Ultimate Birding in Minnesota: 10,000 Lakes and Birds?

You know Minnesota as the land of 10,000 lakes, but birding in Minnesota is just as popular as the lakes.

Bird watching in Minnesota is something you can do in virtually every part of the state. Birders more often do their thing in the open countryside or in the forests, but you may have to wander into the cities to find some species.

Take a good pair of binoculars no matter which type of landscape or cityscape you venture into.

Minnesota state bird: Common Loon
Minnesota state bird: Common Loon

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This article is your ultimate guide to birding in Minnesota. It includes dozens of links to the most common, as well as a few uncommon, birding sites throughout the state. Continue reading “Ultimate Birding in Minnesota: 10,000 Lakes and Birds?”

Ultimate Birding in Wisconsin: With Cheese and Beer?

This is the first of what I hope will be 50 articles on birding in each state of the United States. I’m starting with birding in Wisconsin because it’s my home state. I’ve lived here all my life except for a handful of years in Nebraska.

Robin – Wisconsin state bird

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To many people, Wisconsin is primarily known for cheese (also cheeseheads) and beer. (There’s at least one tavern in virtually every town, large and small.) Wisconsin is also known as the Dairy State.

It may come as a surprise to you then that Wisconsin is also a wonderful state for birding. There are hundreds of species located there. Some, such as cranes, even have a special place that you can read about below. Continue reading “Ultimate Birding in Wisconsin: With Cheese and Beer?”