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. 

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please click on the date to make your reservation now. FREE with vehicle permit. 

DateParkMeeting PlaceParking
December 19, 2020Lake Elmo Park Reserve
South Side of Nordic CenterNordic Trailhead Lot
January 16, 2021Lake Elmo Park ReserveSouth Side of Nordic CenterNordic Trailhead Lot
February 13, 2021Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead KioskMain Parking Lot
March 13, 2021Big Marine Park ReservePlayground Parking LotPlayground Parking Lot
April 10, 2021St. Croix Bluffs Regional ParkHilltop Picnic PavilionHilltop Parking Lot
May 8, 2021Cottage Grove Ravine Regional ParkTrailhead KioskBottom Parking Lot