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Christmas Bird Count

Birders of any skill level are invited to participate in the 115th annual Christmas Bird count which runs December 14th through the 5th of January. The local Faribault Christmas Bird count occurs on December 20th. The National Audubon Society’s annual count is considered the longest-running citizen science wildlife survey in the world. It takes place all over the world and in every US State.

Here is how you can help: 

Make arrangements to participate in advance with the circle compiler, but anyone can participate. The compiler for Faribault is Jake Langeslag.

Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler.

If you are a beginning birder, you will be able to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher.

If your home is within the boundaries of a Christmas Bird Count circle, then you can stay at home and report the birds that visit your feeder on count day as long as you have made prior arrangement with the count compiler. 

Contact Jake Langeslag at pondologist@gmail.com to find out how you can help!

WinterFest: Coming in January

Mark your calendars for River Bend's annual WinterFest celebration! Each year we celebrate all the fun you can have in the winter season by inviting you out for sleigh rides, sledding, games, hot cocoa, music, and much more! WinterFest 2015 will take place January 25th, 2015 from 1-4pm. We'll see you there!

River Bend's Fall Newsletter Online Now

Fall Newsletter CoverThe fall edition of River Bend Nature Center's newsletter is available to read online. This is a special edition all about River Bend and the programs we offer. To read it click here.


Ski Trail Status
Trails are icy and not in great condition. 12/10/14


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