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Adkins Giese, C.L. 1999. Woodpecker nest site selection in oak forests of the Driftless Area in the Upper Midwest. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 69 pp.
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Allen, J.H., G.L. Nuechterlein, and D. Buitron. 2005. Lake Christina reclamation: consequences of biomanipulation on use by nongame waterbirds. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 53 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Baker, R.J. 1999. Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program: 1994-1999. In: The Common Loon: population status and fall migration in Minnesota, Svingen, P.H. and A.X. Hertzel (eds.). M.O.U. Occasional Papers: Number 3. 8 pp.
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Baker, R.J., Y.C. Anderson, L. Gelvin-Innvaer, M. Hamady, K. Haws, P.S. Perry. 2004. Tenth Anniversary Report - Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program 1994 - 2003. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Report. 12 pp.
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Baker, R.J., Y.C. Anderson, L. Gelvin-Innvaer, M. Hamady, K. Haws, P.S. Perry. 2002. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP) 1994 - 2002. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Report. Unpaged.
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Baker, R., J. Galli, and S. Nelson. 2000. 2000 Minnesota bald eagle survey. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources report. 2 pp.
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Baker, R.J., and Y.A. Monstad. 2005. 2005 Minnesota bald eagle surveys. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Report. 4 pp.
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Baker, R. and J. Hines. 1996. Black tern sightings in Minnesota: 1990-1995. Final report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 3 Nongame Bird Program. 14 pp.
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Belmonte, L.R. 2005. Home range and habitat characteristics of boreal owls in northeastern Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 56 pp.
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Bengston, F. 1984. Studies of lead toxicity in bald eagles at the Lac Qui Parle Wildlife Refuge. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 95 pp.
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Boal, C.W., D.E.Anderson, and P.L. Kennedy. 2001. Home range and habitat use of Northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Boe, J. 1992. A survey for breeding horned grebes in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 37 pp.
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Boe, J., and G.L. Nuechterlein. 1990. Colony site and nest site selection by eared grebes in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
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Bosanko, D., and J.H. Miller. 1990. 1990 Management common terns and ringed-billed gulls at Leech Lake, Cass County, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Brewer, G.L. 1992. 1991 Summary Report: Location of breeding colonies and evaluation of critical nesting habitat for the black tern (Chlidonias niger) in northwestern Minnesota: Kittson and Roseau Counties. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 10 pp.
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Bridgman, G.K. 1998. Waterbird predation at four northern Minnesota aquaculture sites. M.S. Thesis, Bemidji State University. 22 pp.
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Brooks, B.L. 1988. The breeding distribution, population dynamics, and habitat availability and suitability of an Upper Midwest Loggerhead Shrike population. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 58 pp.
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Colonial bird program - St. Louis River Estuary. Annual reports submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, for the following years: 1983 - 1991. Various authors.
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Crozier, G.E. and M. Hamady. 2006. Boreal bird surveys in Pine Island State Forest. Final report submitted by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 8 pp.
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Cubbedge, A.W. 1994. Comparisons of floodplain forest bird communities adjacent to four land use types at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. M.S. Thesis, University of Missouri-Columbia. 93 pp.
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Cuthbert, F.J., and M.C. Louis. 1986. The Forster's tern in Minnesota: status, distribution, and reproductive success. Final report to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 22 pp.
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Donovan, T.M. 1994. The demography of neotropical migrant birds in habitat sources and sinks. Ph. D. Dissertation at the University of Missouri-Columbia. 180 pp.
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Doolittle, T.C.J. 1992. Status of the eastern Taiga Merlin Falco c. columbarius in the upper Midwest. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 132 pp.
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Doolittle, T.C.J. 1991. Status of the eastern Taiga Merlin Falco c. columbarius in Voyageurs National Park - 1990. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 11 pp.
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Dulin, G.S. 1990. 1990 summary report of the Forster's and black tern breeding survey of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and vicinity. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 16+ pp.
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Duncan, J.R. 1992. Influence of prey abundance and snow cover on great gray owl breeding dispersal. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Manitoba. 127 pp.
