Birding with Craig Larson

Trails Q&A: Itasca State Park


United States
47° 10' 19.7076" N, 95° 11' 45.3444" E
Minnesota US

Name: Craig Larson

Home: Minneapolis

Work: Groundwater geologist

Seen: Looking for warblers at Itasca State Park for a birding weekend.

Most unique experience: At Minnesota Twins ballpark we saw a migrating Yellow Rail in left field. It must have confused the field as a wetland and since they hide so well it stood still for the entire nine innings.

Equipment: This is a Swift binocular. I like the old fashion models because they don’t blackout as much and I’ll use a scope.

With $1,000: take more time off work and spend on lodging during the warbler migration.

Advice: Have fun, enjoy the birds, you’re not always going to see rare or new birds.

After birding: I get hungry birding so I like to go out to a good restaurant and have a good meal.

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