If you're up for an adventure of "I spy," print off one of the state parks below, grab a friend and visit the park, and then peel your eyes to spot as many birds on the list as you can!
"Why watch birds?"
People watch birds because they're interesting, beautiful, and inspiring. Birding sharpens your sight, encourages you to explore the world, and it gives you something to write about. All you really need to go bird watching are a pair of eyes and perhaps some binoculars. Find a friend, visit a local park, and simply look up because birds are everywhere. It gets you out of the house into a nature element, and that's what ecotourism is all about. There are 10,000 bird species, with around 246 species found right here in Minnesota. Use the birding checklists for specific state parks in our region to the right of this page.
So what are you waiting for?
Novice? Want to get the most out of your experience?
Interested in bird watching with someone who knows a lot about birds? Contact them here.
Some tours can even be arranged in different languages!
Additionally, if you're interested in seeing where recent species of birds were located in Minnesota, the WebBirder website makes that easy for you to do.