Northern States Wrap Up

Well, I’m back from my first trip of the year, to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Total bird species: 145

Total miles driven: 2532

Total miles hiked: 35 (approximately)

Favorite Place: Rice Lake NWR, MN

Best bird: Kirtland’s Warbler

Most unexpected bird: Snowy Owl

Hardest bird to get: Connecticut Warbler

Biggest miss: Greater Prairie-Chicken

Coolest non-birds: Moose, 13-lined ground-squirrels, black squirrels of Michigan (tie)

Funkiest restaurant (in a good way): Bear’s Den Pizza in Grayling, MI and the Outdoor Trail Center on the Gunflint Trail, MN

Funkiest restaurant (in a less good way): That Coca Cola cafe in a place that shall remain nameless

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