Bird Hikes

Bird HikesTake 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. 

DateParkMeeting PlaceParking
June 11Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead KioskMain Parking Lot
July 9Lake Elmo Park ReserveNordic CenterNordic Center
August 13St. Croix Bluffs Regional ParkHilltop PavilionHilltop Pavilion
September 10Cottage Grove Ravine Regional ParkTrailhead KioskPlayground
October 8Big Marine Park ReservePlaygroundPlayground Parking Lot
November 12Lake Elmo Park ReserveNordic CenterNordic Center
December 10Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead KioskMain Parking Lot