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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01/23/20

Winter Wandering

Gooseberry Falls State Park

02/06/20

Winter Wandering

Gooseberry Falls State Park

02/15/20

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Lake Bemidji State Park

02/20/20

Winter Wandering

Gooseberry Falls State Park

02/22/20

Winter Birding for Beginners

Fort Snelling State Park

02/29/20

Women's Winter Walk

Afton State Park

03/21/20

Let's Learn about our "Gems of Blue", the Bluebird!

William O'Brien State Park

05/02/20

Sounds of Spring Hike

Wild River State Park

05/16/20

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

Itasca State Park

05/16/20

May Bursting Buds Phenology Walk

Jay Cooke State Park

05/23/20

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

Itasca State Park

05/23/20

Tweet, Soar, Fly

Gooseberry Falls State Park

05/24/20

Trail Walk: Woods, Wings & Wildlife

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

05/30/20

Beginning Birding: From Books to Binoculars

Gooseberry Falls State Park

06/06/20

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

Itasca State Park

 

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: