Birds of the upper Mississippi watershed and how we protect them

Photo: Rebecca Field

Why Birds?

A love for birds often starts in subtle ways: the thrill of an eagle flying overhead, the joy of little birds visiting your feeder, or the anticipation of seeing your favorite bird along the Mississippi River.

Here at Audubon Upper Mississippi River, we welcome anyone who wants to learn more about birds. Keep reading to learn more or contact us if you have a question. 

Learn more about what we're doing and what you can do to help birds:

Important Bird Areas Program

Target Species

Want to learn more about birding in our region? Check out this page and the interactive maps for the North Shore, MN River Valley, and the Mississippi River

Native Plants
Native Plants for Birds

Native Plants

Bring more birds to your home with native plants

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Birds in Minnesota Iowa and Missouri

How You Can Help