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FW: [ND-BIRDS] Saz-Zim Bog Winter Bird Festival - Minnesota

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  • Dick Kappedal
    I thought some of you may be interested in this Minnesota Winter Bird Festival. Dick Kappedal Sioux Falls, SD roughrider@sio.midco.net ... From: Birding
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      I thought some of you may be interested in this Minnesota Winter Bird

      Dick Kappedal
      Sioux Falls, SD

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Birding Discussion List for North Dakota
      [mailto:ND-BIRDS@...] On Behalf Of Michael Hendrickson
      Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:37 AM
      To: ND-BIRDS@...
      Subject: [ND-BIRDS] Saz-Zim Bog Winter Bird Festival - Minnesota

      On February 15-17 the first annual Sax Zim Bog Winter Bird Festival will be
      held in Meadowlands, Minnesota. This is the only winter bird festival in
      Minnesota and perhaps in the Midwest. What birds can be found or expect to
      be found during this festival? Take a look at the bird list!
      . Sharp-tailed Grouse
      . Snowy Owl
      . Northern Hawk Owl
      . Great Gray Owl
      . American Three-toed Woodpecker
      . Black-backed Woodpecker
      . Northern Shrike
      . Gray Jay
      . Boreal Chickadee
      . Bohemian Waxwing
      . Snow Bunting
      . Pine Grosbeak
      . White-winged Crossbill
      . Common Redpoll
      . Hoary Redpoll
      . Evening Grosbeak
      Not a bad list of birds and the list above also includes some of the top ten
      most wanted birds in the ABA area! The festival will have to wonderful
      speakers, Laura Erickson and Dave Benson. Both of speakers are authors of
      books. Dave's new book, "Owls of the North: A Naturalist Companion" which
      covers 10 species of northern owls. Laura's Erickson's book "101 Ways to
      Help Birds" is a wonderful book, that informs birders of all levels on how
      to help and protect birds. There will be several field trips held on
      Saturday & Sunday led by some outstanding local birders like Kim Eckert, Jim
      Lind, Dave Benson, Laura Erickson, Warren Nelson and several other local
      birders who really know their birds.
      Here is another list of birds of possibilities that can be found in and
      around Duluth and also in the Sax-Zim Bog Area.
      . Harlequin Duck
      . Northern Goshawk
      . Rough-legged Hawk
      . Gyrfalcon
      . Thayer's Gull
      . Iceland Gull
      . Glaucous Gull
      . Boreal Owl
      . Northern Saw-whet Owl
      . Townsend's Solitaire
      . Varied Thrush
      Plus all the other winter residents that occur here!
      To learn more about the festival and also to register on-line please visit
      our website: http://moumn.org/sax-zim/

      Thank you

      Mike Hendrickson
      Duluth, Minnesota
      Website: http://webpages.charter.net/mmhendrickson/
      Blog: http://colderbythelakebirding.blogspot.com/

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