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Bird Is the Word This Week in Detroit Lakes

Bird Is the Word This Week in Detroit Lakes Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES, MN--Hundreds of birdwatchers from around the world arrive in Detroit Lakes this week for the 21st Annual Festival of Birds.

There's something for every level of birder at the Festival. Event committee member Beau Shroyer says the new Thursday evening social event this year "Birding by Pontoon" is a great example of catering to the span of enthusiasts.

Shroyer says this year there's a "Birding on Your Own" event where you may pick up a birding hotspot map Thursday morning at the Chamber to find some of the popular hangouts for birds in wetlands, prairie and forest areas.

The Festival kicks off Wednesday with humorist, writer, narrator Kevin Kling's show "For the Birds" at the Historic Holmes Theatre. Thursday the events include a social event at Hub41 and birding by pontoon. The field trips happen Friday and Saturday mornings with programs in the evenings. The DNR's Carrol Henderson will speak Friday night on Eagles Swans and Falcons at the Barn on Lake 5; and Author and photographer Noah Strycker, speaks Saturday night at M-State. Saturday is a social and birder's bazaar, silent auction and book signing with Henderson and Strycker, all happening at M-State Between 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. For more information, or to register for any of the 21st Annual Festival of Birds events go to www.visitdetroitlakes.com

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