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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10/12/19

Falling Leaves Walk

Jay Cooke State Park

10/12/19

Fast Flyers: Peregrine Falcons

Gooseberry Falls State Park

10/18/19

Birds and Fall Birding

Lake Carlos State Park

11/30/19

Abandoned Homes

Fort Snelling State Park

12/07/19

Woodworking with Nature: Bird Feeders

Glacial Lakes State Park

12/12/19

Winter Wandering

Gooseberry Falls State Park

12/15/19

Winter Bird Feeding Tips

Fort Snelling State Park

12/16/19

24th Annual Itasca State Park Winter Bird Count

Itasca State Park

12/21/19

Winter Birds

William O'Brien State Park

12/28/19

10th Annual Christmas Bird Count

Lake Carlos State Park

12/29/19

Fast Flyers: Peregrine Falcons

Gooseberry Falls 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: