Birding Minnesota Guide Book

by Jay Michael Strangis (Falcon Guides)
Birding Minnesota  by Jay Michael Strangis

304pp/maps/sketches/photos
ISBN: 1560444258

Minnesota is 84,000 square miles of lakes, prairies, and forest--and home to 420 species of birds. Today, birders from all over the country are discovering what Minnesotans have known for years: The Land of Lakes is a year-round gold mine for bird watching. This guide leads you to birds in all four of the state's biomes--Northern Boreal, Prairie, Southern Hardwood, and Northern Deciduous-plus a special section on birding the Twin Cities. Perfect for the novice and experienced birder alike, Birding Minnesota not only gets you to the hot spots, it also tells you when to go and how to find birds once you get there. Filled with detailed maps, current information on seasonal occurrences and abundance, eye-catching photos, and beautiful illustrations, Birding Minnesota promises to be the source for Minnesota birders for many years.

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Trails from the "Birding Minnesota" Guide Book
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... Preview: This book has already discussed the scope of the former Glacial Lake Agassiz, which covered northwestern Minnesota, much of Ontario and Manitoba, as well as parts of Saskatchewan and North Dakota. Ag ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Thief River Falls, MN - Birding
... Preview: Aitkin has been the scene of commerce for hundreds of years. A fur post on Cedar Lake, just west of the present city, was built by the British in the mid-1700s. The post sat on the main Ojibway route ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Palisade, MN - Birding
... Preview: Southeastern Minnesota, with its beautifully wooded hills and hollows, has been described as “little Switzerland.” The area gets attention for its long, rolling grasslands, unusual “blue” coteaus, and ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Albert Lea, MN - Birding
... Preview: North of the Minnesota cities of Hibbing and Grand Rapids, about 25 miles north of the small town of Nashwauk, lies a remote forested region whose bogs, streams, and rivers drain northward to the Rain ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Hibbing, MN - Birding
... Preview: There are no islands in the country north of Red Lake, primarily because there are no lakes. However, when Glacial Lake Agassiz covered this region of the state, it contained one island between Red La ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Baudette, MN - Birding
... Preview: If you have trouble tracing the Mississippi River to its source in northern Minnesota, you are not alone. The “Father of Waters” winds and wends its way through bogs, deep forests, and lakes—and even ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Bemidji, MN - Birding
... Preview: The headwater of the Minnesota River, Big Stone Lake stretches 26 miles from Brown’s Valley to Ortonville, never more than 1.5 miles wide. Once the lower outlet of Glacial Lake Agassiz, the river toda ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Odessa, MN - Birding
... Preview: Just when the prairie looks like it has nothing more to offer, something new captures the horizon. So it is with Prairie Coteau, or as the French named it, “Coteau des Prairies” (“Highland of the Prai ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Edgerton, MN - Birding
... Preview: Early explorers adopted the name Crow Wing from the Ojibway description of an island at the junction of the present Crow Wing and Mississippi rivers. The French translated the name to mean “River of t ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Merrifield, MN - Birding
... Preview: Located in the heart of Minnesota’s Red River valley, Crookston, like so many towns of this agricultural boom region, was named in honor of a railway man; in this case, Colonel William Crooks, an engi ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Crookston, MN - Birding
... Preview: Positioned at the head of Lake Superior, Duluth has always been an important stopover along the routes passing through the Minnesota territory. Explorers who first sought the North American interior w ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Duluth, MN - Birding
... Preview: This area contains the two major cities of Faribault and Northfield, and offers plenty of birding opportunities in the “big woods,” the deciduous woodlands along the Cannon River and around area lakes ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Faribault, MN - Birding
... Preview: One can only imagine what it might have been like for a Native American hunter to leave his Mississippi River encampment and enter the magnificent, serene valleys of the Root River in the centuries be ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Forestville, MN - Birding
... Preview: Rarely is a birding area extremely productive of species, yet charming and scenic at the same time. Frontenac State Park is such a place, and it is well known to Minnesota birders. Perched on a point ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Frontenac, MN - Birding
... Preview: Jackson County’s Heron Lake owns a storied past when it comes to birds and birders. The Sioux referred to this lake as “Hokabena,” “the nesting place of herons.” In addition to Trumpeter Swans, Heron ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Heron Lake, MN - Birding
... Preview: The word “Itasca” may sound like it has Native American origins, but it is a contrived composite of the Latin “Veritas Caput,” or “true head,” as its discoverer Schoolcraft christened it in 1832. Scho ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Bagley, MN - Birding
... Preview: With its broad, open lands bordering the Red River of the north, Minnesota’s northwest corner has always been easily traversed. This flat valley, with its rich soils, is the former lake bed of the gia ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Karlstad, MN - Birding
... Preview: The river town of La Crescent need not envy the larger La Crosse, Wisconsin, that rests across the river. La Crescent is charming enough in its own right, and it certainly attracts more birders than i ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
La Crescent, MN - Birding
... Preview: We refer to most of Minnesota’s lakes in acres, but reference to a body as large as Lake of the Woods must be made in miles. This lasting vestige of Glacial Lake Agassiz spans more than 2,000 square m ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Williams, MN - Birding
... Preview: The Red River of the North separates the Minnesota city of Moorhead from its sister, Fargo, North Dakota. For about 400 winding miles it divides the two states themselves. The river begins at Lake Tra ... From the guidebook "Birding Minnesota"
Moorhead, MN - Birding

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