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Photo by: Jill Beim

Video by: Bruce Ellingson

Just in time for holiday shopping! Our new online store is here! You can have your order shipped or pick it up curbside at the Learning Center.  Ccheck the merch out at Sherburne Eagles Nest Store – Sherburne Eagle's Nest Store


Volunteer Opportunity

We have an opening for an Assistant Store Manager! Volunteer will lead in coordinating business aspects of the Friends' Eagles Nest nature store.


Volunteer will lead in accounting tasks for the Friends nature store at two locations and online store, including scheduling store volunteers and providing monthly reports to the board. Volunteer will be able to account for cash flow including appropriate documentation. The assistant manager will assist with physical inventory counts and other store tasks, ex. packaging and shipping, working in the store when it reopens after COVID-19. The position will be a backup for the store manager.

See the position description for more information. Reach out by email at


See the "At The Refuge" page for how our first "remote" annual all-members meeting proceeded.  The downloadable annual report tells how we moved even more of our activities to remote access.


For daily bird sightings as recorded in eBird,  check out .


For event updates, please consult the following resources:

Photo by: Bruce Ellingson/USFWS

Sandhill Crane Celebration Fundraiser Success!

TIt’s time to celebrate! We’ve reached our fundraising goal for the Sandhill Celebration. Thank you to all who donated. Your support will support the refuge with education for children in nature’s classroom, upgraded visitor facilities/ information and both online and in-person future events. Stay connected to the refuge and keep in touch!


Check out all the fun and GIVE NOW at

Video by: Bruce Ellingson/USFWS

Photo by: Bruce Ellingson

See the Upcoming Events Page for information on postponed or cancelled activities.
Click here for Refuge COVID-19 info.

"On any given visit, nature surprises and delights me."

- Dean Kleinhans, volunteer

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Photo by: Bruce Ellingson



The Friends of Sherburne nurture an appreciation for and the conservation of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge through education, volunteerism and philanthropy.

17076 293rd Avenue NW

Zimmerman, MN 55398


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Since 1993, the Friends of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (a 501c(3) nonprofit organization) has been a proud partner of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.


The refuge is a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, each refuge manages their designated tract of lands and waters that have been set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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