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:



Whitewater State Park

19th Annual Whitewater River Valley Christmas Bird Count


Lake Carlos State Park

5th Annual Alexandria Christmas Bird Count


Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone

Flying WILD & One Bird Two Worlds Teacher Workshop


Fort Snelling State Park

Winter Birding for Beginners


Fort Snelling State Park

All About Bluebirds


William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Workshop!


Interstate State Park

Bird Watching Stroll

Find more events.


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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.