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The Festival of Birds’ first-ever overnight field trip included a stop at Oak Hammock Marsh in Manitoba.

Rain didn’t dampen Festival of Birds’ success

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Though rain was a near-constant presence at the 16th annual Festival of Birds, it didn’t dampen the spirits of the birders who flocked to Detroit Lakes for the four-day event.


“The rain did not scare anyone away,” said Kelly Blackledge, visitor services manager for the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, who is also one of the principal organizers for the annual event.

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Vicki Gerdes
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