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Eckert, K.R. 1982. Prairie birds survey, Summer 1982. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Eliason, B. 1996. Statewide survey and habitat protection for the loggerhead shrike in Minnesota. Final report by the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7+ pp.
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Eliason, B. 1989. Kirtland's warbler: results of 1989 survey work in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 10+ pp.
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Eliason, B. 1989. Kirtland's warbler: an assessment of the availability of potential habitat in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 13 pp.
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Engstrom, T.R. 1989. Bird counts in Minnesota habitats: a review. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 28+ pp.
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Etter, M.A. 1995. 1995 Minnesota loggerhead shrike survey. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 19+ pp.
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Evans, D.J. and M.J. Evans. 1986. Territory parameters in snowy owls wintering in the Duluth-Superior harbor. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Evers, D.C. 1993. Northern great lakes common loon monitoring program. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 61+ pp.
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Faber, R.A. 2006. Henslow's Sparrow studies at Great River Bluffs State Park during the 2005-2006 field seasons through 30 June 2006. Final report submitted to Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 12 pp.
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Faber, R.A. 1992. Incubation behavior and artificial nest structure usage in black terns nesting along the Mississippi River. Final report submitted to Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 27 pp.
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Faber, R.A. 1986. Preliminary assessment of sources of lead contamination in tundra swans frequenting the weaver bottoms. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 16 pp.
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Faber, R.A., and J.A. Nosek. 1985. Preliminary assessment of tern reproduction in relation to environmental contaminants on the Mississippi River. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Fraser, G. 1994. Feeding ecology and nesting success of Forster's terns on lake Osakis, MN. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 35 pp.
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Frenzel, L.D. 1989. 1989 MN DNR bald eagle nesting activity and productivity data by county. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 6 pp.
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Frenzel, L.D. 1988. 1988 MN DNR bald eagle nesting activity and productivity data by county. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7 pp.
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Fritcher, S. 2005. Henslow's sparrow habitat management and monitoring at Great River Bluffs State Park. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 7 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Goodermote, D.L. 1989. A survey of nesting herring gulls on selected sites, along the north shore of Lake Superior from Knife river to the Pigeon river - 1989. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Goodermote, D. L. 1984. A survey of nesting herring gulls along the north shore of Lake Superior from Knife river to the Pigeon river, during the period 1977-1984. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 71 pp.
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Green, J.C. 1985. A strategy for monitoring colonial waterbird species in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 8+ pp.
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Grier, J.W. and J.E. Guinn. 2003. Bald eagle habitats and responses to human disturbances in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 48 pp.
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Grosshuesch, D.A. 2006. Western Great Lakes Region owl monitoring survey, 2006 final report. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
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Guinn, J.E. 2004. Bald eagle nest site selection and productivity related to habitat and human presence in Minnesota. Ph.D Dissertation, North Dakota State University. 172 pp.
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Hamady, M., J. Adams, T. Engel, and S. Backe. 2003. Spatially explicit Goshawk surveys on the Kabetogama and Washington/Sturgeon River State Forest. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Report. 23 pp.
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Haney, A. and S.I. Apfelbaum. 1984. Bird populations in successional communities following wildfire and logging, and in pine plantations, in the Quetico-Superior, in northeastern Minnesota and adjacent Canada. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 28+ pp.
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Hanowski, J.M., and G.J. Niemi. 1985. Habitat characteristics for bird species of special concern and their importance in habitat reclamation. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 59 pp.
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Hanson, D. 1978. A red-necked grebe census on Lake Edward in Crow Wing County. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp.
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Hanson, E.W. 1996. Monitoring the common loon population in Minnesota: assessment of the 1994 and 1995 survey results, the accuracy of volunteers and aerial surveys, and the power of detecting trends. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 160 pp.
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Hanson, L.G. 1994. The Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) of Minnesota: population status and breeding habitat analysis. M.S. Thesis, Central Michigan University. 39 pp.
