Winter delights: 15 birds to look for in the coldest months

When temperatures plunge and snow piles up, do we birders pack away our optics to wait for spring? Of course not! We head out in search of owls and crossbills, waterfowl and waxwings, and other birds. Enjoy this photo essay of fantastic species you can find this winter!



Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl
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Great Gray Owl: This huge owl inhabits northern boreal forests and forests in western mountains. Minnesota’s Sax-Zim Bog is a likely place to find it in winter. Photo by Julia TochIlina, Ghost Bear/Shutterstock

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