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Northern Shrike

I was wondering why all the birds took off from the feeders in a flurry, then I looked around outside the window and saw a Northern Shrike. This bird is also known as the Butcher Bird because of their habit … Continue reading

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Ruffed Grouse concerns

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/science-and-nature/4557427-wisconsin-confirms-first-west-nile-grouse?utm_source=DNT+Today+Email&utm_campaign=51b2f3e8c7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_16_03_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_30a195ad60-51b2f3e8c7-234069385

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not just a tree in VNP

http://queticosuperior.org/blog/jack-pine-voyageurs-national-park-crowned-national-champion

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a walk in the woods

The other day it was really nice out, a good day to get out and walk. As I was walking along the road I heard the soft tapping of a woodpecker.  A few years ago at the Detroit Lakes Birding … Continue reading

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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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