At Blue Heron birds can be observed from our deck, windows or on our trail systems.  Our grounds have a variety of habitats (shoreline, lake, marsh, pine forest, deciduous woods, tall grass, and more).

No other national forest in the United States has as many species (155) of breeding birds as the Superior Nation Forest.

One guest birder gave us his list of 3 day’s worth of sightings here at Blue Heron (28-30 May 04)

Common Loon
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
American Robin
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ring Billed & Herring Gulls
Downy Woodpecker
Chipping Sparrow
Hairy Woodpecker
Cedar Waxwing
White-throated Sparrow
Common Goldeneye
Northern Flicker
Nashville Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Turkey Vulture
Alder Flycatcher
Yellow Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
Blue Jay
Northern Parula
Red-winged Blackbird
Broad-winged Hawk
Gray Jay
Blackburnian Warbler
Evening Grosbeak
Bald Eagle
Common Raven
Black and White Warbler
American Gold Finch
Black-capped Chickadee
American Redstart
Pine Siskin
White-breasted Nuthatch
Common Yellowthroat
Purple Finch
Belted Kingfisher
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Wilson’s Warbler

Other frequent sightings

Northern Shrike
Indigo Bunting
Snow Bunting
American Kestrel
Red-tailed Hawk
Common & Hoary Redpoll
Common Merganser
Grebe (not sure what kind)
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Pintail
American Black Duck
Double-crested Cormorant
Wood Duck
Ruffled Grouse
Pine Grosbeak
Canada Goose
Teal (not sure what kind)
Great Grey Owl
Sawet Owl