Habitat: Mouth of the Warroad River and Lake of the Woods; sandbars at times of low water levels, lake edge with trees and cattail marsh.
Features: Warroad Marina is part of a recreational site managed by the City of Warroad.
The area has public ramps, observation towers, Osprey nesting platforms, a beach, campground and ample parking.
Best Times To Visit: May through November.
Birds To Look For: Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe, American White Pelican, Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Bonaparte’s, Franklin’s and Herring gulls, Caspian and Common Tern, shorebirds and migrant passerines. In migration, look for rarities such as: Red-throated Loon, Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, Scoters, Little and Sabine’s Gulls and Piping Plover.
Notes For Birding The Area: Check marshes and sandbars near the Marina. Two observation towers can be climbed in the Warroad City Park to overlook marshes and
lake. Trees and brushy areas between the towers are a good spot to look for passerines during migration. Warroad Marina is a gateway to Lake of the Woods, a large unique lake spanning two provinces and the state of Minnesota. The lake has 65,000 miles of shoreline and 14,582 islands. The Warroad Marina is one of many sites to visit on the lake, including Zippel Bay State Park, Garden Island State Recreation Area and the unique Northwest Angle islands.
Contact: Warroad Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 551, Warroad, MN 56763, 800-328-4455 or 218-386-3543. www.warroad.org