The Hastings Area Earth Day Birding Festival is Saturday, April 22, at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center. The event runs from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

There will be guided birding field trips, bird banding demonstrations, a keynote address by Ben Douglas, a live raptor presentation and more.

Advanced registration is preferred at

The fee is $5 per person or $15 per person with box lunch. Advanced registration is required for box lunch.

Visit for event schedule, field trip schedule, additional registration options, and information about Carpenter's popular youth birding competition.

The event is presented in partnership between Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings Environmental Protectors, City of Hastings, Minnesota Ornithologists' Union, Tropical Wings, and Cardinal Corner.

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