Birding in Minnesota State Parks

Birders in a Minnesota State Park.

 

A resource for birds and birdwatchers

Minnesota state parks provide and preserve necessary habitats for Minnesota’s birds. Whether it’s the bogs of Lake Bemidji State Park or the prairies of Blue Mounds State Park, there are a variety of bird species you can see. There are many resources for birdwatching in Minnesota state parks, so grab your binoculars and hit the trails!

Birding resources

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Birding events in Minnesota State Parks

 

Events Calendar

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06/19/19

Glacial Lakes State Park

Nature Explorations: Birds and Birding for Beginners

06/19/19

Tettegouche State Park

I spy Birds

06/20/19

Interstate State Park

Young Scientists Become Birders

06/22/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/22/19

Whitewater State Park

Roadkill Cafe: Turkey Vultures

06/22/19

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Owls: Phantoms of the night

06/23/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Walk & Talk

06/23/19

Glacial Lakes State Park

Birding and Glacial Feature Hikes

06/27/19

McCarthy Beach State Park

Curiosity Hike

06/28/19

St. Croix State Park

Bird Bingo

06/29/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/29/19

Interstate State Park

Who Soars Here?: Investigation Station

06/30/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bird Nest Mystery

07/06/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/06/19

William O'Brien State Park

Discover Your Wild Side!

07/07/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Walk & Talk

07/10/19

City of Willmar Library

Willmar Library Summer Reading Program: Birds

07/13/19

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Guided Big Bog Boardwalk Tour

07/13/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/14/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Walk & Talk

07/20/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/25/19

McCarthy Beach State Park

Curiosity Hike

07/27/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/27/19

Interstate State Park

Who Soars Here?: Investigation Station

08/22/19

McCarthy Beach State Park

Curiosity Hike

09/08/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Birding for Beginners

09/14/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Women in the Parks: Birding for Beginners

10/12/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Falling Leaves Walk

11/20/19

Blue Mounds State Park

Pre-school Edition: Better Bird Beaks

11/30/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Abandoned Homes

12/16/19

Itasca State Park

24th Annual Itasca State Park Winter Bird Count

 

Birds of Minnesota State Parks

 

Photo of the book jacket

We're thrilled to introduce Birds of Minnesota State Parks, which was 11 years in the making and includes more than 200 pages of maps, color photos and insider tips on finding and identifying over 300 birds that can be seen in Minnesota state parks.

The book was a labor of love by noted ornithologist and author Bob Janssen, Minnesota State Parks and Trails, and the Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Program.

Available for purchase here: