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.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please click on the date to make your reservation now. FREE with vehicle permit.
|June 12, 2021||Lake Elmo Park Reserve||South Side of the Nordic Center||Nordic Trailhead Lot|
|July 10, 2021||St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park||Hilltop Picnic Pavilion||Hilltop Parking Lot|
|August 14, 2021||Pine Point Regional Park||Trailhead Kiosk||Main Parking Lot|
|September 11, 2021||Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park||Trailhead Kiosk||Playground Parking Lot|
|October 9, 2021||Big Marine Park Reserve||Playground Parking Lot||Playground Parking Lot|
|November 13, 2021||Pine Point Regional Park||Trailhead Kiosk||Main Parking Lot|
|December 11, 2021||Lake Elmo Park Reserve||South Side of the Nordic Center||Nordic Trailhead Lot|