birding

In The Shadow Of Eagles: An eagle field trip along the Mississippi River      by Kate Havelin / Outdoor Writer     Two decades ago, when Whitewater State Park naturalist David Palmquist started leading bald eagle programs, only one in twenty people he talked to had ever seen an eagle in the wild.                         Now, Palmquist and his tours see dozens of eagles in a morning...
Birding Minnesota by Canoe By Rob Kesselring/Sue Plankis Outdoor Writers Excerpt from a birdwatching canoeist’s journal: “As we drifted down the Cannon River, a Cooper's Hawk glided over our canoe toward a stump in the middle of a boggy backwater. We see a pair of Eastern Kingbirds lift off to attack the hawk. The hawk landed on the stump and worked its way to a branch where there was a...
A live webcam has been placed in a peregrine falcon box that is located in the Bremer Bank building in downtown St. Paul, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR). You can view the falcons at  www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/peregrine.html. “We are very excited to provide this webcam, which allows the public a close-up view into the lives of these incredible birds...
  St. Paul, Minn. — It's officially meteorological spring, and we're not far away from the vernal equinox later in the month. So, while we still have monumental piles of snow, it can't hurt to check in on the perennial signs of spring. Bird expert Carrol Henderson joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to give a status check on the activity...
Diana Doyle doesn't log high-speed miles on her bicycle.  Biking with Julian Sellers would also disappointment to serious speedsters.             If you bike with these members of Audubon Society, crank your seat down to allow for many stops, bring your binoculars and don't talk too much because they will be listening to bird songs.             Birding along bike trails and through parks has...