Bird Watching for Amateurs – November thru March

Birding in Minnesota: Pileated Woodpecker

The majestic pileated is one of four species of woodpeckers you are likely to see out the window.

Whether you are experienced birders or novices, Woodland Trails is a great place to enjoy wintertime Minnesota birding. From the comfort of your private room, or from our Great Room, watch chickadees, blue jays, woodpeckers and many other species come to our feeders. During your bird watching vacation, record what you see for Cornell University’s Project Feeder Watch.

Here’s how the special works: During a two-night stay between November 15th and March 31st, spend an hour or more each day recording the birds you see at the feeders. (If you like, we’ll help you identify them.) At the end of your stay, we send your results to Cornell where they will be combined with others from throughout North America, and present each of you with a Woodland Trails mug. Scientists at Cornell use the data to monitor bird numbers and the expansion and contraction of their ranges.

Use our binoculars and bird ID book or bring yours.    This special can be combined with other Woodland Trails specials.

For other outstanding Bird Watching opportunities in the area, click here.