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Minnesota’s only saltwater lake doubles as a great birding destination

Sep 17, 2023 08:42AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Salt Lake teems with birdlife during spring and fall migration. Photo by Keith Olstad. MN Conservation Volunteer

Anthony Hauck - Minnesota Conservation Volunteer - September 9, 2023

On the right fall or spring day, it can seem as if every duck, goose, and shorebird on the continent is raucously enjoying a stay at Salt Lake in western Lac qui Parle County, where I grew up. “Lac qui Parle” is the French translation of the original Dakota name for nearby Lac qui Parle Lake, meaning “lake which speaks.” On that right migration day, Salt Lake is the “lake which sings.”

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Minnesota Conservation Volunteer site here.