Summer birds in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to hundreds of avian species.

Sharon Stiteler, who goes by the nickname "the Birdchick," joined guest host Euan Kerr in the studio to answer listener questions on how to protect birds during the winter, what to do with wrens taking over bluebird houses, and why loons have trouble nesting near lake cabins.

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For more on what birds that call Minnesota home, click play on the audio player above.

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