Take part in a guided bird hike at Washington County Parks and join the ranks of the 47 million birders in the United States. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced birder, these hikes are a great way to get outdoors, listen to the sounds of nature, and learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home.
Participants also have the opportunity to contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with your guide. The surveys collected will assist our Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.
Remember to dress for the weather. We recommend bringing your binoculars and a water bottle. Other recommended items include sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, hiking or tennis shoes, bug spray and snacks.
For all ages; children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
All bird hikes occur 9 - 10:30 a.m. Registration required.
|January 8, 2022||Lake Elmo Park Reserve||South Side of the Nordic Center||Nordic Trailhead Lot|
|February 12,||Pine Point Regional Park||Trailhead Kiosk||Main Parking Lot|
|March 12||Big Marine Park Reserve||Playground||Playground Parking Lot|
|April 9||St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park||Hilltop Pavilion||Hilltop Pavilion|
|May 14||Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park||Trailhead Kiosk||Playground|
|June 11||Pine Point Regional Park||Trailhead Kiosk||Main Parking Lot|
|July 9||Lake Elmo Park Reserve||Nordic Center||Nordic Center|
|August 13||St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park||Hilltop Pavilion||Hilltop Pavilion|
|September 10||Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park||Trailhead Kiosk||Playground|
|October 8||Big Marine Park Reserve||Playground||Playground Parking Lot|
|November 12||Lake Elmo Park Reserve||Nordic Center||Nordic Center|
|December 10||Pine Point Regional Park||Trailhead Kiosk||Main Parking Lot|