With your help, we’ve protected 363 acres of Bog for future generations of birds and birders!

Bog BioBlitz V

Over 400 species tallied on Bog BioBlitz!

Highlights on July 22 included 3 Great Gray Owls (family group), 2 Black-backed Woodpeckers, Purple Fringed Orchids, Michigan Lily, Turtlehead, Tadpole Madtom (fish…first Sax-Zim record!), Golden Shiner (fish), Plains Emerald (dragonfly), Black Swallowtail, Wasp Mantidfly (a bug that looks like a wasp but has praying-mantis-like front legs), LeConte’s Sparrow (juvenile and adult), Rusty Snaketail (dragonfly), Brush-tipped …

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Bog Blog

Bog Boardwalk Under Construction!

900-foot BOG BOARDWALK PLANNED FOR WARREN NELSON MEMORIAL BOG
But we still need to raise $17.000 to complete…Can you help? Now we have the opportunity to continue Warren’s legacy of passing on his love of birds and bogs by constructing a 900’ BOG BOARDWALK so visitors to the area can experience the magic and wonder of walking through a bog, without getting their feet wet, getting lost or breaking an ankle!….

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Partnership with MN Dragonfly Society

Dragonfly Workshop Success!

12 Workshop participants, an intrepid crew of leaders from the Minnesota Dragonfly Society, and Sparky and Clinton explored the diversity of dragonflies and damselflies in the Sax-Zim Bog as part of the first workshop venture for Friends of Sax-Zim Bog. The day started on the cool side (48 degrees F!), which worked out fine as the early sessions featured a couple of talks inside the Welcome…

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Friends of Sax-Zim Bog

HERE ARE OUR GOALS: 1. Acquire bog habitat in the Sax-Zim Bog of St. Louis County, Minnesota (a world-famous birding destination) 2. Build a small “Birder Welcome Center” and bog interpretive center on the land 3. Fund educational/research projects centered on peatlands and associated birdlife
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog3 days ago
NEXT BOG BOARDWALK work day is this coming Tuesday at the Welcome Center...9am to 1:30pm or so. Thanks to everybody who's helped already! 51 sections done...60 to go. Please RSVP Sparky at sparky@saxzim.org if you can make it.
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog2 weeks ago
Speaking in River Falls, Wisconsin today...All welcome. St Croix Valley Bird Club is the host. 1pm,
River Falls Library
140 Union St
River Falls, WI 54022
Owls to Orchids: Magic and Mystery in the Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog2 weeks ago
BOG BOARDWALK WORK DAY on Monday (October 9). Meet at Welcome Center at 9am-ish. We will work until 2pm or so. Our goal is 20 8'x4' sections. Please RSVP to Sparky at sparky@saxzim.org or call him at 218.341.3350. Hammers, pliers, work gloves is all that is really needed (and Lunch!)
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog added 6 photos and a video.3 weeks ago
Where's the ibuprofen? Work day at Sax-Zim Bog. 31 eight foot sections of bog Boardwalk done....80-some to go! Thanks to all! Rubin Stenseng, Tom Bloom, Sarah Beaster, Bob Kozarek, Lori Williams, Sparky Stensaas, Gene & Julie Ollila. This will be part of a 900 foot Bog boardwalk at the Warren Nelson Memorial Bog… It will open sometime in 2018. This valuable addition to our property will allow folks to easily access the magical interior of a Black Spruce-sphagnum bog. If you want to volunteer for more manual labor, email Sparky at Sparky@SaxZim.org or info@SaxZim.org.
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog added 5 new photos.3 weeks ago
WINTERBERRY BOG ribbon-cutting today! Thanks to Tim and Judy Walker of New Hope Minnesota for their generous donation to make the preservation of this 40 acre Black Spruce and Tamarack bog possible. Tim and Judy are to the left of the sign in these photos. We also had a BOREAL Chickadee baptize the site with an appearance just as we are beginning the ceremony… everybody got great looks. Also in attendance were board members Gene and Julie Ollila and Ben Yokel and Sparky Stensaas, executive director. We did a symbolic ribbon cutting with an Aspen branch and a pair of Fiskars loppers :-) This 40 acre bog is at the northwest intersection of Murphy Road and CR 52/Arkola Road west of Cotton.
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog4 weeks ago
2018 SAX-ZIM BOG WILD CALENDAR IS HOT OFF THE PRESS! Over 70 photos from the Bog's best photographers...and amazingly, all taken in the Bog in the last 12 months! What "Bogdiversity!" Order yours now...
CALENDAR PLUS MEMBERSHIP: http://saxzim.org/product/2018-sax-zim-bog-wild-calendar-plus-1-year-membership/
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Sax-Zim Bog eBird Reports

58 observations in last 30 days!

