Over 300 species of birds occur regularly in Minnesota and offer exciting recreational opportunities. Hours of relaxation await the birding enthusiast stalking spruce grouse or wood warblers in the boreal forest, sitting in a blind watching the courtship of Greater Prairie-chickens, or casually listening to the mournful yodel of the Common Loon, our state bird. Birds add wonderful splashes of color and activity to the landscape as you Experience Northern Minnesota!