Each of Minnesota's 75 state parks is represented by a birding-oriented description, a page of recommended places to visit, and a map. The parks are a haven for birds, often providing the only suitable habitat for a species in the surrounding region. Over 300 of the regularly occuring bird species in Minnesota have been observed in the state parks.
Birds of Minnesota State Parks is the culmination of a decades-long effort by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in collaboration with author Robert B. Janssen, Carrol Henderson of the DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, and many of the state's outstanding birders. It is truly a labor of love, with hundreds of color photographs and the kind of information only a life-long birder and lover of the parks can provide.