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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04/20/19

William O'Brien State Park

Mystery Bird Theater (All ages welcome)

04/20/19

William O'Brien State Park

Springtime Walk (All ages welcome)

04/21/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bird Migration Walk (Ages 5 to adult)

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 - CANCELED

05/04/19

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Spring Bird Migration

05/04/19

Interstate State Park

Guess that Bird! Investigation Station

05/05/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Walk & Talk

05/05/19

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

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

CANCELED World Migratory Bird Day Celebration

05/11/19

St. Croix State Park

CANCELED Bird Banding

05/11/19

Interstate State Park

Kids, Birds and Binoculars

05/11/19

Brown's Creek State Trail

Birds, Buds and Blooms Walk

05/12/19

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

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

05/18/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

05/19/19

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

05/25/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Tweet, Soar, Fly

05/25/19

Itasca State Park

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

05/25/19

Father Hennepin State Park

Special Program: Hunters of the Sky

05/25/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

05/26/19

Big Stone Lake State Park

Bluebird Geocache

05/26/19

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

06/01/19

Itasca State Park

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

06/01/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/01/19

Interstate State Park

Guess that Bird! Investigation Station

06/08/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fast Flyers: Peregrine Falcons

06/08/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/08/19

Jay Cooke State Park

River of Birds - Open House

06/09/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Tweet, Soar, Fly

06/09/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Walk & Talk

06/15/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/17/19

Interstate State Park

Little Explorers: B is for Bird

06/20/19

Interstate State Park

Young Scientists Become Birders

06/22/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/23/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Walk & Talk

06/29/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/06/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

07/07/19

William O'Brien State Park

Bluebird Walk & Talk

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

07/27/19

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

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: