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Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

Fergus Falls anchors the 200-mile Pine to Prairie Birding Trail, Minnesota's first birding trail. Pick up a birding trail guide book which features the 275 species found along the corridor's 45 sites. The guide book is available at the Chamber of Commerce.

The birding trail starting in Fergus Falls and heads north to follow State Highway 59 north to Thief River Falls. It then travels north along Highway 32 toward Roseau where it intersects State Highway 11 and continues into Canada at the border in Warroad. Manitoba Pine to Prairie Birding Trail is an excellent continuation and also provides a guide book.

This trail is home to a variety of habitats where visitors can see a wide variety of bird species that make the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail special. With over 200 miles of trail, the trail habitats include:

  • Pine forests
  • Deciduous woodlands
  • Native tall grass prairie
  • Aspen parkland
  • Sand dunes (remnants of Glacial Lake Agassiz)
  • Fens
  • Marshes
  • Bogs
  • Riparian – lakes and rivers

Contact the Fergus Falls Visitor Bureau for the trail guide book or visit the Birding Trail website for details on what birds have been seen lately.