An educator and 3 campers on the trail observing flying birds in summer

Bird watching is available year round with the best seasons being spring, summer, and autumn.  A bird species list that contains 293 bird species is available at both the district office and the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. 

The five county Fergus Falls Wetland District located in western Minnesota is in an area where freshwater prairie wetlands and the associated northern tallgrass prairie join to form a zone of transition with the northern hardwood forest. This blend of habitats provides for an impressive diversity of bird species.

We encourage you to stop in the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center to share your sightings and to learn more about specific birding locations.