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Old Monday 20th October 2008, 22:02   #2
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My favorite is Crosby Farm Regional Park in St. Paul, at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi. You may have read my comments in other threads. :) It's centrally located and very sheltered from the weather, and the woodpeckers especially seem to like the river valley. Woodpeckers and other common things hang around through the winter. I'm not really quite sure what will be around in November, but I'll be visiting this November again as well. Gulls and ducks I'm not sure about, but check into the "Black Dog" location on the Minnesota River. Also, just South of La Crescent (far away) on the Mississippi River is the big November tundra swan congregation which may be a better place to look for those water birds. Check the minnesota bird site moumn.org and the web archive for the mnbird mailing list, which has archived messages from previous years.
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