By: Jennifer Bateman | Friday, March 11, 2016
Whether you are into bird watching, bird photography, wildlife photography or just good old fashioned wildlife viewing with simple binoculars, I think you should give Park Rapids, MN a try. The wildlife here is abundant! My last blog post talked about the recent finding of a black bear and her two cubs. That active den is located half a mile from the resort.
Some hot spots for wildlife viewing include Itasca State Park, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, and the resort lakeshore. Even a quick trip into Park Rapids and back can give a showing. Here are some pictures I took just last week, all on my quick trip into Park Rapids.
I got this shot just off Hwy 71 between the resort and Park Rapids.
Here he is swooping in over a dead deer in a wetland on Hwy 71.
Then I went down to the Fish Hook River and found this showy pair (among many).
What river is complete without a few Canadian Geese!
This guy was well aware of my presence.
It wouldn't be right to leave out a picture of a turkey when I see dozens of them daily! I'm practically nose to nose with this one. He's on the railing of my house deck.
With the spring bird migration in full swing, May and June are really good months to see a nice variety of birds. Go to our birding page to learn more about the birds in our area. My next blog post will be about bald eagles I saw in Tamarac Wildlife Refuge.
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Many guests who stay at Two Inlets Resort in the early spring are bird enthusiasts. They find the resort to be an excellent lodging option with it being located so close to Itasca State Park, Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge and Two Inlets State Forest.