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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

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07/22/17

Sibley State Park

Birding by i-Phone

07/22/17

Itasca State Park

Jr. Naturalist: Aquatic Habitats

07/23/17

St. Croix State Park

Build a Bird House

07/27/17

McCarthy Beach State Park

Nature Walk Series 4 - Introduction to Phenology

07/29/17

Sibley State Park

LIVE Raptor Program by Audubon Center of the North Woods

07/29/17

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Presenters Under the Pines: Minnesota Raptors with the Nature Connection

07/29/17

Upper Sioux Agency State Park: Visitor Center

Raptors By Family

08/04/17

Sibley State Park

A Pelican Brief

08/05/17

Monson Lake State Park

Birding by i-Phone

08/05/17

Sibley State Park

Birding by i-Phone at Monson Lake State Park: Caravan from Sibley

08/06/17

St. Croix State Park

The Migration Game

08/10/17

McCarthy Beach State Park

Nature Walk Series 5 Introduction to Phenology

08/12/17

Interstate State Park

What's Your Wingspan?

08/16/17

Glendalough State Park

Nature Explorations: Birds and Blooms

08/19/17

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Flying Shadows: Stories of the Raven

08/23/17

Glacial Lakes State Park

Nature Explorations: Birds and Blooms

08/25/17

Fort Ridgely State Park

Owls of Minnesota

08/26/17

Fort Snelling State Park

Birding For Beginners

09/03/17

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

09/09/17

William O'Brien State Park

A Special Early Morning Birdwalk!

09/10/17

Fort Snelling State Park

The Coming of Autumn

09/16/17

Glacial Lakes State Park

Incredible Journeys- Bird Migrations

09/16/17

Afton State Park

Birds of Afton State Park

09/16/17

Fort Snelling State Park

Women in the Parks: Birds, Books, and Binoculars

09/23/17

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Trail Walk: Woods, Wings & Wildlife

10/07/17

William O'Brien State Park

A Special Early Morning Birdwalk!

10/21/17

Fort Snelling State Park

Birding for Beginners

11/18/17

Jay Cooke State Park

Winter Bird I.D.

11/19/17

Fort Snelling State Park

Abandoned Homes

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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: