I've decided to start a formal collection of Minnesota's birds. Here are some of the best shots I have for any species I've captured, most of them since May 2016. Some aren't very good at all, but that sets a goal for me... improve for that species. See just my best shots of Minnesota's birds.
The majority of these shots were made with a Canon 7D (original or Mark II) and the first or second gen Tamron 150-600mm, and the rest were with Canon's 70-200 f/4L. The Tamron isn't as fast or sharp as the 200, but sure helps me reach the birds when they're small or far off.
Bird identification can be a challenge, since individuals can vary and I'm new to the game. If you have corrections, please let me know. Scientific names are linked for more information.
See a timeline of sightings for selected species by clicking the icons. See the Exif data for images in the popup view by clicking the icon.
American Redstart (Warbler)
Read more: Birds of Central Minnesota