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Birding Along the North Shore of Minnesota

The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the best places in all of the U.S. and Canada to see the spring and fall bird migration. Summer residents begin arriving as early as April with massive flocks flying over the last few weeks of May. During this time, keep an eye out for soaring Bald Eagles, and if you're lucky, a Peregrine Falcon.

Minnesota's North Shore is a great spot for seeing many species of birds throughout the year. Whether you're in the forest or strolling along Lake Superior's shore, keep your eyes to the sky! Spring and Autumn are the best times to see the most varieties of birds as the migrations take place. The weather patterns and sheer size of Lake Superior funnel the migrating birds along the North Shore at these times. However, the seemingly ice-resistant waters of Lake Superior attract gulls and other rare water birds long into the winter.