Minnesota Birding

There are few great options for birding near Walker, MN. Itasca State Park isn’t known for having any specific Minnesota specialties, but it does have an assortment of Northern species for you to enjoy. A few specific types to watch for include the Minnesota Loon, the Northern Goshawk, Alder Flycatcher, Winter Wren, warblers and finches in the winter.

Bald Eagles

In the Chippewa National Forest, you will find one of the largest breeding populations of the bald eagles in the lower 48 states. The best eagle views generally occur while out on Leech Lake. There are also approximately 239 species of birds that can be found in the Chippewa National Forest

View our current Leech Lake Specials.


Robin on tree

Bird Watch

Some of the following birds are common to the Leech Lake Area.

  • Minnesota Loon
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Alder Flycatcher
  • Winter Wren
  • Bald Eagles.

There are also approximately 239 species of birds that can be found in the Chippewa National Forest.