We have so many great ducks, swans, and white pelicans here in MN. I love getting into my kayak and getting a different vantage point while getting a little exercise as a bonus:-)
Some of my favorite spots are Pig's Eye Lake, the Mississippi River, Hidden Falls, Nine Mile Creek on the MN river and many Mpls/St. Paul lakes.
My favorite birds this year was the western grebe with babies on board.
P.S. Loons have their own collection.