  • Canada Goose
    15
  • Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) - 15


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Wild Turkey
    4
  • Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) - 4


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Great Blue Heron
    1
  • Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Northern Harrier
    3
  • Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) - 3


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
    2
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) - 2


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Rock Pigeon
    4
  • Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) - 4


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Downy Woodpecker
    1
  • Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Kestrel
    1
  • American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Gray Jay
    2
  • Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) - 2


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Blue Jay
    1
  • Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Black-billed Magpie
    4
  • Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) - 4


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Crow
    20
  • American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - 20


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Common Raven
    2
  • Common Raven (Corvus corax) - 2


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Robin
    1
  • American Robin (Turdus migratorius) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Lapland Longspur
    7
  • Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) - 7


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Dark-eyed Junco
    100
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - 100


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • White-crowned Sparrow
    1
  • White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • White-throated Sparrow
    1
  • White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • House Sparrow
    8
  • House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) - 8


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-13 08:15
    Status:
    Approved

  • Trumpeter Swan
    4
  • Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) - 4


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Wood Duck
    2
  • Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) - 2


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Ruffed Grouse
    1
  • Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Bald Eagle
    1
  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Pileated Woodpecker
    1
  • Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Merlin
    1
  • Merlin (Falco columbarius) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Northern Shrike
    1
  • Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Black-capped Chickadee
    3
  • Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) - 3


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
    2
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) - 2


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Eastern Meadowlark
    2
  • Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) - 2


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-12 12:01
    Status:
    Approved

  • Red-tailed Hawk
    2
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) - 2


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-05 08:09
    Status:
    Approved

  • Belted Kingfisher
    1
  • Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-05 08:09
    Status:
    Approved

  • Northern Flicker
    2
  • Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) - 2


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-05 08:09
    Status:
    Approved

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    3
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) - 3


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-05 08:09
    Status:
    Approved

  • European Starling
    1
  • European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-05 08:09
    Status:
    Approved

  • Palm Warbler
    1
  • Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-05 08:09
    Status:
    Approved

  • Swamp Sparrow
    1
  • Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-05 08:09
    Status:
    Approved

  • Northern Goshawk
    1
  • Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) - 1


    Observer:
    Myron Peterson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-04 11:25
    Status:
    Approved

  • Mallard
    9
  • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) - 9


    Observer:
    Alan Selin
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-01 15:29
    Status:
    Approved

  • Green-winged Teal
    5
  • Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) - 5


    Observer:
    Alan Selin
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-01 15:29
    Status:
    Approved

  • Turkey Vulture
    1
  • Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) - 1


    Observer:
    Alan Selin
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-01 15:29
    Status:
    Approved

  • Common Yellowthroat
    2
  • Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) - 2


    Observer:
    Alan Selin
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-01 15:29
    Status:
    Approved

  • Chipping Sparrow
    1
  • Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) - 1


    Observer:
    Alan Selin
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-01 15:29
    Status:
    Approved

  • Rusty Blackbird
    3
  • Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) - 3


    Observer:
    Alan Selin
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-10-01 15:29
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Golden-Plover
    3
  • American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) - 3


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • Killdeer
    1
  • Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) - 1


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • Eastern Bluebird
    1
  • Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) - 1


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Pipit
    60
  • American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) - 60


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • Harris's Sparrow
    1
  • Harris's Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) - 1


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • Savannah Sparrow
    2
  • Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) - 2


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • Red-winged Blackbird
    20
  • Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) - 20


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • Brewer's Blackbird
    1
  • Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) - 1


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • Common Grackle
    2
  • Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) - 2


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • Pine Siskin
    2
  • Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) - 2


    Observer:
    Paul L, Johnson
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-30 13:10
    Status:
    Approved

  • passerine sp.
    2
  • passerine sp. (Passeriformes sp.) - 2


    Observer:
    Robert Richards
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-24 16:30
    Status:
    Approved

  • Broad-winged Hawk
    2
  • Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) - 2


    Observer:
    David Marjamaa
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-18 13:05
    Status:
    Approved

  • Hairy Woodpecker
    1
  • Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) - 1


    Observer:
    David Marjamaa
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-18 13:05
    Status:
    Approved

  • Cedar Waxwing
    2
  • Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) - 2


    Observer:
    David Marjamaa
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-18 13:05
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Goldfinch
    7
  • American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) - 7


    Observer:
    David Marjamaa
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-09-18 13:05
    Status:
    Approved

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