Local birders like Jefferson County Park’s varied habitats with prairie, woodland and ponds found along its seven miles of trails. One birder, who walks the park every day, specified that she sees and hears more birds along the 1/2-mile entrance road than on any other trails.
Parking areas can be found at the north access off 32nd Street, in the park by the nature center and in the picnic area. A bird blind, located behind the nature center, is maintained from mid-October to May. The 3.5-acre pond near shelter #3 is a good location for spring warblers in May. Over 130 species of birds have been recorded in the park.