*March 2, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mayflower Church*
*Kim Eckert,* with over 45 years of birding experience throughout the U.S.
and Canada, has now been guiding birders or teaching bird identification
classes for more than 30 of those years. Since the 1980s, he has led tours
to places like Newfoundland, Churchill, California, Arizona,
Florida, locations in the Great Lakes and Great Plains, and to Texas Ė a
favorite and frequent winter destination. He has authored four
editions of*A Birderís Guide to Minnesota,
* and he has written numerous articles, notes, and seasonal reports for the
Minnesota Ornithologistsí Union journal* The Loon* and other publications,
such as* Birding* and* North American Birds*. He also operates the Minnesota
Birding Weekends program of birding tours (now in its 25th year), has been a
member for three decades of Minnesotaís Records Committee, and for 20 years
he served as Naturalist at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve in Duluth. A Minnesota
resident since attending St. Johnís University in the 1960s, he has resided
in Duluth since 1977.
Kim will provide a general overview of the best birding sites in the state,
along with the sought-after species that Minnesota is renowned for.
The meeting is Tuesday, March 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Coffee and cookies
are provided, and everyone is welcome.
Programs are at the *Mayflower Church*, which is located at:
*109 East Diamond Lake Road*
just west of 35W on Diamond Lake Road.
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