Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary

roberts bird sanctuaryFriends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization formed to protect, preserve, and enhance the Roberts Bird Sanctuary in Minneapolis as an effective habitat and sanctuary for birds and other wildlife, and to safeguard the integrity of the Roberts Bird Sanctuary as an undeveloped natural area.

Please visit the group’s website for more information, or if you are interested in volunteering and/or getting periodic communications from the Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary.

Click here for Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary membership information.

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Roberts Bird Sanctuary is located on the north side of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. There is a Visitor’s Shelter on the east end of the Sanctuary across the street from the Rose Garden. The address of the Visitors Shelter is 4125 Roseway Road, Minneapolis.

Bird Sanctuary News

In late 2014, the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services division began its sewer rehabilitation work in the bird sanctuary.

February 3, 2014:  Treasured Minneapolis Bird Sanctuary in Peril. Friends of rare urban nature area oppose devastation to habitat and vegetation.

Click to read the FRBS Press Release.

Click to read the January 27 letter to the Met Council, co-signed by Audubon Minnesota, Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Audubon Society, East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association, Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary, and the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council

September 12.2013: MPRB’s Roberts Bird Sanctuary Revitalization Plan

Remembering ornithologist Thomas Sadler Roberts: Minnesota Sounds and Voices
by Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radi0, May 14, 2013

Sue Leaf


Sue Leaf, author of a biography on Minnesota physician and birder Thomas Sadler Roberts entitled “A Love Affair With Birds,” poses at the Roberts Bird Sanctuary, named for T.S. Roberts, in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson)



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