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
January 16, 2021Lake Elmo Park ReserveSouth Side of the Nordic CenterNordic Trailhead Lot
February 20 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 KioskPlayground Parking Lot
June 12, 2021Lake Elmo Park ReserveSouth Side of the Nordic CenterNordic Trailhead Lot
July 10, 2021St. Croix Bluffs Regional ParkHilltop Picnic Pavilion
Hilltop Parking Lot
August 14, 2021Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead KioskMain Parking Lot




September 11, 2021Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
Trailhead Kiosk
Playground Parking Lot
October 9, 2021Big Marine Park ReservePlayground Parking Lot
Playground Parking Lot
November 13, 2021Pine Point Regional ParkTrailhead KioskMain Parking Lot
December 11, 2021Lake Elmo Park ReserveSouth Side of the Nordic Center
Nordic Trailhead Lot