One of the best places in Minneapolis or surrounds to see birds is the Roberts Bird Sanctuary. It is located just across the street from the Lake Harriet bandstand. Spring is bonanza time here.

 

The support group Friends of Roberts is offering a don’t-miss opportunity to see birds and sharpen ID skills in April and May. 

 

Volunteers will lead bird walks in the sanctuary at 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings during spring migration. Many migrating birds visit the anctuary on their long journeys!

 

When: Saturday at 8 a.m. starting April 21 and continuing through May.

 

Where: Roberts Bird Sanctuary, 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis, 55409. It is right next to the Peace Garden. Meet in the visitor’s shelter at the east entrance, near the parking lot. (Note: this parking lot is a pay lot; some people park on Lake Harriet Parkway as a free alternative.

 

Who: All are welcome, whether new to birding or a seasoned birder!

 

The Minneapolis Audubon Society will also lead bird walks in Roberts, as it has for almost 100 years. Come and bird with people who carry on the legacy of those early birders!

 

When: Every Tuesday in April and May at 9 a.m. (rain, snow, wind, or shine)

 

Where: Meet in the parking lot near the visitor’s shelter at the east entrance

 

Who: All are welcome, whether new to birding or a seasoned birder!

 

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