Winter is a great time to watch birds

Sharon Stiteler scans for snowy owls
Sharon Stiteler scans for snowy owls using binoculars inside of the aircraft viewing area of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The 2 picnic tables and benches are a hot commodity for birders showing up to watch snowy owls, as the barb wire fence obstructs the view of the airstrip.
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You don’t have to wait until spring to get outdoors and enjoy nature. If you know where to go, what to look for and how to prepare, winter is an excellent time to go bird watching. An expert birder offers advice and answers questions about birds in Minnesota.


Sharon Stiteler is also known as the birdchick. She has written several books on birding and is a national park ranger for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

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