*Birding and Seabird Research in Alaska’s Bering Sea*
presented by *Joel Vos*
Alaska is home to many incredible seabirds and can be a haven for rare
vagrant sightings for any birder. Come hear about the seabird research and
incredible birding experiences Joel participated in while working in
the Pribilof and Aleutian Islands of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife
Refuge. An enthusiastic birder since his youth, Joel Vos is a U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service Park Ranger at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife
Refuge. Before starting at the Minnesota Valley in 2018, Joel started his
career with the USFWS in 2012 at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife
Refuge in Homer, Alaska. Joel graduated from Saint Olaf College with a
bachelor’s degree (BA) in Environmental Studies, and received a graduate
certificate in Environmental Education along with a master’s degree in
Education (MEd) from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
*When:* Please join us on Thursday, September 26 from 7-7:30 PM to
socialize over cookies. A brief business meeting followed by the featured
speaker will begin at 7:30 PM. The meeting will conclude before 9:00 PM.
*Where:* Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 3815
American Boulevard East in Bloomington. Take Highway 494 to 34 th
Avenue. Go south to American Boulevard; turn left and go two blocks. The
Visitor Center will be on your right. Enter through the staff door found at
the middle of the building.
*All MRVAC meetings are free and open to the public.*
On Quigley Lake in Eagan, MN