Presenting: “Seabirds from the United Kingdom:  Observations from an Amateur Birdwatcher featuring Puffins, Fulmars, Gannets, Shags, and Guillemots” Speaker – Debbie Reynolds, Board Chair of Audubon Minnesota.

Debbie Reynolds, will take us around the coast of England and Scotland, starting with the Farne Islands on the east coast of England, featuring Puffins and Shags; moving on to Bass Rock, featuring over 200,000 nesting Northern Gannets; moving up the coast of Scotland to Duncansby Head, the northern most point of mainland Scotland, to see Fulmars; then on around to Handa Island off the far Northwest coast of Scotland to see Guillemots. She will discuss what Seabirds are, and what, in specific, she has learned about these particular birds.

Debbie is a retired Target Corporation Sr. VP, specializing in supply chain logistics.  She is currently Board Chair of Audubon MN and a Board member of the International Wolf Center. She has been an amateur bird watcher and bird feeder for decades, but only recently has had the time to devote to really watching birds and their behavior. She enjoys traveling to observe and photograph birds.

Rob Schultz, the new Vice President and Executive Director for Audubon Minnesota and the Upper Mississippi Flyway, will join Debbie Reynolds at this event.  We will have a Meet & Greet time starting at 6:30 p.m. to visit with our guests before the meeting.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Come Early!

The Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter’s meeting activities that night will be as follows:

          6:30 p.m.   Meet & Greet Time with Debbie Reynolds and Rob Schultz

          7:00 p.m.   Welcome & Announcements

          7:20 p.m.   Program presentation

          8:20 p.m.   Visiting time with attendees & wrap-up the meeting

Where: Alexandria Senior Community Center, 414 Hawthorne St., Alexandria, MN. 

There is no cost to attend this program.


Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter is the local Chapter of National Audubon Society for ANYONE interested in birds and nature.  We have informal monthly meetings and at least one birding field trip each month.  Come join us to learn more about our amazing birds and meet some fellow birders to share in the joys of nature.

For more information, contact Viola Riggle at 712-449-0216.


  • Occurred Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm