Spring is finally here and that means everyone is starting to move around more, including birds. The melting snow brings water and water brings birds! Thief River Falls fortunate to be located on the Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail that stretches from Fergus Falls to Warroad, then connects with Manitoba's birding trail at the border.
Our Minnesota trail is over 200 miles in length with 45 sites to view birds. Birding trail logo signs are in place at a number of birding locations and interpretive signs are in place at featured sites. These sites offer some of the most spectacular birding in the state, along with scenic beauty and friendly communities. Although spring, summer and fall offer an abundance of birds, winter is also an exciting time to see winter specialties.
The International Pine to Prairie Birding Trail is a unique partnership between Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Roseau, Thief River Falls, Warroad, Crookston, Red Lake Falls and Kittson County. We also have a great partnership with Manitoba, and participating agencies such as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Non-game Wildlife Program, and Explore Minnesota Tourism.