Pigeon Lake Important Bird Area 

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Pigeon Lake Important Bird Area

Hwy 15
Dassel, MN 55325

From junction with Hwy 12 by Dassel, MN go south on Hwy 15 about 3.4 miles to MNDOT Scenic Overlook turnout on northbound side of highway

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The abundant lakes, marshes, islands and small streams of the Pigeon Lake Important Bird Area (IBA) provide excellent foraging and nesting area for waterbirds like herons, egrets, pelicans, and cormorants as well as many other wildlife.The best way to view the waterbird colony is from the MNDOT scenic overlook off Hwy 15. Please do not take a boat to see them. Nesting waterbirds do not tolerate disturbances, which may result in loss of eggs or young. Best viewed spring/summer. Learn more about this and other IBAs https://tinyurl.com/MN-Imp-Bird-Areas


Although nest structures present year around,best viewing of colony activity is during May-June

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