Photo courtesy Steve Kuchera

Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus

I grew up in a small southern Minnesota town called Winnebago, where much of my free time as a youngster was spent playing outside, whether it was baseball or fishing the Blue Earth River. My interest in birds started with observing a yellow-headed blackbird at my grandmother’s farm when I was young, alongside my affinity for nature and the outdoors. I have a degree in Environmental Biology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

I am currently the Head Naturalist with the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, have been a member of Duluth Audubon Society for 7 years (participating on the Board for 6 years, and am currently the chair for the Education and Field Trip Committee, and co-chair of the Bird City Committee), and also teach courses for the Minnesota Master Naturalist program. I have an affinity for every and all species in the region and beyond and am happy to be teaching another round of Bird ID Courses!

Photo courtesy Steve Kuchera


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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