Category Archives: Birds

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Sights and Sounds of Spring 2018

Please Note: The Spring bird and frog recordings only works using Safari as your browser. The wonder of Spring is finally upon us. If you can learn a few Spring calls, it makes the experience even more glorious. Below are … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Sax Zim Bog

The Sax Zim Bog is “actually about 300 square miles of not only bog, but aspen uplands, rivers, lakes, meadows, farms and even a couple towns! It is not just a giant bog, but rather a “magic mix” of habitats … Continue reading

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Changing the World – One birdwatcher at a Time

Posting and photos by Amy Simso Dean I want to change the world. But how can one introverted, bird nerd from Minnesota inspire world environmentalism? I am no John Muir or Rachel Carson. My answer (or at least I hope … Continue reading

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Bird woman of the forest

  This is the 3rd in the series about millenials who are following their passion for nature and the Earth. Nicole Krauss is a graduate of Wayzata High School in Minnesota. Here is Nicole’s story:   “I am going into … Continue reading

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Buzzing for Change

How a small group of people stood tall for the lowly honey bee. “Birds and nature, in general, provide me with such spiritual joy and a sense of connection that it was only natural to feel the urgency of this … Continue reading

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Spring Bird Identification Program

  pages 68-78 in Peterson First Guide to Birds   Pages 84-92 in Peterson First Guide Birds     Look between pages 100 – 116 in Peterson First Guide to Birds   Look between pages 95-115 in Peterson First Guide … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Bert’s Cabin by Curran Ikhaml

  “My family went to Bert Cabin’s at Itasca State Park.  We saw a phoebe nest in the part that holds the cabin together.  One time we saw the phoebe with a moth in its beak for the babies in … Continue reading

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Winter Birds

All photos by Old Naturalist Download the Winter Birds Activity. Answer the questions using the text below. Click here for the Winter Birds PDF. Not all northern birds migrate south for the winter. A few birds eliminate the dangers of … Continue reading

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What is Your Eagle Story?

In late October, I was crossing Gray’s Bay, looking for a huge raft of coots that I had seen earlier in the day. Suddenly, the coots were there, but they were “hugging the shoreline” and swimming frantically. They were all … Continue reading

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Owl Program

Owls – The Great Hunters       Hoo Hoo Hoo D                             C                 D Is the sound of my call in the night Woosh, Woosh, Woosh D                           G                     D Is the sound of my wing’s quiet flight D I eat mice … Continue reading

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