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This list has 246 Minnesota breeding bird species found by the Minnesota Biological Survey. Several of these species are very rare and may not nest annually in Minnesota. Although mapped records meet at least the minimum breeding criteria described (see about the Bird Maps), not all may have actually nested. A total of 266 species have at least one record of documented nesting in Minnesota. For a complete list see the Checklist of The Birds of Minnesota, published by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. This link leads to an external site.


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