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Ethan Kistler reports from the Upper Midwest

June 08: Ethan Kistler reports from the Upper Midwest

From boreal forests and aspen parkland of Minnesota to the vast grasslands and prairie potholes of North Dakota, the Northwoods to Prairies tour concluded with great success! We had point blank views of Connecticut Warbler and Great Gray Owl, recorded over 20 species of warblers, and even crossed into Wisconsin to see the vagrant Arctic Loon before heading west where the grasslands were filled with the melodies of Chestnut-collared Longspurs and wetlands were teeming with waterfowl. You can say I’m already counting down to the 2022 tour!

This Upland Sandpiper sat on his post and sang his extraordinary song. 

The first of two Great Gray Owls we found at Sax-Zim Bog.

The final three crossing our makeshift bridge to a singing Connecticut Warbler. 


Posted: June 08, 2021