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Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

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Cleone Stewart,
Detroit Lakes Tourism Director,
Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Fax 218-847-9082,

Jane Aschnewitz, Executive Director
Pelican Rapids Chamber,

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Mission (Abstract)

Minnesota's First Birding Trail!
Welcome to Northwestern Minnesota where a unique collection of habitats provide homes for a tremendous variety of birds. Pine forests, deciduous woodlands, native tallgrass prairie, aspen parkland, sand dunes (remnants of Glacial Lake Agassiz), calcareous fens, bogs, marshes, large and small lakes and rivers make up the transition zone that offers over 275 species of birds. Most of the sites are on public land or private reserves open to the public. There are not facilities at all sites.

Over 200 miles long, with 45 specific sites and 275 species, the state’s first birding trail passes through Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Thief River Falls, Roseau and Warroad. Located in a transition zone, some of the state’s most spectacular birding may be seen in unique habitats of pine forests, deciduous woodlands, tallgrass prairie, sand dunes, bogs, marshes, lakes and rivers. Call for a free 32-page brochure. To hear the latest bird sitings, call the Birding Hotline at 1-800-433-1888.

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