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November 2016 eNews - Audubon Minnesota

Photo above: Northern Goshawk by Iosto Doneddu, Flickr Creative Commons 
"Clean Water for Birds and People" mural completed
Audubon Minnesota and Articulture’s Youth Arts Collaborative (YAC) worked together to envision, design and paint this special public arts mural that was unveiled Nov. 19. There was additional support from Aveda, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association (SENA) and Brush Monkey. 

Professional teaching artists supported YAC teens as they created a beautiful mural design that tells the story of what it means to live in a river city within the Mississippi Flyway, a major aerial highway for birds. The teens wanted to show the responsibility they felt for protecting our clean water resources.

The mural is located in Minneapolis on the busy intersection of 28th Ave. S and 42nd St. E, across from A Baker’s Wife. Daily, hundreds and potentially thousands of people will see the mural as they pass by and visit nearby businesses. This special public arts mural tells the story of how people and whole communities can take action each and every day to help keep our water clean for birds, people and entire ecosystems. Read more about the project or Audubon Minnesota's clean water work

Photo above: The completed mural was the result of months of hard work
and collaboration among several local organizations.

Today is #GivingTuesday!
It's not too late! If you haven't already, help us make bird migration journeys safer by donating to our Lights Out program, Bird-Safe Buildings guidelines, and advocacy efforts. Thank you for your support! 
Photo above: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker photo by David Glatz, Audubon Photography Awards
Events: Audubon's Christmas Bird Count
It's the holiday season and that means it's almost time for Audubon's Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Volunteers from around the state will participate in the 117th annual Christmas Bird Count from Dec. 14, 2016 through Jan. 5, 2017. Sign up today or read more about CBC results from last year. 
Photo above: Katie Burns, Outreach Coordinator, and Brad Johnson, volunteer and retired Conservation Officer, participated in the 2015 Christmas Bird Count.
Featured bird for November: Northern Goshawk (see photo at top
The Northern Goshawk is a powerful predator of northern and mountain woods. Goshawks hunt inside the forest or along its edge; they take their prey by putting on short bursts of amazingly fast flight, often twisting among branches and crashing through thickets in the intensity of pursuit. - Audubon's Guide to North American Birds 

Learn more or read Audubon Minnesota's conservation plan for this species.

How You Can Help

Sign up to take action on important conservation issues impacting Minnesota's birds.

#GivingTuesday: Gifts to Audubon Minnesota support our local programs. 

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