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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Guided bird hikes in Washington County Parks continue Oct. 24

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout Washington County Parks will continue with a hike 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Big Marine Park Reserve.

Hikers should park in the playground parking lot, where the group will meet.

Registration is required, as group size is limited, and may be found on the Washington County Parks web page.

Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix Valley home and contribute to citizen science data collection by completing bird count surveys with the guide. The surveys collected will assist the county’s Natural Resources team and related work in conjunction with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund grant.  

For Washington County park locations, see Under park locations, find a county map with park contact information; search “guided bird hikes” on the county website for more information.

The hike will traverse turf, gravel, and paved trail depending on trail conditions. Participants should bring binoculars and dress for hiking and the weather. This program is free with a parks vehicle permit ($7/daily or $30/annually), and is open to people of all ages and abilities. ADA accommodations can be made as needed. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

For questions, call 651-430-8370 or email at

Hikes continue Nov. 14, and Dec. 19.

For more Washington County Parks programs and events, see .

Follow Washington County Parks on social media at @WashCountyParks.

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