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Eagan, Minnesota, a town known for its trees, is the largest municipality in Dakota County, Minnesota. It's an area of rolling hills interspersed with over 1200 ponds, lakes and wetlands and is situated in southeast Minnesota just across the Minnesota River from the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport. [2]


Notable Species

Dakota County, where Eagan is located, has 353 bird species reported for the area with 11 globally threatened species and 1 extinct species. [1]

The Minnesota state bird is the Common Loon.


Some of the species regarded as rare for this area[1] include the Cinnamon Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Barrow's Goldeneye, Clark's Grebe, Band-tailed Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Yellow Rail, Ruff, Western Sandpiper, Sabine's Gull, Ross's Gull, Laughing Gull, California Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Slaty-backed Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Least Tern, Arctic Tern, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Brown Pelican, Tricolored Heron, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Ferruginous Hawk, Barn Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gyrfalcon, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Tropical Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, White-eyed Vireo, Canada Jay, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Sage Thrasher, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Great-tailed Grackle, Worm-eating Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak.


Birds you can see here include:

Ruddy Duck, Northern Bobwhite, Wild Turkey, Western Grebe, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Forster's Tern, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Eastern Kingbird, Red-eyed Vireo, Northern Shrike, Common Raven, Tufted Titmouse, Horned Lark, Cliff Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Carolina Wren, European Starling, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, House Sparrow, American Pipit, American Goldfinch, Snow Bunting, Eastern Towhee, Yellow-breasted Chat, Brewer's Blackbird, Wilson's Warbler, Dickcissel

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

Fort Snelling State Park - 101 Snelling Lake Road, St. Paul, MN 55111

A day-use park with a variety of opportunities to embrace nature.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 3815 American Blvd. East Bloomington, MN 55425

A wildlife refuge that's part of the US National Wildlife Refuge system with a varied range of ways to enjoy nature.

Access and Facilities

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is the closest commercial airport with major airline service.

Consult a trusted travel professional for specific, up-to-date information.

Contact Details

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External Links

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  1. Lepage D. (2020) Dakota Bird Checklist - Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World. Retrieved 19 September 2020
  2. City of Eagan - https://www.cityofeagan.com/

Recommended Citation


  1. Eagan, Minnesota on Google Maps

Content and images originally posted by Charles Carroll