Center, including crafts for kids, a plant sale and booths. The Eagle’s Nest Nature Store will also be open and lunch will be available for purchase from a food truck.

At 11 a.m., Tami Vogel from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will talk about “Keeping Wild Families Together.”


At noon, a family-friendly guided hike will start from the Oak Savanna Learning Center.

There will also be a volunteer interpretive rover presence on the Prairie’s Edge Wildlife Drive, a 7-mile auto tour, from 8 a.m. to dusk.

The Oak Savanna Learning Center is located a quarter mile west of refuge headquarters off Sherburne County Road 9 at 16797 289th Ave. NW, Zimmerman; look for event signs. For more information, contact the refuge at 763-389-3323, [email protected] or www.fws.gov/refuge/sherburne.

16797 289th Ave. NW
Zimmerman 45° 29' 40.9236" N, 93° 37' 55.8984" W
Start date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 22:15
End date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 00:15