Birding and wildlife watching

Birds and Bird Watchers Flock to Winona

Located in the heart of the Mississippi Valley Flyway, Winona is a natural destination for birds and bird watchers. Both the city and the region host a great variety of birds who nest here, are year-round residents or pass through the area during migration. Over 280 species of birds have been identified in the bluffs, valleys and backwaters of the Winona area.

The annual tundra swan migration draws many visitors to Winona.

See our birding opportunities:
Mississippi Flyway Winona Birding Guide

Briggs Farm offers many birding adventures here in Winona! From “Birding for Beginners” to “Bluffland Birding Hot Spots” and more, you can connect with local wildlife and experience the thrill of the hunt.

Insider blog:
The birds are back in town