Birding in Minnesota State Parks

Birders in a Minnesota State Park.

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!

Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.


 

Birding events in Minnesota State Parks

 

Events Calendar

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02/16/19

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Snowshoe Adventure

02/17/19

Wild River State Park

A Swan Song

02/24/19

Fort Snelling State Park

All About Bluebirds

04/13/19

Brown's Creek State Trail at Neal Ave Trailhead

Birdwatching walk

04/26/19

Itasca State Park

An Itasca Spring Hike

04/27/19

Wild River State Park

Sights and Sounds of Spring Hike

04/30/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Spring into Gooseberry

05/04/19

Interstate State Park

Put Some Spring in Your Step: River Trail

05/04/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Birding for Beginners

05/07/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Spring into Gooseberry

05/11/19

Brown's Creek State Trail

Women's Birds, Buds and Blooms Walk

05/11/19

St. Croix State Park

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration

05/11/19

St. Croix State Park

Bird Banding

05/11/19

Interstate State Park

Kids, Birds and Binoculars

05/14/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Spring into Gooseberry

05/18/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Tweet, Soar, Fly

05/18/19

Itasca State Park

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

05/25/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Tweet, Soar, Fly

05/25/19

Itasca State Park

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

05/26/19

Big Stone Lake State Park

Bluebird Geocache

06/01/19

Itasca State Park

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

06/08/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fast Flyers: Peregrine Falcons

06/09/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Tweet, Soar, Fly

06/17/19

Interstate State Park

Little Explorers: B is for Bird

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: