Trip report: Minnesota in Winter II (Jan 2020) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Phil Chaon This was a set-departure tour

Our first full day was started with leaving Duluth in the dark. The sun rose late and in the half-light we spotted our first bird of the trip – a Northern Shrike teed up on a spruce, surveying for prey. By the time we arrived at the famous Sax Zim Bog, the first visitors were arriving a rustic feeding station. Widespread standbys like Black-capped Chickadee and Red-breasted Nuthatch were joined by ghostly Canada Jays gliding in to abscond with heaping helpings of peanut butter. Nearby a cache of sunflower seeds was under siege by a large flock of Evening Grosbeaks, busily chowing down on a surprisingly balmy winter day… Click the link below to read more

Full Tropical Birding Minnesota in Winter trip report (1 MB PDF)