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They’re Back….

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Snowbirds have arrived

Some people call the Juncos, Snowbirds. But, the real Snowbird has just arrived in northern Minnesota over the past week, and that bird is the Snow Bunting! These little birds congregate along the roadside in late fall, as you drive … Continue reading

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Birdwatching in greater Minnesota

see the Explore Minnesota Birding update newletter https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNEXPLORE/bulletins/219a70e

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Winter Finch Forecast from Ron Pittaway

http://jeaniron.ca/2018/wff18.htm It’s going to be a good year in northern Minnesota for birdwatching!

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Crazy Migration

This year’s fall migration has been crazy! The roadways have been filled with migrating birds. Many are being hit by cars. I have never seen so many Yellow-rumped Warblers. The Warblers along with Juncos and White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows make … Continue reading

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Spruce Grouse survey update

http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2018/09/17/new-spruce-grouse-survey-gives-dnr-a-window-on-tough-to-monitor-birds/

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Ruffed Grouse forecast

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports/outdoors/4496773-grouse-forecast-good-not-great?utm_source=DNT+Today+Email&utm_campaign=6948ffc1e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_08_10_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_30a195ad60-6948ffc1e2-234069385  

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Nashville Warbler

The yellow breast feathers of the Nashville Warbler has been described as “Dandelion” yellow. What do you think?

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Blackburnian Warbler

The muted colors of the basic (winter) plumaged Blackburnian Warbler.

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Wilson’s

These are adult birds in breeding plumage. This Wilson’s is either a female or a first year juvenile. The distinctive black cap has not appeared yet – or the feathers have not grown in. This might be a young one … Continue reading

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