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Birding Weekend

SALT LAKE BIRDING WEEKEND

  • BIRDING & WILDLIFE EVENTS
    • BIRDING & WILDLIFE EVENTS

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    If you’re dreaming about spring and finding migrating shorebirds or prairie wildflowers, why not join in on the annual Salt Lake Birding Weekend? Volunteers will guide birders around Salt Lake, Big Stone Refuge, the lakes, wetlands and native prairies in Lac qui Parle, northern Yellow Medicine and southern Big Stone counties. This event is free and open to all who are interested. No pre-registration is required. Last year over 90 birders found 133 different species of birds with an additional four on Friday and six on Sunday for a total of 143. Friday and Sunday birding is on your own. Contact Ken or stop by Prairie Marsh Farm for more information on local sites.

    Last year we found 19 species of shorebirds with Miller Lake in Yellow Medicine County having the most variety and quantity. Waterfowl were abundant with 24 species identified including Tundra and Trumpeter Swans and dancing Western Grebes at Salt Lake. All five species of Grebe were found. For the second year a Say’s Phoebe was found, this time near Millers Lake. Other rarities include an early Black Tern, Cattle Egret, Ross’s Goose, Prairie and Peregrine Falcon, and Pileated Woodpeaker. On Sunday a very early Wood Thrush was located near Pairie Marsh Farm.

    Dates

    • Friday, April 23, 2021
    • Saturday, April 24, 2021
    • Sunday, April 25, 2021

    Source: https://www.exploreminnesota.com/event/salt-lake-birding-weekend/10322 

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