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May 24, 2018
The Festival of Birds field trip to both the Tamarac and Hamden Slough wildlife refuges on Saturday, May 19 was sold out. (Photo by Kelly Blackledge)
Over 200 birders flocked to Detroit Lakes for 21st Festival of Birds
19 hours 27 min ago
April 29, 2018
Writer, photographer and avid birder Noah Strycker will be one of two keynote speakers at the 21st Annual Festival of Birds, set to take place May 16-19 in Detroit Lakes. Strycker's presentation will close the festival on Saturday, May 19. (Submitted photo)
An epic 'Big Year': Festival of Birds' keynote speaker set a new world record during his global birding quest
April 29, 2018 - 6:20am
May 21, 2017
Minnesota DNR nongame wildlife specialist Carrol Henderson was the opening night speaker at the 20th Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds on Thursday. (Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
Is the 2010 BP oil spill killing Minnesota's loons?: DNR works to minimize long-term impact of migratory birds' exposure to toxic oil
May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 25, 2017
The birders are coming! Detroit Lakes' 20th Annual Festival of Birds is set for May 18-21. (Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
Exploring the lakes' winged wonders: Detroit Lakes' 20th Annual Festival of Birds set for May 18-21
April 25, 2017 - 9:00am
May 24, 2016
Dunton Locks County Park just south of Detroit Lakes proved to be a particularly fruitful stop for birders on Saturday morning’s “Hot Spots” tour. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Vicki Gerdes
DL’s 19th Festival of Birds brings picture-perfect weather, big crowds
May 24, 2016 - 3:01pm
The 19th annual Festival of Birds is set for May 19-21 in Detroit Lakes with several excursions leaving Detroit Mountain Recreation Area. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Taking a gander at the area’s best birds
April 24, 2016 - 5:40am
May 20, 2015
Festival of Birds workshop presenter Carroll Henderson spoke to a full house at the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area lodge on Saturday afternoon. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Despite rain, bird fest is a success
May 20, 2015 - 12:45pm
April 5, 2015
Photo by Melissa Groo
Documenting Wildlife
April 5, 2015 - 5:55am
May 18, 2014
Joel Greenberg, gave an enthusiastic presentation as the featured Thursday night speaker at the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds. Most of Thursday’s events took place at Maplelag Resort near Callaway. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Festival of Birds speaker looks at fate of the passenger pigeon; millions killed in a few decades
May 18, 2014 - 11:00am
April 14, 2014
A pair of male prairie chickens fight with each other for a prime position on their mating “lek,” in an attempt to impress the female chickens on the Bluestem Prairie near Glyndon Friday morning. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Doing the prairie chicken strut
April 14, 2014 - 11:02am
May 22, 2013
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
May 22, 2013 - 11:16am
May 9, 2012
Carrol Henderson helped restore the trumpeter swam to Minnesota. He will be speaking about history of the 25-year-old restoration project at this year's Festival of Birds.
Festival of Birds: Henderson to highlight 25 years of swans
May 9, 2012 - 11:47am