Bird Hikes

Bird Hikes

Overview


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.
 
Date Park Meeting Place Parking
January 12, 2019 Lake Elmo Park Reserve Nordic Center
Foyer
Nordic Trailhead Lot
February 9, 2019 Pine Point Regional Park Trailhead Kiosk Main Parking Lot
March 9, 2019  Big Marine Park Reserve Playground Playground Parking Lot
April 13, 2019 Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park Playground Playground Parking Lot
May 25, 2019 St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park Hilltop Pavilion Hilltop Picnic Pavilion Parking Lot
June 8, 2019 Lake Elmo Park Reserve Nordic Center Foyer Nordic Trailhead Lot
July 13, 2019 Pine Point Regional Park Trailhead Kiosk Main Parking Lot
August 10, 2019 St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park Hilltop Pavilion Hilltop Picnic Pavilion Parking Lot
September 14, 2019  Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park  Playground Playground Parking Lot 
October 12, 2019 Pine Point Regional Park Trailhead Kiosk Main Parking Lot
November 9,  2019 Big Marine Park Reserve  Playground Playground Parking Lot
December 14 , 2019 Lake Elmo Park Reserve Nordic Center Foyer Nordic Trailhead Lot