Crex Meadows Wildlife Area Fall Migration Field Trip

November 5, 2016 all-day
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sandhillsThe days of hanging out at Hawk Ridge with staff and volunteers to watch the migrating raptors are winding down for the 2016 season, but migration is not over! Join us for a field expedition to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Crex Meadows is a famous summer home for Sandhill Cranes, as well as a staging area for migrants coming from the north. Late fall is peak time for seeing thousands of Sandhill Cranes prior to their departures for their wintering grounds. A variety of geese and waterfowl are also still present, along with later season migrants like Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs. Visitors from the north like Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Shrikes and Snow Buntings are already arriving to spend the winter months here.

We will depart from Duluth at 10 am, travelling as a group in 2 vans. Hawk Ridge Education Staff, Clinton Nienhaus and Margie Menzies, will be leading you on this expedition. ­­We will plan to spend the day exploring the roads and paths at Crex Meadows for birds and other wildlife and stay through sunset time to take in the Sandhill Cranes returning to Crex for the night. After sunset we will make a dinner stop in Grantsburg as a group before returning to Duluth. Please bring a bag lunch, water/drinks, & snacks.

Register on the Hawk Ridge website to participate and further logistics will be emailed to participants prior to field trip.  Cost: $75 (members), $85 (non-members)/person (minimum of 6, max of 12) with transportation from Duluth provided. $50 (members), $60 (non-members)/person without transportation (Note: for those that would like to take their own vehicle, we will meet you at the Visitor’s Center at Crex Meadows)

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