St. Croix Flyway Bird Migration Celebration Kick-off

Starting DateMay 10, 2019

Ending DateMay 10, 2019

Ticket Pricesfree

Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Event Description

6:30 p.m.: Reception with refreshments and silent auction. Get your photo taken with a live peregrine falcon from Carpenter Nature Center. See work from the Youth Art Exhibition.

7:00 p.m.: Program with Steve Betchkal, president of the Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society, and performance of an original song by RiverCrest Elementary students.


The Bird Migration Celebration is sponsored by Tropical Wings and runs May 10 – 12 with free bird hikes and more scheduled throughout the lower St. Croix River Valley. Tropical Wings is a small volunteer-run organization that supports the Sister Parks Agreement between the National Park Service in the Upper Midwest and national parks on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica by promoting an awareness of Neotropical migratory birds and supporting habitat conservation.


As part of the Bird Migration Celebration, the Youth Art Exhibit will be presented in full at Hudson Hospital & Clinic through August 4. This show will feature artwork by students from Costa Rica, RiverCrest Elementary School (Hudson), and Unity High School (Balsam Lake, Wis.)


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