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Hanson, L.G. 1987. The Henslow's sparrow in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Harper, E., G. Nordquist, S. Stucker, and C. Hall. 2006. Rare animals in the hardwood hills and pine moraines and outwash plains ecological subsections of west-central Minnesota. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 69 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Haws, K.V., B. Djupstrom, and M. Driscoll. 2006. An assessment of birds of Scientific and Natural Areas and Prairie Bank Parcels, located within the Red River Prairie and Tallgrass Aspen Parkland provinces of Northwest Minnesota. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 16 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Haws, K., and P. Booth. 2009. An Assessment of birds of Scientific and Natural Areas located within the Minnesota River Prairie, Mille Lacs Upland, Hardwood Hills, Anoka Sand Plain, Big Woods and St. Paul Baldwin Plains subsections of Minnesota. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 9 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Henderson, C. 1984. Colonial waterbirds in Minnesota. Report by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Henderson, C. 1979. Breeding birds in Minnesota, 1975 - 1979: abundance, distribution, and diversity. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 48 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1979. Minnesota sandhill crane report. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 16 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1978. Minnesota colonial waterbird nesting site inventory. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 30 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1978. Minnesota sandhill crane report. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 17 pp.
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Henderson, C. 1977. Minnesota colonial waterbird nesting site survey. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Henderson, C. 1977. Results of an observation card survey for eastern sandhill cranes in Minnesota for 1977. Report by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
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Henderson, C.L. and K.V. Hirsch. 1980. Minnesota colonial waterbird nesting site inventory. Report by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 37 pp.
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Henneman, C. 2006. Habitat associations of red-shouldered hawks in central Minnesota landscapes. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 56 pp.
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Heron Lake colonial waterbird nesting survey. Various years and authors. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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1960-1992 Report and Sago pondweed study (2819 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Herr, A.M. 1992. Assessing spatial patterns of greater sandhill crane nesting habitat using GIS and remote sensing. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 34 pp.
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Herr, A.M. and L. Queen. 1991. Remote sensing approach to avian conservation: A greater sandhill crane model. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 29 pp.
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Holler, J.I. 2000. Avian diversity, abundance and conservation on a large prairie landscape reserve in Northwestern Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 108 pp.
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Holler, J. 1991. A study of prairie avifauna in northwestern Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 76 pp.
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Holtz, R.E. 1988. A survey of the american bittern at selected wetlands in Washington county. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 12+ pp.
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Johnson, R.G. 1985. Effects of prairie management practices on nesting birds. M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 53 pp.
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Kennedy, P.L. and D.E. Andersen. 2004. Research and monitoring plan for northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis atricapillus) in the western Great Lakes Region. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 83 pp.
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Kittelson, S.M. 1988. An update of the Minnesota Nongame Program's trumpeter swan restoration project. Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 5 pp.
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Knutson, M.G. 1995. Birds of large floodplain forests: Local and regional habitat associations on the upper Mississippi River. Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University. Unpaged.
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Lane, W.H. 1997. Distribution and ecology of boreal owls in Northeast Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 89 pp.
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Lane, W.H. 1992. Status and habitat requirements of the boreal owl (Aegolius funereus) in northeast Minnesota, 1990-1991. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7+ pp.
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Lane, W.H. 1989. 1988 and 1989 survey to determine the status and distribution of the boreal owl in Cook County, MN. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 5+ pp.
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Lane, W.H., M.S. Martell, and P.T. Redig. 1986. Winter activity of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at Pigs Eye Island #1, on the Mississippi River. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7 pp.
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Larson, K. 2012. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2012. Final report produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp.
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Larson, K. 2013. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2013. Final report produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp.
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Louis, M.Y.C. 1989. The Forster's tern in Minnesota: status, distribution, and reproductive success. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 33 pp.
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Martell, M. 1989. Minnesota burrowing owl conservation. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
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Martell, M. and T. Dick. 1996. Nesting habitat characteristics of the Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 30 pp.
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Martell, M., T. Dick, and P.T. Redig. 1994. Nesting habitat characteristics of goshawks in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 19 pp.
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Martell, M.S., J.B. Nibe, P.T. Redig, and G.M. Buhl. 1991. A study of bald eagles wintering along the Mississippi river between St. Paul and Red Wing, Min., and the St. Croix river south of Hudson, Wis., 1987-1990. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 53 pp.
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Martell, M., C. Gieck, J. Nibe, D. Erickson, B. Mandernack, and P. T. Redig. 1991. Bald eagle winter roosts on the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 42 pp.
