Spring Birding Day

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Outdoor U Members &
Audubon Members
  • 5:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • $12
  • $12
  • $16
  • $16

Cost includes guided birding walks, continental breakfast at 8 a.m.,
and buffet lunch at noon.

  •  1:30 p.m.*
  •  FREE
  •  FREE

 The 1:30 p.m. session is an optional guided trip to see the birds at the Albany wastewater ponds. Contact Outdoor U if you are interested in attending the afternoon session ONLY.

Register for your choice of one of the morning sessions, as well as the optional afternoon session. Binoculars are available if needed. Dress for the weather - we go rain or shine!


Co-Sponsored by:Audubon Minnesota 


Saint John's Outdoor University brings you a day of hiking through an Audubon designated Important Bird Area in Minnesota during peak migration! In the morning, we'll stay on the 2,500 acres of Saint John's Abbey Arboretum and do all our birding by walking. We have seen 100+ species in past years at Saint John's. Early risers will be stunned by the abundance of birds active early in the day.

Sitings in recent years have included: Gray-cheeked thrush, Cerulean warbler, Mourning warbler, Eastern towhee, Avocet, Harris sparrow and more! View an index of bird species that have been spotted at Saint John's, and print your own birding checklists.

2013 Birding Day - 124 species spotted!


(all tours start in Room 150 of the New Science Center - follow the signs)

5:30 a.m.–8 a.m.

Birding in small groups at Saint John's (e.g. Boardwalk-wetlands; Deep woods –Cerulean)

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast – Room 150 – New Science Center

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Birding in small groups

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

All you can eat luncheon at the Saint John’s Refectory and group review of the birds seen, led by Bob Russell from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SJU alum.

1:30 p.m.

Optional birding to the Albany wastewater ponds with Bob Russell if there is any interest following lunch.