Bird Watching

Hastings was recently recognized as the FIRST official Bird City in Minnesota! Located on the Mississippi River Flyway, a migratory corridor where more than 325 bird species travel round-trip each year, the area provides exceptional year-round bird watching.

Hastings is fortunate to be a part of three Important Birding Areas (IBAs); The Mississippi River Twin Cities,  The Vermillion Buttoms-Lower Cannon River, Carpenter Nature Center, and St. Croix Lake.  Bird watchers know that this all important habitat provides food, water and shelter for migrating and resident birds. Within these areas, birders can find plenty of natural lands holding the treasured birds they hope will fill their lists.

For more information on Birding Areas Near Hastings, click HERE to visit the Hastings Birding Sites page on The City of Hastings website.

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