Egret Island Scientific and Natural Area (Pelican Lake)

 

Black crowned Night Heronn by Bill Silliker Jr.

Habitat: A 33-acre island with a egret/heron rookery; one of the largest in Minnesota.

 

Best Times To Visit: May through July.

 

Birds To Look For: Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron. Rarities seen here include Tricolored and Little Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets.

 

Notes For Birding The Area: Access to the island is prohibited, but it can be circumnavigated by boat. Nearby Lake Christina is great for waterbirds.