Don’t miss out on attending the 2nd annual South Dakota Birding Festival during the May 18-20, 2012 weekend at the Fort Randall area. This festival is for both novice and expert bird watchers. Reduced registration prices end on May 11th!
Two National Wildlife Refuges and a South Dakota Wildlife Production Area will be featured with field trips to all three. The area is unique in that these three excellent birding areas are in close proximity to each other. The Lake Andes Refuge borders the 4,616-acre Lake Andes Lake north of the Missouri River and is only 10 miles from the Karl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge located on the Missouri River. Red Lake is a short jaunt (six miles) south of the Lake Andes Refuge.
FRIDAY - The festival will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at the Rainbow Room in Pickstown with registration and a presentation on Bird Identification.
SATURDAY - , May 19 will begin at the Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge with a bird banding workshop. Continuing during the day will be birding field trips, Basics of Photography workshop, a program on Owls of South Dakota and an Owling Field Trip. At 2 p.m. there will be a “Birds for Kids” Junior Ranger program at the Wagner City Park being led by National Park rangers.
SUNDAY - will begin with a Bird Banding Workshop at the Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge at followed by a Birding Field Trip at the Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge . The Karl Mundt Refuge is not open to the public except at this time which is an added bonus for festival attendees.
We can't wait to see you there!