Sax-Zim Bog

       
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Area and County

    St. Louis County
    Northeast Minnesota
     
 

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Size

247 square miles

 
 
Maps
     
 
Begin Wildlife Drive

Meadowlands (CR 193 & CR 496)
N47 4.181, W92 44.028

 
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Ecological Classification Province  

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Northern Minnesota Drift & Lake Plains

Subsection(s)  

Tamarack Lowlands

Land Type Association(s)

Aurora Till Plain

Floodwood Peatlands

Warba Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1 Not mapped (2/2/2018)
 
Natural Features

Spruce, tamarack and northern white cedar bogs

 
Ownership

 

Mostly private property

 
Links

Iron Trail Tourism Bureau

The Sax-Zim Bog

 
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Large Area
Sax-zim Bog is an area, not a site. It is 247 square miles of prime birding habitat in St. Louis County About half of the land in the area is owned by the county. The area includes four wildlife management areas, Sax WMA, Zim WMA, Femroy WMA, and Little Whiteface River WMA. Outside of these WMAs, the best way to explore the area is in your car. Winter is the best time to see owls and shrikes.

 
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  Sax Zim Bog 2014
Matt Stratmoen
 
  Sax Zim Bog 2014  
 
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Feb. 7-8, 2014

 
     
  Sax Zim Bog - Jan 2015
Craig A. Mullenbach
 
  Sax Zim Bog - Jan 2015  
 
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Sax Zim Bog Northern Minnesota

 
     

 

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  Great Gray Owl - Sax-Zim Bog 1/25/13
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Published on Feb 2, 2013

Great Gray along McDavitt road in the bog

   
       

 

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Jaxon Lane

               
6/15/2018

White Cedar Swamp FPn63a

Black Spruce Bog APn80a

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype FDn43b1

Northern Rich Tamarack Swamp (Western Basin) FPn82

 
Birds

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

 
 
Plants

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

bog Labrador tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)

bog laurel (Kalmia polifolia)

goldthread (Coptis trifolia)

Indianpipe (Monotropa uniflora)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

tamarack (Larix laricina)

 
               

Andy Witchger

               
Birds

Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia)

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)

Black-billed Magpie

               
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Birds

The three wildlife management areas within the Sax-Zim Bog emphasize protection for Sharp-tailed Grouse.

 
 

eBird Field Checklist (Welcome Center Bog)

 
 

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula)

Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis)

Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus)

Great Gray Owl
 
Plants

tamarack

 

 

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