Birding Events in Minnesota State Parks

Minnesota state parks are a haven for birds and birdwatchers alike. Bird habitats around Minnesota—and everywhere in the world—are declining, and as a result, so are many bird species and populations. The state parks provide and preserve a much-needed variety and diversity of habitats for birds. If you want to see birds in Minnesota, visit a state park!

Park-specific bird checklists
More birding resources

Many parks hold bird surveys and bird banding demonstrations, and there are often naturalist-led bird walks or other birding programs. Find one here:


Events

01/01/15

Whitewater State Park

19th Annual Whitewater River Valley Christmas Bird Count

01/03/15

Lake Carlos State Park

5th Annual Alexandria Christmas Bird Count

01/14/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Birds and Bone Builders RSVP

01/31/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Winter Birding for Beginners

02/14/15

Big Bog State Park

Snowshoe Adventure

02/28/15

Fort Snelling State Park

All About Bluebirds

02/28/15

Wild River State Park

Feeder Favorites

02/28/15

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Return of the Eagles

03/07/15

Afton State Park

Bluebird Workshop

03/14/15

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Workshop!

04/19/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Birds, Books, and Binoculars

05/02/15

Interstate State Park

Birding Stroll for Adults: Thirty Minutes

05/02/15

Lake Carlos State Park

Welcoming the Bluebirds

05/09/15

Lake Bemidji State Park

Spring Bird Survey

05/09/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

05/09/15

Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

Birdbanding in the Big Woods

05/10/15

Interstate State Park

Birding Stroll for Adults: Thirty Minutes

05/16/15

Interstate State Park

After Supper Stroll for Signs of Spring

05/16/15

Minneopa State Park

Bird Banding

05/16/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

05/17/15

Interstate State Park

Spring Highlights Hike: Thirty Minutes

05/22/15 - 05/24/15

St. Croix State Park

Bird Bonanza Weekend

05/23/15

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Overlook Hike

05/23/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

05/24/15

Flandrau State Park

Owls of Minnesota

05/24/15

Interstate State Park

Birding Fun for Kids (and their Adults)

05/24/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Birding for Beginners

05/30/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

05/30/15

Fort Snelling State Park

Women's Birds, Books, and Binoculars

06/06/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/06/15

Big Bog State Park

Bugs & Blooms: Bog Flowers on the Boardwalk

06/13/15

Lake Maria State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

06/13/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/13/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

LIVE! Peregrine Falcons in the Midwest: DROP IN PROGRAM

06/13/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

The Sport of Kings: Falconry with LIVE birds

06/15/15

Interstate State Park

Little Explorers for Ages 3-6: B is for Bird

06/20/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/20/15

William O'Brien State Park

Birding in Minnesota State Parks!

06/26/15

Minneopa State Park

Owls of Minnesota

06/27/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/04/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/11/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/18/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/25/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

08/29/15

Whitewater State Park

Full Moon Owl Prowl

09/26/15

Itasca State Park

8th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival: Lantern Lit Hike and Activities

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