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Pine to Prairie Birding Trail Guide Book 

2007 Minnesota's Pine to
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Felton Prairie

Felton Prairie by Bruce LenningHabitat: Native and restored prairie, woodlots, gravel pits.

Features: This area is a mix of private lands, Wildlife Management Area Units managed by Minnesota DNR, and a Scientific and Natural Area. The area is the most important gravel prairie complex in the state and many rare bird species can be seen there.

Best Times To Visit: April through October, December through March.

Birds To Look For: Greater Prairie-Chicken, Upland Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Snowy Owl (winter only), Loggerhead Shrike, Willow Flycatcher, Grasshopper and LeConte's Sparrows, Chestnut-collared (breeding) and Lapland (migrant) Longspurs, Orchard Oriole. Rarities seen include: Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Sprague's Pipit, Baird's Sparrow.

Notes For Birding The Area: Private property is included in this complex, so please obey signs. Prairie wildflowers are spectacular in mid summer.

CONTACT: Prairie Biologist, Minnesota DNR, 1509 First Ave. N., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, 218-739-7576.
E-mail: info@dnr.state.mn.us