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Woodpeckers like this one spotted on a tree in Hok-Si-La Park are one of dozens of common bird species that can be found nearby during the summer. Parks between Red Wing and Lake City offer excellent bird watching spots for beginners and veterans alike. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

Bird watching a 'cheep' way to explore parks

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Soaring bald eagles are a common sight in the skies around Lake Pepin, but the national symbol is just one of  several dozen bird species that can be found in the region.


The miles of forest and shoreline from Red Wing to Lake City are a great place to spend an inexpensive day bird watching. The best times of the year for birding are typically the migrating periods in spring and fall, but patience and a keen eye can pay off all summer long.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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