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BRRRRdathon 2017 Results & Photos

Minus 30 F air temps…FINALLY! Yes, the 2017 BRRRRdathon finally lived up to its slogan as the World’s Coldest Birdathon with Friday morning air temps ranging from Minus-16 in Duluth to Minus 35 in parts of the interior of northeast Minnesota. But this did not daunt the eight teams competing to get their names forever emblazoned on the “Gary…

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New Video Series Launched

Clinton's Critters

Join Friends of Sax-Zim Bog’s Head Naturalist Clinton Nienhaus as he shares the natural history of this rare northern grouse. Video by Sparky Stensaas shows dancing Sharp-tailed Grouse, and rare footage of a snow-roosting grouse exploding up out of the snow!…read more

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Bog Blog

Boreal Wings Gala 2017 Soars!

A record 120 “bog buddies” attended the 2017 Boreal Wings Gala on January 29th at the brand new Springbrook Nature Center in Fridley, Minnesota. It was standing room only as Big Year Record Breaker Olaf Danielson took the floor. He regaled the crowd with tales of his “Bad Weather Big Year” including a very close encounter with a Black Bear in Arizona, finding a HUGE Blanding’s Turtle with his 92 year old grandmother in Wisconsin, sleep…read more

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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 Bog
This female Dark-eyed Junco wants to remind you of the Early Birds Field Trip this Saturday starting at 8 am! Birds are arriving to the Bog including an Eastern Pheobe scouting out nesting opportunities at the Welcome Center, Golden-crowned Kinglets defining territories, and a few migrant Fox Sparrows kicking through the leaves for tasty morsels.

To RSVP or for more information contact Head Naturalist Clinton at naturalist@saxzim.org.
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
** Upcoming Programs! **

Butterflies in April? Yep! Recently there have been as many as 3 species of butterfly flying in the Sax-Zim Bog! This Gray Comma (photo below by Clinton Nienhaus) is welcoming you all to the start of the Spring and Summer Education Program Season! Here are a list of programs for April!

Thursday April 13- April Naturalist Hike, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Saturday April 15- Early Birds Field Trip, 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
Sunday April 16- Spring Ephemerals Program, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
- Learning Local Lichens, 1:00- 3:00 pm

For more information, or to RSVP for any of the above programs, contact Head Naturalist Clinton at naturalist@saxzim.org.

For the complete list of Spring and Summer Programs visit our website: http://saxzim.org/events/
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
** Spring and Summer Programs Posted!! **

The new season of education programs is posted and ready for viewing! There is an exciting slate of field trips, public programs, naturalist hikes, and workshops. Highlights include a Lichen and Fern Workshop, monthly Naturalist Hikes, a field trip focused on learning Bird Calls, and 4 Warbler Wednesdays! Programs can be found on the link below!

http://saxzim.org/events/

Please RSVP for programs and field trips to naturalist@saxzim.org. We will see you in the Bog!!
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
** Bog Blog Spring Post **

For those that follow along to the Bog Blog, there is a new post up! This one talks about spring and includes some observations of lesser studied (or enjoyed) species. Take a look and be on the watch for the Spring and Summer Program listings in the next day or two!
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
WELCOME CENTER CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. Thanks to all who stopped by! We will be open for field trips and special events this spring/summer, and opening again on Saturday December 9, 2017. Huge thanks to our Welcome Center naturalists Heather-Marie Bloom, Frank Nicoletti, Amy Johnson, Clinton Nienhaus and volunteers Rubin Stenseng, Rich Hoeg, Nancy Fisher, Susan Meisner, Sally Grames, Juliann Grahn, Lori Williams, Dave Steininger, Cynthia Reuss, Ben Yokel, Kate Nicoletti, Gene and Julie Ollila, and Tom and Carol-Ann Bloom. See you in the Bog!
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
** Winter Raptors and Citizen Science Blog Post Up! **

There is new blog post up on the "Bog Blog" this time discussing citizen science and our Winter Raptor Survey! Take a look!

http://saxzim.org/winter-raptors-and-citizen-science/

Sax-Zim Bog eBird Reports

19 observations in last 30 days!

  • Canada Goose
    6
  • Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) - 6


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Trumpeter Swan
    2
  • Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) - 2


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Mallard
    6
  • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) - 6


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Ruffed Grouse
    2
  • Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) - 2


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
    3
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) - 3


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Wild Turkey
    2
  • Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) - 2


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Northern Harrier
    1
  • Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) - 1


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Bald Eagle
    2
  • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - 2


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Red-tailed Hawk
    1
  • Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) - 1


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Rough-legged Hawk
    1
  • Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) - 1


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Downy Woodpecker
    2
  • Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) - 2


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Gray Jay
    3
  • Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) - 3


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

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


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • American Crow
    1
  • American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) - 1


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Common Raven
    4
  • Common Raven (Corvus corax) - 4


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Black-capped Chickadee
    5
  • Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) - 5


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
    1
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) - 1


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Dark-eyed Junco
    3
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) - 3


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

  • Red-winged Blackbird
    2
  • Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) - 2


    Observer:
    Dan Orr
    Location:
    Sax-Zim Bog
    Date:
    2017-04-04 13:35
    Status:
    Approved

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