After exploring many back roads just north of Duluth, during the winter of 2014/15 I established a winter birding feed station on Old Vermilion Trail Road. The attached graphic may be used to find the feeders. Old Vermilion Trail Road is 10.8 miles from the intersection of Jean Duluth Road and Glenwood Avenue. You will find both this road and Fox Farm Road have great bird habitat including wetlands, streams, deciduous forest and pine forest.
Here in northern Minnesota we have one of the premier winter birding spots in the lower 48, the Sax-Zim Bog. I often work at the Bog as a volunteer host. However, given the Bog is 55 miles from my home, I decided with all the great bird habitat in the Duluth area, it was important to work on enhancing the nearby winter birding opportunities.
- View this project’s Flickr photo stream. (click upon images to view at full size)