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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!



Birding events in Minnesota State Parks


Events Calendar

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05/26/17

Wild River State Park

Ribbet and Blues: Songs of Frogs and Toads

05/27/17

Father Hennepin State Park

Special Program: Hunters of the Sky

05/27/17

Itasca State Park

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

05/27/17

Fort Ridgely State Park

Bird Ecology

05/28/17

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

05/28/17

Jay Cooke State Park

Early Bird Walk

05/28/17

Big Stone Lake State Park

Who's living in the Bluebird House??

05/28/17

Red River State Recreation Area

Birds & Blooms

05/28/17

Wild River State Park

Birding for Beginners

06/03/17

Itasca State Park

Take Flight! Spotting Spring Birds

06/03/17

Sibley State Park

Birding by i-Phone

06/04/17

Jay Cooke State Park

Early Bird Walk

06/10/17

Big Bog State Recreation Area

National Get Outdoors Day - Bog Flowers on the Boardwalk

06/10/17

Wild River State Park

Raptors of the Great Lakes Region

06/10/17

McCarthy Beach State Park

Bird Watching Basics

06/10/17

Lake Bemidji State Park

Minnesota Raptors--Live!

06/10/17

Big Stone Lake State Park

Who's living in the Bluebird House??

06/10/17

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fast Flyers: Peregrine Falcons

06/11/17

Jay Cooke State Park

Early Bird Walk

06/23/17

Whitewater State Park

Roadkill Cafe: Turkey Vultures

06/24/17

Glacial Lakes State Park

BioBlitz

06/25/17

Fort Snelling State Park

Introduction to Birds, Books, and Binoculars

07/21/17

Sibley State Park

A Pelican Brief

07/22/17

Sibley State Park

Birding by i-Phone

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

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

08/06/17

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

08/13/17

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

08/19/17

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Flying Shadows: Stories of the Raven

08/20/17

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

08/25/17

Fort Ridgely State Park

Owls of Minnesota

08/26/17

Fort Snelling State Park

Birding For Beginners

08/27/17

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

09/03/17

Whitewater State Park

Bird Banding Demonstration

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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: