Steve Wilson has spent over 200 hours during the last four summers searching for birds in what may be Minnesota’s least-birded habitat: the mined areas of Minnesota’s Iron Range.
He speculates that more westerly bird species might colonize the rock barrens and grasslands of the Iron Range, which bear a striking resemblance to habitats typically found much further west. What he found may surprise you, and help inform whether, and how, we manipulate bird habitats in response to climate disruption.
Wilson, Steve; University of Minnesota Duluth. Natural Resources Research Institute.
If You Build It, Will They Come? Breeding Birds (Expected and Not) of an Abandoned Taconite Mining Area (2015-12-17).
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