Blane Klemek column: Many birds rely on the waters of Minnesota
It's no wonder that more than 400 species of birds occur in Minnesota.
Our state is replete with diverse habitats that range from prairie to forest to abundant wetlands, lakes and rivers. Some birds are summer residents, while others call Minnesota home the year around. And though hard to understand, some birds actually only winter here - snowy owls and snow buntings, for example.