It is a rural American city on the East coast of the United States and located fairly close to Empire Bay. There are train routes between Birkland and Empire Bay, with the trains departing from Empire Bay's Union Station. This is revealed in the Joe's Adventures mission, Witness - Frozen Memories, when Joe intercepts Stan as he is about to board a train for there. The Empire Bay Cannons rival and professional baseball team Birkland Bears are based out of the city.
- Birkland is the birthplace of Steve Coyne, who left there for Empire Bay in 1924.