Minnesota Young Birders Club

Minnesota Young Birders ClubThe Minnesota Young Birder Club connects youth to other young birders in the state via monthly field days, workshops, and social media. We provide a challenging environment where youth can learn about birds, conservation and science while socializing with friends.


  • Skills: Through hands on workshops you can learn about how to identify, attract and help birds. You'll develop skills with the latest gear and learn how and where to find birds in the field.
  • Conservation: By taking part in conservation projects you can help improve habitat for birds in Minnesota.
  • Science: Get trained on citizen science programs such as e-bird, project feeder watch, project nest watch and more. You'll not only learn how scientists collect data but you can actually take part in and contribute to real scientific research.
  • Community: Interact with peers in friendly competitions, challenges and learning experiences. Share your photos, observations and stories online. Members interact via our private invitation-only Facebook group. Youth members can post photos or questions while keeping up on what's happening in the group.

Events are held monthly. Members can view our calendar of events online.

The club is open to youth ages 13-18 from Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Any youth may attend one sample event without being a member but you must become a member if you wish to continue to attend events.

Official meet-ups and field trips are held monthly. There are workshops, field days and a week-long summer camp.

Field sessions take place across the metro. We provide free transportation from the Science Museum of Minnesota for the first 13 registrants for each field trip. Workshops usually take place at the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center located in Marine on St. Croix.

How do I join?

Any questions, or interested in joining? Please contact our Outreach Naturalist at warneroutreach@smm.org.