Birds

Birding in Minnesota

Minnesota has an interesting diversity of birds and places to see them.

At the confluence of three major North American ecotypes – the boreal-hardwood forest, the eastern broadleaf forest, and the prairie parkland – Minnesota has an interesting diversity of birds and places to see them.

Audubon Minnesota has three online birding trail guides to introduce you to these places: “The Minnesota River Valley Birding Trail Guide;” “The Great River Birding Trail Guide – Headwaters to the Minnesota-Iowa Border,” and “The North Shore Birding Trail – Birding Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage.”

Each online interactive map features location details, descriptions and information about the main trail guide you have selected (indicated by numbered icons) and also highlights locations from the companion bird trail guides (indicated by colored dot icons). You'll find a description of all the features available on the first panel of the map tour.

These new digital Birding Trail Guides are also accessible and automatically formatted on any mobile device. Happy birding!

Minnesota River Valley Birding Trail Guide

Great River Birding Trail Guide -- Headwaters to the Minnesota-Iowa Border

North Shore Birding Trail -- Birding Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage

 Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

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