Southwest Minnesota Bird Watching

Unique terrain and climate make Southwest Minnesota home to a number of the most successful birding sites in the state. Visits to Camden State Park, Lake Shetek State Park, Lac Qui Parle State Park, and Blue Mounds State Park are a must for the serious birder. While at it's best during migration, birding in these four parks and surrounding areas is fruitful in all seasons. During your visit you are likely to spot Upland Sandpipers, Sedge Wrens, and Blue Grosbeaks as well as numerous species of waterfowl.

Rare birds such as the Ferruginous Hawk or Mountain Bluebird are also a possibility. With it's convenient central location to these four parks, Marshall is an ideal overnight headquarter for your journey. Featuring seven hotels including a bed and breakfast, and a great selection of restaurants and shops, Marshall contains every amenity needed for a stay in Southwest Minnesota. We invite you to utilize our links for some more in depth birding information and directions to these parks. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you.