Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
 about habitat birds + science 20 birds
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Masters of Air, Lovers of Water

Look skyward. Who hasn’t spent time watching birds flutter, glide, soar and circle
as they navigate the oceans of air that encircle the earth? And who hasn’t wondered
how it would feel to set wing into wind and see the world from above?

As much as birds are masters of the sky, most of them also have equally powerful links to water ó especially in our Great Lakes region, where the landscape is dominated by lakes, rivers, streams, marshes and wetlands. So itís no wonder that the migratory birds that spend time in the Great Lakes region do so as much because of water as air. This online guide features 20 migratory birds common to the Great Lakes region, and explores their special relationships with water. Be prepared to be surprised as you see birds from this new angle.

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ML Reeb writer: Laurence Wiland design: T. Yao