Plan your Minnesota birding vacation in our Northern Minnesota wilderness. Situated in the transition zone between the northern temperate forest and the boreal forest, our Superior National Forest location hosts the greatest diversity of breeding birds of any national forest.
In addition, Lake Vermilion is home to 25 pairs of breeding osprey and more than a dozen pairs of breeding bald eagles, the largest concentration in the forest. Also, the Sportsmen's Club on the lake counted 256 loons in a recent survey. Bob Jansen, author of "Birds of Minnesota" and Jim Williams, editor of "Minnesota Birding" identified 92 species of birds in one brief spring visit before many of the summer species had even arrived!
Here's a list of all birds sighted at Pehrson Lodge or on local field trips. Our national forest location is also home to many of North America's most exciting mammal species. Search for wolves, deer, moose, bear, otter, beaver, mink, fisher and otherwildlife.