The Lake Osakis Rare Birds

We are the largest rookery in the Midwest for Western Grebes. A fascinating mating dance is performed every year out on the water by the grebes. They jump up in pairs side by side with their breasts and necks stretched out, then "rush" with their feet pattering swiftly across the top of the water's surface in a sudden burst of energy for 20 to 30 yards, and then dive. It is a sight to behold!

Choice places to watch the grebes is on a dock or by renting a pontoon or boat from one of the resorts. Also, there are three public launch areas and Battle Point Park for bird viewing. Two Mile Bar is the primary nesting place of the Western grebe.

Photo by Don Enger, Wildlife Photographer, Osakis, MN

A few of the birds on the lake:

Western Grebes 
Clarks Grebes 
Red-necked Grebes 
Horned Grebes 
Common Loons
Bald Eagles
Sandpipers
Egrets
Great Blue Herons
Gulls
Forster Terns
Rails
Killdeers
Hummingbirds
Purple Martins

 

 
 
 

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