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1-218-575-2744 for information

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SweetWater Resort
30174 Azure Road,
 Cushing, MN 56443


                                      Area Birding

SweetWater is located near the Lake Alexander Woods Scientific and Natural Area (SNA)  with almost 2,000 acres of undisturbed nature.  Check out the DNR's website to get all the information on visiting the SNA. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/snas/sna01094/index.html

Brainerd Bird Guiding Service -  Judd Brink brings 20+ years of birding experience in Minnesota and the Midwest.  His service is available for individual or small groups who want to observe and learn about birds in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Bird Guided tours are also available for guests of resorts and B&B's in the area.   Past experience includes working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service for 5 years as a Wildlife Technician, With two summers as a tour guide with the Kirtland Warbler Recovery Project in Grayling, MI.   Judd's web site is http://www.mnbackyardbirds.com/

          Birds sighted at SweetWater

                                                      Common Loon 
                              A number of loon families nest on Fish Trap Lake

                                          Common Loon Photo                                     
                                               Mother with her young                   Young loon in August, the markings are not defined.  Feeding - getting
                                                                                                                           ready for the fall migration.

         Image:Turdus-migratorius-002.jpg               Image:Rose-breasted Grosbeak-2752.jpg                
             American Robin                Rose-breasted       Ruby-Throated       They love the SweetWater
Grosbeak                 Hummingbird   


    Baltimore Oriole         Black-capped Chickadee Photo           Northern Cardinal Photo
       Baltimore Oriole                Black-capped Chickadee          Cardinal


     American Goldfinch Photo         Dark-eyed Junco Photo          Scarlet Tanager Photo
               American Goldfinch                                        Dark-eyed Junco                          Scarlet Tanager


               Purple Finch Photo             House Finch Photo 
                    Purple finch                                       House Finch


        Great Blue Heron Photo                    Pileated Woodpecker Photo                   Adult
      Great Blue Heron                             Pileated Woodpecker                         Mourning Dove


     White-breasted Nuthatch Photo                    Red-winged Blackbird Photo              Indigo Bunting Photo
    White-breasted Nuthatch                                   Red-winged Blackbird                   Indigo Bunting  


         Chipping Sparrow Photo            Eastern Bluebird Photo               Bald Eagle Photo
        Chipping Sparrow                                          Eastern Bluebird                           Bald Eagle


      Hairy Woodpecker Photo                Downy Woodpecker Photo
     Hairy Woodpecker                                    Downy Woodpecker

There are many great places, within driving distance, that give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature.
Minnesota Birds http://www.minnesotabirds.com
Crane Meadows Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/midwest/cranemeadows/
Friends of Crane Meadows http://www.friendsofcranemeadows.com/
       check out the calendar of events for Crane Meadows

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