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Recap of the Spring Migration Bird Hike at Browns Creek Park

On the morning of May 5th, 2024, at Browns Creek Park in Stillwater, Minnesota, the Spring Migration Bird Hike commenced. Led by experienced birder George Vania and organized by Bird City Stillwater (a workgroup of Sustainable Stillwater MN led by Allison McGinnis), 16 participants were eager to witness the avian spectacle of spring migration.

Under George's guidance, attendees explored the park's diverse habitats, including ponds, wooded areas, and open fields. Throughout the hike, they spotted a total of 38 bird species, with highlights including numerous warblers and Allison McGinnis's sighting of her First Of Year (FOY) Common Yellowthroat.

The event provided an opportunity for both seasoned birdwatchers and newcomers to connect with nature and deepen their appreciation for avian life. Participants left with hearts full of wonder and gratitude, reflecting on the interconnectedness of all living beings and the importance of habitat conservation.

The Spring Migration Bird Hike exemplified community engagement and environmental stewardship, showcasing the beauty of Browns Creek Park and its role in supporting migratory bird populations. For those interested in future events, contact Allison McGinnis at to stay informed and get involved in birding adventures in the area.

Until then, may your binoculars stay focused, and your spirits soar with the birds!

Download our guide to Birding in and around Stillwater, Minnesota:

Digital Bird Guide - Bird City Stillwater
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Happy birding!

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