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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05/02/20Sounds of Spring HikeWild River State Park
05/02/20Birding for beginnersFort Snelling State Park
05/16/20Take Flight! Spotting Spring BirdsItasca State Park
05/16/20May Bursting Buds Phenology WalkJay Cooke State Park
05/23/20Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds Itasca State Park
05/23/20Kids, Birds and BinocularsInterstate State Park
05/24/20Trail Walk: Woods, Wings & Wildlife Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
05/30/20Beginning Birding: From Books to BinocularsGooseberry Falls State Park
06/06/20Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds Itasca State Park
06/12/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
06/13/20Live Peregrines at the ParkTettegouche State Park
06/27/20Minnesota Raptors: Live!Old Mill State Park
06/27/20Minnesota Raptors: Live!Red River State Recreation Area
07/17/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
08/01/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
08/14/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
08/28/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Big Bog State Recreation Area
08/29/20Bog (mashkiig) Discovery: Roving Bog Walk Lake Bemidji State Park
09/19/20Birding for beginnersFort Snelling 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: