Features: This state park contains over 1,300 acres of prairie and prairie riverine habitats. There are hiking trails, a campground and picnic areas. Nearby, an interpretive center owned and operated by Minnesota State University Moorhead features educational programming about the area.
Best Times To Visit: May through June, August through October.
Birds To Look For: Upland Sandpiper; Bobolink; grassland sparrows; woodpeckers; finches and migrant passerines. The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher can be found at the park on the periphery of its Minnesota range.
Notes For Birding The Area: Vehicle permit required for the park. Checklist available for entire area. Walking trails at both the park and science center. Interpretive center located at the science center features a bird feeding area and bird exhibit.
Contact: Buffalo River State Park, 155 S. St., Hwy. 10, Glyndon, MN 56547, 218-498-2124. Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center, 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56563, 218-236-2904.