Important Bird Areas

South-Central North Shore IBA

Minnesota

The South-Central North Shore (SNS)
IBA encompasses that portion of the North Shore of Lake Superior extending
south and southwest from the Superior National Forest IBA to the shoreline of
Lake Superior.  Located in northeastern
Minnesota, the IBA extends from the northeastern outskirts of Duluth, St. Louis
County, northeastward through Lake County into the extreme SW corner of Cook
County, ending just southwest of Schroeder. The IBA includes more than 70 miles
of Lake Superior shoreline (Figure 1). 
In addition to Duluth, larger cities and towns within or adjoining the
IBA include Two Harbors, Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, and Finland.  The Superior Hiking Trail runs through the
length of the IBA.

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