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25th Annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds

May 19 - May 21


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. 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, Golden-winged and Northern Parula Warblers, Alder Flycatcher, Greater Prairie Chicken, and Black-backed Woodpecker.

The Festival of Birds will include presentations, socials, and morning field trips, with Friday and Saturday night keynotes including Carrol Henderson and Scott Weidensaul.

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.

For more birding opportunities in Minnesota, see the MOU website.



Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
700 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN United States
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Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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