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 Place
December 10, 2022Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead Kiosk
January 14, 2023Lake Elmo Park ReserveNordic Center
February 11, 2023Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead Kiosk
March 11, 2023Big Marine Park ReservePlayground Parking Lot
April 8, 2023St. Croix Bluffs Regional ParkHilltop Pavilion
May 13, 2023Cottage Grove Ravine Regional ParkTrailhead Kiosk
June 10, 2023Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead Kiosk
July 8, 2023Lake Elmo Park ReserveNordic Center
August 12, 2023St. Croix Bluffs Regional ParkHilltop Pavilion
September 9, 2023Cottage Grove Ravine Regional ParkTrailhead Kiosk
October 14, 2023Big Marine Park ReservePlayground Parking Lot
November 11, 2023Lake Elmo Park ReserveNordic Center
December 9, 2023Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead Kiosk