Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird — © Khürt L. Williams

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout Washington County Parks will continue with a hike 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Pine Point Regional Park.

Hikers should park in the main parking lot, and the group will meet at the trailhead kiosk.

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

One more hike is set for this year, for Dec. 11 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

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

For more Washington County Parks programs and events, see

Follow Washington County Parks on social media at @WashCountyParks.

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