Minnesota Birding Sites

Birding Areas & National Wildlife Refuges
Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge
Boreal Songbird Initiative (Boreal Forest Area: Mn. & Canada)
Crex Meadows (Grantsburg, Wisconsin)
Hawk Ridge
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Sax-Zim Bog
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge

Minnesota Birding Blogs
If these sites utilize RSS auto-update technology and post on a regular basis, many of their current posts are provided via the app. Some blogs are seasonal in nature like Hawk Ridge and their posts will be added upon seasonal start-ups.
365 Days of Birds
A Boy Who Cried Heron
Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis Blog
Dan Tallman’s Bird Blog
Hawk Ridge Blog
I Wish I Could Fly
Laura’s Birding Blog
Minnesota Birdnerd
Owl in a Night’s Work
Palmer Lake Nature Blog
Penelopedia: Nature & Garden in Southern Minnesota
The Raptor Center Blog
The PhotoNaturalist
Twin Cities Metro Osprey Watch

Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union (MOU)
One of the best organizations to utilize for birding in Minnesota. Make it your first stop!
MOU Home Page.
MOU Bird Sightings & News
MOU Christmas Bird Count

Minnesota Audubon Societies
Albert Lea
Center of the North Woods
Central Minnesota
Minnesota River Valley
Mississippi Headwaters
St. Paul
Wild River
Zumbro Valley

Other Minnesota Birding Web Sites
Birdchick Podcast
Earl Orf Bird Photography
Jerry and Shawnne’s Birding Blog (inactive)
Michael Furtman
Minnesota Birding Weekends

Minnesota Breeding Atlas Project
Minnesota Master Naturalist
Mn Backyard Birds (Judd Brink)
National Eagle Center
Pine to Prairie Birding Trail
Sax-Zim Bog Birding Festival
Skylark Guiding Service (John Richardson)
Twin Cities Naturalist

Identify that Bird!
Upload a photo and the Merlin Bird ID Tool from Cornell University identifies your bird! Unfortunately this tool presently only works on a PC, not mobile devices.