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. 

Date Park Meeting Place Parking

June 13, 2020 Lake Elmo Park Reserve South Side or Nordic Center Nordic Trailhead Lot
July 11, 2020 Pine Point Regional Park  Trailhead Kiosk Main Parking Lot
August 8, 2020 Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park  Trailhead Kiosk Playground Parking Lot
September 12, 2020 St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park Hilltop Picnic Pavilion Hilltop Parking Lot 
October 24, 2020  Big Marine Park Reserve Playground Playground Parking Lot
November 14, 2020  Pine Point Regional Park Trailhead Kiosk Main Parking Lot
December 19, 2020  Lake Elmo Park Reserve South Side of Nordic Center Nordic Trailhead Lot