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Citation. Howitz, J. L. 1983. Noteworthy breeding birds of the Cedar Creek Natural History Area. The Loon 55:99-100.   [1336  CC]

Introduction. A number of bird species breed at the Cedar Creek Natural History Area are at or near the extreme edge of their breeding ranges in Minnesota. Cedar Creek is located east of U.S. Highway 65 along the border of Anoka and Isanti Counties, and includes about 22 km2 of such habitats as northern pin oak forest, bur oak savannah, birch-aspen woods, cedar forest, cedar-tamarck bogs, alder swamps, marshes, fields, and open water. I have thoroughly searched the southeastern quarter of Cedar Creek during the breeding seasons of 1976-83, and the southwester quarter during 1977-80, and so have a easonable idea of the breeding status of the birds there. Coverage of the northern portions of Cedar Creek has been spotty in recent years, and the status of the birds that breed there is less certain. This article will discuss those species whose presence at Cedar Creek might be considered noteworthy.

Keywords. Cedar Creek Natural History Area, birds,


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