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Martell, M., J. Schladweiler, and J. Nibe. 1990. Minnesota burrowing owl conservation. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 20 pp.
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Martell, M., P.T. Redig., J. Nibe, and G. Buhl. 1990. Survival of released rehabilitation bald eagles. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 73 pp.
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Martell, M., J. Nibe, and J. Galli. 1990. A report on bald eagle use of the Wacouta Bay, (Mn.) area of the Mississippi River along with management recommendations. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 15 pp.
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Martell, M., P. Redig, and G. Buhl. 1988-1989. A study on wintering and released rehabilitated bald eagles in Minnesota. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 34 pp.
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Mattsson, B.J. 2001. Relationships between multi-scale habitat features and breeding biology of ovenbirds and hermit thrushes. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 79 pp.
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Maxson, S.J., and M.R. Riggs. 1996. Nest habitat selection and nest success of greater sandhill cranes in northwestern Minnesota. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 18+ pp.
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McKearnan, J.E. 1997. Colonial waterbird population analysis project, Phase I. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 56+ pp.
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McKearnan, J.E. 1986. Status and breeding success of common terns in Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 53 pp.
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McKearnan, J.E. and S.J. Maxson. 1994. Reproductive success and nest attentiveness of common terns at Pine and Curry Island, Minnesota in 1993. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 23 pp.
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Miller, J.H., and D. Bosanko. 1989. Status and reproductive success in 1988 of common terns and ring-billed gulls at Leech Lake, Cass County, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 12 pp.
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Miller, J.R., and J.J. LeBrun. 2008. Avian habitat use of Upland Forests in southeast Minnesota’s blufflands. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 30 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Various years. Annual animal survey report for the Minnesota Army National Guard Camp Ripley training site and Arden Hills army training site. Annual reports by the Environmental Office, Camp Ripley Headquarters, Division of Ecological Resources.
2002 Report (1419 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
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Moen, S.M. and H.B. Tordoff. 1993. The genetic and demographic status of peregrine falcons in the upper midwest. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 84 pp.
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Monstad, Y.A. and R.J. Baker. 2004. Results of the Minnesota Loon Monitoring Program (MLMP), 1994-2004. Final reports produced by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2 pp. for each of the six Index Areas.

Aitkin/Crow Wing Index Area (214 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
Becker Index Area (210 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
Cook/Lake Index Area (212 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
Itasca Index Area (221 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
Kandiyohi Index Area (211 KB)This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
Otter Tail Index Area (208 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Mooty, J. and J. Hines. 1994. American bittern survey. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2+ pp.
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Mooty, J.L. and P.S. Perry. 1985. Common loon numbers in northcentral Minnesota. Final report by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 11 pp.
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Mosher, J.A. 1987. Woodland hawk census project. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 40 pp.
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Nelson, G.M. 1980. Some notes on a double-crested cormorant rookery in Meeker County, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Department of Natural Resources. 28 pp.
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Nelson, M.D. 1982. Red-shoulder hawk nesting survey of Winona and Wabasha counties, Minnesota. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 3+ pp.
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Niemi, G.J., and J.M. Hanowski. 1984. Habitat characteristics of yellow rail, upland sandpiper, and sharp-tailed sparrow territories. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 15 pp.
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Orr, D.J. 1981. Western Minnesota colonial waterbird nesting site inventory. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Department of Natural Resources. 47 pp.
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Partch, M.L. 1990. Nesting of great blue herons at the Cold Spring heron colony. Final report. 23 pp.
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Penning, W.L. 1993. The common tern (Sterna hirundo) in western Lake Superior: history, management, and population modeling. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 59 pp.
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Perry, P.S. and K. Woizeschke. 2000. A survey of common loons on small lakes in central Minnesota. In The Common Loon- population status and fall migration in Minnesota, P.H. Svingen and A.X. Hertzel (eds.). M.O.U. Occasional Papers: No. 3, 7 pp.
