BIRD WATCHING

Pack your binoculars and head out to Ramsey County parks. With more than 240 identified bird species and more than 100 species nesting in the county, Ramsey County is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Spring and Summer are aflutter with bird activity, but even in winter about 35 resident bird species call Ramsey County home. 
 
Over the last decade, the number of nesting eagles, ospreys and peregrine falcon have increased in Ramsey County. The number is expected to rise making it easier to observe these interesting birds. The best viewing for each species is:
  • Bald Eagles: Keller Regional Park. 
    The nest can be viewed from Spoon Lake on the north side of Highway 36. Park in the Spoon Lake East parking lot off Keller Parkway and walk east to the maintenance driveway. Keller Regional Park Map.
  • Peregrine Falcons: Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Mississippi River.
    The best viewing is the Lock and Dam observation platform. The observation deck is off of West River Road, south of the Ford Parkway Bridge. View directions to Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Mississippi River.

Helpful Resources

 

Ramsey County Birding-Individual Location Maps (All maps are PDF files.)

 
 

 


Bird Watching

Contact Us

2015 N. Van Dyke Street
Maplewood, MN 55109-3796
Phone: 651-748-2500

Fax:  651-748-2508
Email:  parks@co.ramsey.mn.us