The Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit corporation formed in 2013. Our mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the Sanctuary as a
thriving, undeveloped habitat and sanctuary for birds and other native wildlife.
About the Sanctuary
Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary is a 31-acre undeveloped natural area located in Lyndale Park near the Peace Garden, north of Lake Harriet. Part of the Chain of
Lakes Regional Park, the Sanctuary is managed by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. The Sanctuary was established in 1936 and renamed in 1947 to honor Thomas Sadler Roberts. Friends of
Roberts Bird Sanctuary are committed to ongoing advocacy for and stewardship of this priceless resource.
About Dr. Roberts
Thomas Sadler Roberts
(1858-1946) was a physician, University of Minnesota professor of ornithology and Director of the Museum of Natural History (now
the Bell Museum). Dr. Roberts authored The Birds of Minnesota and is known as the father of Minnesota ornithology.
THOMAS SADLER ROBERTS (1858-1946) If you would like to read more about one of the first master naturalists in Minnesota, please download the bio of Thomas Sadler Roberts. Robertsp0574-p0583.pdf Adobe Acrobat document [575.8 KB]