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Mississippi River volunteers
A river group highlighted in each issue of Big River Magazine
Local Audubon Clubs Keep Busy
Top right: Quad Cities birding outing
Above: Eagle spotters on the Eaglewatch deck in Wabasha, Minn.
Birders at Garvin Heights lookout, Winona, Minn. (Hiawatha Valley Audubon)
Originally published in Big River Magazine September 2004
Audubon, the premier organization for bird conservation and education, has a special program dedicated to the river, the Upper Mississippi River Campaign, but the foundation of the organization is the local chapters.
Most clubs schedule monthly meetings with a speaker or presentation and regular outings, as well as other events, such as the annual Christmas Bird Count. If you are interested in birds, making new friends and getting outdoors, consider joining a local bird club.
St. Paul Audubon
Hiawatha Valley Audubon
Coulee Region Audubon
Quad Cities Audubon
There are more Audubon clubs in the region. To find the one nearest you, visit the Audubon website or phone (212) 979-3000.