Pembina Trail Scientific and Natural Area Bird Trail

  • Habitat

    Tallgrass Prairie, aspen woods, wet meadows, willow thickets, marsh and sedge.

  • Features

    This 2,377 acre preserve is one of several spectacular prairie areas near Crookston. This site is owned by The Nature Conservancy and leased to the DNR-SNA Program. It is associated with the Pembina trail, a major ox-cart route that traders used to haul fur and supplies between Winnipeg and St. Paul.

  • Best Times to Visit
    May through September.
  • Birds to Look For

    Sharp-tailed Grouse; Greater Prairie-Chicken; Yellow Rail; Sandhill Crane; Upland Sandpiper; Wilson’s Phalarope; Short-eared Owl; Marsh Wren; LeConte’s Sparrow; Bobolink.

  • Area Notes

    Waterproof foot gear recommended. No trails available. Foot traffic permitted. Beautiful wildflowers in summer. Watch for moose.

  • Photo Gallery
DNR Scientific and Natural Areas Program


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