A Hairy Woodpecker forging for insects.

The large lakes and vast forests of Voyageurs create diverse habitats for over 100 species of birds. Loons and cormorants are often seen in deeper areas of the lakes diving for a meal of fish. Grebes, ducks, and mergansers can be found floating around in quiet shallow bays. The mixture of boreal and deciduous tree species provides excellent breeding and foraging grounds for song birds, including 24 species of warblers.


Bald Eagle

Keep your eyes to the sky in Voyageurs, chances are you will see America's own symbol of freedom soaring high above you, the majestic Bald Eagle.


Common Loon

No shrill work alarm here, wake up to the eerie yodel of the Common Loon. Look out across the water and see the very identifiable black body with white checkered feathers on its back, a common site in Voyageurs.


Double-crested Cormorant

Another common waterbird of Voyageurs is the Double-crested Cormorant. This bird, with its all black body can be found sunning itself on a rock to dry out, or feeding on fish in shallow bays.


Last updated: December 19, 2016

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