24th Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds
May 19, 2022 - May 21, 2022
Nestled in the heart of Minnesota’s unique transition zone of tall-grass prairie, hardwood and conifer forests, and wetlands, this area hosts a diversity of birds. A total of 165 species were recorded during the 2019 festival, including the Prothonotary Warbler! In recent years, birders have checked the following species off their lists: Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Rough-legged Hawk, Chestnut-collared Longspur, LeConte’s and Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrows, Rock Wren, Golden-winged and Northern Parula Warblers, Alder Flycatcher, and Black-backed Woodpecker.
The Festival of Birds will include presentations, socials, and morning field trips, with Friday and Saturday night keynotes.
Any time of year, we welcome you to check out several sites along the Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail that are near Detroit Lakes. Download the Bird Checklist of 275 species along the trail below. For more birding opportunities in Minnesota, see the MOU website.