Maplewood is home to woodpeckers, chickadees and owls throughout the year. In spring when wetlands open up, migratory birds such as herons, kingfishers, and swallows are viewed.
Maplewood Nature Center is a great place to birdwatch, featuring oak woods and wetland habitat: List of Birds seen at the Maplewood Nature Center (PDF).
Many of Maplewood's Neighborhood Preserves feature additional habitat types such as prairie, savanna, and creek habitats. List of Birds seen at Applewood Neighborhood Preserve (PDF). Fish Creek Preserve overlooks the Mississippi River Flyway, and spring and fall, pelicans and eagles can be seen migrating.
You will attract a variety of birds to your backyard if you provide habitat in which they can shelter, nest, and feed. Learn more about Feeding Birds in your backyard.