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Biology of Hackmatack
Birds of Many Feathers
Common YellowthroatThe bi-state region contains some of the most diverse opportunities for birding anywhere in the upper Midwest. The warm summer months provide a chance to observe resident breeding birds, while spring and autumn funnel dozens of new species though our area as they migrate.  

The region is especially important as a breeding area for many wetland and grassland birds, including substantial populations of waterfowl such as mallards, blue-winged teal, and Canada geese.  

Check out some of the common bi-state birds featured below! Click on the link next to each picture to learn more about the species account on the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s All About Birds website, a great resource for birders.
A partial list of bird species known to exist in the bi-state region can be seen HERE.
Common Birds of the Bi-State Region
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American Bittern Bobolink Blue Winged Teal
American Bittern Bobolin Blue Winged Teal
Canada Goose Common Yellowthroat Common Moorhen
Canada Goose Common Yellowthroat Common Moorhen
Eastern Meadowlark Mallards Yellow-headed Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark Mallard Yellow-headed Blackbird
Migrating Birds of the Bi-State Region
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Common Snipe Greater Yellowlegs Kentucky Warbler
Common (Wilson's) Snipe Greater Yellowlegs Kentucky Warbler
Sandhill Crane Whooping Crane
Sandhill Crane Whooping Crane
 
All bird photos are copyright free courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Learn about some of the other species that reside in the bi-state area! Click on these links to continue:  Butterflies, Fish and Mussels, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians, Plants, and Trees
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