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

07/20/18

St. Croix State Park

Whatever Hike with the Naturalist

07/20/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Nettles, Ticks, and Wild Parsnip, Oh my!

07/21/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/22/18

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Trails

07/23/18

Wild River State Park

Birding for Beginners

07/27/18

Interstate State Park

A Truly Patriotic Bird

07/27/18

St. Croix State Park

Whatever Hike with the Naturalist

07/28/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/28/18

William O'Brien State Park

Birding for Beginners!

07/29/18

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Trails

08/11/18

Minneopa State Park

Owls of Minnesota

08/14/18

Red River State Recreation Area

Birding Walk

08/18/18

Whitewater State Park

Roadkill Cafe: Turkey Vultures

08/25/18

William O'Brien State Park

Discover Your Wild Side!

09/01/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Special Program: Hunters of the Sky

09/15/18

Savanna Portage State Park

Fall Color Hike

09/22/18

Savanna Portage State Park

Fall Color Hike

10/21/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

R is for Raptors...

11/11/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Fall Nature Walk

12/17/18

Itasca State Park

23rd 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: