Bear Lake and Vicinity

Hibbing, Minnesota

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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 Rainy River, and eventually to Hudson Bay. First named as “forks” of the Rainy River, the watersheds of the Big Fork and Little Fork rivers empty almost 4,000 square miles of forested country, bordered on the south and east by an ancient granite mountain range called the Giant’s Ridge. Key birds: Osprey; Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Spruce Grouse; Black-backed Woodpecker; Olive-sided Flycatcher; Swainson’s Thrush; Veery; Yellow-rumped, Chestnut-sided, and Mourning Warblers. Don’t miss: Small forest trails, Scenic State Park. This eTrail provides information on birding strategies for this location, birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful maps.
Birding Minnesota

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Birding Minnesota

by Jay Michael Strangis (Falcon Guides)

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 Rainy River, and eventually to Hudson Bay. First named as “forks” of the Rainy River, the watersheds of the Big Fork and Little Fork rivers empty almost 4,000 square miles of forested country, bordered on the south and east by an ancient granite mountain range called the Giant’s Ridge.

Key birds: Osprey; Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Spruce Grouse; Black-backed Woodpecker; Olive-sided Flycatcher; Swainson’s Thrush; Veery; Yellow-rumped, Chestnut-sided, and Mourning Warblers. Don’t miss: Small forest trails, Scenic State Park. This eTrail provides information on birding strategies for this location, birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful maps.

©  Jay Michael Strangis/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Hibbing
Trail Type: Several options
Duration: 2 days
Best Times: Best April-June; December-January
Local Contacts: George Washington State Forest Park; Scenic State Park; McCarthy Beach State Park
Local Maps: Minnesota Highway Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Bear Lake and Vicinity

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