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Pig's Eye heron colony nesting survey. Various years and authors. Final report submitted by the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1985 Survey (567 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1984 Survey (213 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1983 Survey (188 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1982 Survey (82 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Piping plover recovery and monitoring, Lake of the Woods, Minnesota. Multiple years and authors. Reports from 1988-1992, 1994, 2003-2004, and 2005-2007 also have common tern information. Reports submitted to the USFWS by the Nongame Wildlife Program and the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
2005-2007 Report (1312 KB) This is a
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Introduction to 2003-2004 Report (html)
2003-2004 Report (995 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
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2001 Report (1001 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
2000 Report (883 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1999 Report (973 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
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1998 Report (813 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1997 Report (732 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1996 Report (714 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1995 Report (865 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1994 Report (1178 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1993 Report (1055 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1992 Report (1291 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1991 Report (1157 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1990 Report (1075 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1989 Report (1164 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1988 Report (965 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1987 Report (910 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1986 Report (694 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1985 Report (734 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
1983 Report (1851 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
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Powell, A.N. 1991. Monitoring black tern populations in Minnesota in association with the USFWS waterfowl production survey. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 24 pp.
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Provost, J.L. 1990. Biology of sandhill cranes on breeding and fall staging areas in northwestern Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of North Dakota. 111 pp.
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Quamen, F.R. 2007. A landscape approach to grassland bird conservation in the prairie pothole region of the northern Great Plains. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Montana, Missoula. 150 pp.
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Redig, P.T., G.E., S. Schwartz, and E. Lawler. 1983. An investigation into the effects of lead poisoning on bald eagles and other raptors. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Roberson, A.M. 2001. Evaluating and developing survey techniques using broadcast conspecific calls for northern goshawks in Minnesota. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 41 pp.
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Smithers, B.L. 2003. Northern goshawk food habits in Minnesota: an analysis using time-lapse recording systems. M.S. Thesis, Texas Tech University. 64 pp.
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Strong, P.I.V. and R. Baker. 1991. An estimate of Minnesota's summer population of adult common loons. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 64 pp.
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Stucker, J.H., and F.J. Cuthbert. 2000. Biodiversity of southeastern Minnesota forested streams: relationships between trout habitat improvement practices, riparian communities, and the Louisiana waterthrush. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 147 pages.
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Svedarsky, D.W. 1992. Biological inventory of a multi-purpose flood control impoundment in northwest Minnesota and potentials for nongame and game bird management. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 115 pp.
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Svingen, P.H. and A.X. Hertzel (Eds.). 2000. The common loon, population status and fall migration in Minnesota. M.O.U. Occasional Papers: Number 3. 46 pp.
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Tacha, M.C. and T.C. Tacha. 1985. Status and distribution of sandhill cranes in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 36+ pp.
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Tenney, M.K. 1986. A life history study of turkey vultures along the root river valley in Fillmore county, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 76 pp.
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Tischler, K.B. 2001. Pilot study of common loon (Gavia immer) and watercraft interactions on Minnesota lakes. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 11 pp.
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Valley, P.J. 1985. Common loon (Gavia immer) density, productivity, and nesting requirements on the whitefish chain of lakes in north-central Minnesota. Final report (senior thesis) submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 37 pp.
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Von Duyke, A. 2006. Summary report: Monitoring, research, and management activities at the Peltier Island heronry during 2004 & 2005 field season. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 19 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Warner, D.W. and A.R. Weisbrod. 1985. Bird migration in the St. Croix River valley: use of fragmented habitats by migratory birds. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 35 pp.
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Wiens, T.P. 1986. Nest-site tenacity and mate retention in the piping plover (Charadrius melodus). M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 34 pp.
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Wires, L.R., F.J. Cuthbert, and D. Hamilton. 2011. The American white pelican and double-crested cormorant in Minnesota in 2010: distribution, abundance, and population change. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program. 28 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Wires, L.R., K.V. Haws, and F.J. Cuthbert. 2005. The double-crested cormorant and American white pelican in Minnesota: a statewide status assessment. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program. 28 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Wyckoff, A.M. 1985. Final township maps and potential site frequency summaries regarding longspurs for five counties in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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Cass County (1172 KB) This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
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Wyckoff, A. 1985. Population assessment Calcarius ornatus (chestnut-collared longspurs), felton prairie, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Department of Natural Resources. 33 pp.
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