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Best Minnesota Birding Areas and Birding Schedule I Minnesota Wildlife Viewing Schedule

North America Bird List & Calls I Minnesota Bird List & Calls I Minnesota Mammals List

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Trinity Mountain Outdoors Natural History Eco-Tour & Travel Magazine

Recent Tours & Bird and Flower Sightings I Trinity Mountain Outdoor Adventures Natural History Eco-Tours

Trumpeter / Trumpeter Swan and Bald Eagle Sightings & Tours


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Why not join us on a Natural History Tour you and your family will really enjoy?

Turkey Fight Video here Turkey Fight Photos here

Turkeys Flying Up To & Down From the Roost Video here Tom Turkey Strutting & Gobbling Video here

Canada Goose Fight Video here Canada Goose Landing Video here

Trumpeter Swan Mating Display Video here Trumpeter Swan Mating / Breeding Sequence Photos here

Sandhill Crane Mating Dance Video here Sharp-tailed Grouse Mating Dance Video here

Hooded Merganser & Mallard Mating Display Video here

Swimming Beaver Video here Moon Walkin' Takin (antelope) Video here Whirling Wolverine Video here


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Minnesota Birds

Minnesota Mammals

 Minnesota Wildflowers 

 Minnesota Butterflies


Photos and information on Frogs of the World


Minnesota Amphibians & Reptiles



True Frogs

Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)


Green frog (Rana clamitans)


Mink frog (Rana septentrionalis)


Northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)


Pickerel frog (Rana palustris)


Wood frog (Rana sylvatica)



Tree Frogs

Cope's gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)


Gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor),


Northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) A small warty gray frog, 5/8 - 1 1/2 inches in length.


Spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)


Western chorus/Boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris triseriata).



Listen to the calls of different species of frogs. Here



American toad (Bufo americanus)



Canadian toad (Bufo hemiophrys).


Great plains toad (Bufo cognatus)




Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale)


Eastern red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus)


Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)


Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum)


Tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)





Common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
The common garter snake and it's cousin, the plains garter snake, are medium-sized snakes reaching up to 3 feet in length. They are black with three, yellow lengthwise stripes on their back and sides.

Fox snake (Elaphe vulpina)
Fox snakes can reach over 5 feet in length. They are not common in urban areas but are found around farms and houses in rural areas. This snake usually won't come into a house, but can be found in sheds, barns, or other buildings where rodents are present.

Redbelly snake(Storeria occipitomaculata)
The redbelly snake is a small snake rarely more then a foot long. It is brown or gray on top with a bright salmon-red belly. This snake spends most of its time under logs, rocks, or leaf litter.

Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi)

The bullsnake (also called gopher snake) is the largest snake in Minnesota, growing to over 6 feet. They are usually seen in rural areas.

Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus)

The massasauga, an extremely rare venomous snake, is listed as "endangered" in Minnesota, with few recorded sightings in the state. All records are from along the Mississippi River south of Wabasha. No sightings have been reported in recent years.

Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)
The venomous timber rattlesnake is found in the blufflands region along the Mississippi River from Red Wing south. This species is listed as "threatened" in Minnesota.

Black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta)


Blue racer (Coluber constrictor foxi)


Brown snake (Storeria dekayi)


Eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos)


Plains hog-nosed snake (Heterodon nasicus nasicus)


Milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum)


Northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon).


Plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix)


Ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus).


Smooth green snake (Opheodrys = Liochlorophis) vernalis)




Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)



Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)



Snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)



False map turtle (Graptemys pseudogeographica)


Northern map turtle (Graptemys geographica)


Ouachita map turtle (Graptemys ouachitensis)


Smooth softshell turtle (Apalone mutica)


Spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera, formerly Trionyx spiniferus)


Wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)


View Trinity Mountain Outdoor Adventures North American Natural History Eco-Tour Schedule.

View a Schedule of the best times to see Minnesota / western Wisconsin Birds and Animals.

View Schedule of when to view the Wildflower Species of Minnesota / western Wisconsin.

View and listen to the Birds of North America.

View and listen to the Birds of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

View the Mammals of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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