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Old Tuesday 9th August 2011, 19:56   #1
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Hmmm

For such a good birding state, there is not much of an online birding community.

I post on a email list serve but they limit your posts to one a day.

I would love to see an active forum somewhere dedicated to birding in MN.
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Old Thursday 11th August 2011, 09:34   #2
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Yeah, mnbird and mou-net are the most active internet communities I've seen.
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2011, 02:43   #3
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I don't think there are any real 'forums' for MN birders. Just the list servers.
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Old Tuesday 11th October 2011, 22:29   #4
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The same is true for much of the US. Some of the e-mail lists go way back, and due to their legacy and established membership they will probably continue to dominate for a while unless someone from those lists takes the initiative to move the whole list to a forum site. There would be some friction since many people don't want to discuss their areas in the more publicly visible forum format.

I'll have an eye on mnbird the next few weeks, looking forward to another autumn visit to MN, WI and NE soon. Can't wait to visit exotic things like crows, sparrows, finches and woodpeckers again. Oooh, and squirrels. Been a long time since I saw a squirrel.
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Old Thursday 13th October 2011, 01:34   #5
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There is not a lot to see in the fall. It is more in the winter in the Bog when there might be things out of the ordinary. But coming from Hawaii, the -20F might be a bit of a shock :)

I am in SD today and got a Harris Sparrow and Red Shafted Flicker by Sioux Falls during my lunch break. I was happy with that for a half hour milling around.
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Nah, there is always plenty to see and always something new when I visit. I never get tired of checking out all the sparrows and finches, and woodpeckers are reliable entertainment in any weather. Last year was a bit harder to get around than usual with snow, ice and freezing rain, so I took a long look at waterfowl for the first time.

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Old Saturday 15th October 2011, 04:40   #7
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Ahhh. You were here during our first snow storm of the year. It kicked off a long and difficult winter for us :( I was in SD and saw lots of sparrows this week. Harris was my favorite of the trip. Lots of ducks (redheads and ring necks) to see. That is a time of year that I don't bird much. I am planning on testing my new digiscoping system out around that time.
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