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Support Lead-Free Public Lands and Waters

Ashley J. Peters, Audubon Minnesota  Audubon has a long history of working to remove toxins from our environment and toxic lead shot is no different. Every year, eagles, swans, ducks, and other birds…

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Frontenac – Minnesota’s Best Birding

By Bob Janssen, MRVAC President Elect  It was May 11, 1947, a Saturday morning, and I was on my way to look at birds at Frontenac, the warbler capital of Minnesota. I was 14 years old and I couldn’t…

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Birds of Western Ecuador: A Photographic Guide

by Nick Athanas & Paul J Greenfield. Princeton University, 2016 Review by Anne Hanley If you are planning a trip to Western Ecuador, you should check out this field guide. If you’ve never birded…

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The Genius of Birds

by Jennifer Ackerman. Penguin Press, 2016 Review by Anne Hanley If you enjoyed the David Attenborough Life of Birds episode about the Bower birds’ decorating skills or the Nature show describing…

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Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

by Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella. Princeton University Press, 2016. Review by Mark Lystig Cats in America are an invasive species. Like other invasive species, free-roaming (feral and pet) cats…

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Life is Good: Pass it On!

Support the outdoors by supporting candidates who do, too By Don Arnosti  A Minnesota fall – it doesn’t get any better than this. Warm days, cool evenings, fall leaves coming on. Canadian cold fronts…

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Book Review: Birds of New Guinea

by Bruce M. Beehler & Thane K. Pratt Book review by Mark N. Lystig  One of the (many) delights of amateur birdwatching is the opportunity to learn more about where to find the birds, why you find…

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Sweating the Details: Buffer Battles

By Don Arnosti Summer is upon us and we all revel in getting outdoors to enjoy warm weather, time off and our favorite outdoor pursuits. The cycle of nature that is on full display here in the North…

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Looking for Osprey in Minnesota

The osprey population in the Twin Cities has grown to over 100 known nests since a reintroduction project began in 1984! The Twin Cities Metro Osprey Watch is monitoring all known Osprey nests in the…

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