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Sax-Zim Bog, Midwest United States (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Sax-Zim Bog, Midwest United States

Map of Sax-Zim Bog, Midwest United States

Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)

A boggy area in Northern Minnesota.


Moving the Car

7/9/2012: For my next part of the journey, I drove north to the Duluth, Minnesota area to take a guided trip in the Sax-Zim bog. This area is supposed to be a good place to find the Great Gray Owl, and there are a couple of warblers that I was looking for as well.

I arrived in Duluth late at night, and was going to be operating on minimal sleep since we were planning to get started at 5:00AM. I managed to wake up with the time to spare to toast a bagel before meeting up with the group. We spent the better part of 7 hours looking around the bog.

We did not find the owl, but I did find four of my target species for the trip. The mourning warbler was heard but not seen.

Birds 2, Scott 1

Previous Visit (Route 53 Driveby: 7/8/2012)
Next Visit (Tamarack Lake: 7/9/2012)

Species Recorded (55)

Birds ( 55 )

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Northern Harrier - Circus hudsonius

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Sandhill Crane - Antigone canadensis

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

( Coccyzidae )
Black-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus
Black-backed Woodpecker - Picoides arcticus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus stellaris

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Veery - Catharus fuscescens
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Nashville Warbler - Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Dickcissel - Spiza americana

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Le Conte's Sparrow - Ammospiza leconteii
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis


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