Get outdoors to enjoy free monthly Bird Hikes at Washington County Parks!
Our family loves birds! In fact, my son and I went on one of these guided hikes last winter and had a blast bird watching. The individuals that host the walks at Washington County State Parks are very knowledgable and they were also very patient with my son, who had a zillion questions!
We saw (and heard) quite a few different kinds of birds. It was the perfect winter activity and we both learned a lot!
There are monthly Bird Hikes at Washington County Parks. These are free events that happen from 9 – 10:30 am once each month.
2024 bird hikes this year:
- January 13 Lake Elmo Park Reserve
- February 10 Pine Point Regional Park
- March 9 Big Marine Park Reserve
- April 13 St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
- May 11 Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
- June 8 Pine Point Regional Park
- July 13 Lake Elmo Park Reserve
- August 10 St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
- September 14 Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park
- October 12 Big Marine Park Reserve
- November 9 Lake Elmo Park Reserve
- December 14 Pine Point Regional Park
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited and reservations are required.
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.
Visit the Washington County Parks website for more information and to register.
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Hannah is a married mom of 3 kiddos in the northeast area of the Twin Cities. Born and raised here in MN, she loves finding deals and special events to share with others.
Hannah enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading books, going on road trips up north, singing along with the radio and finding new thrift stores to shop! Hannah is also a fierce advocate for people with disabilities and is always on the lookout for more sensory friendly opportunities in the Twin Cities.