Bear Lake and Vicinity Professional Review and Guide
"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."