Wilkin County, April 2023 (Darcy Pinotti photo)



Minnesota Birding Weekends (MBW) has once again scheduled another season of unique, modestly priced birding trips within Minnesota – our 39th year! After all these years, we have had a total of more than 450 MBWeekends, 9,000+ registrations, and a composite list of 371 species seen in Minnesota.


MBWeekend fees continue to be as modest as they always have been, and this season all fees will again be only $20/day (e.g., a standard Saturday-Sunday MBWeekend is $40).


Included in the MBWs listed below, there will also be some "MBWednesdays" scheduled in 2024. These informal one-day trips do not involve any registration, no lodging is needed by most participants, and they have no MBW fee.    


ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID

(OR HAVE RECENTLY TESTED NEGATIVE)

BEFORE THE TIME OF THE MBW ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER.



MARCH 2024 - JANUARY 2025 SCHEDULE

MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKENDS



•  March 28 - 29, 2024  –  Nobles & Jackson Counties  •


- Base Worthington nights of March 27 - 28

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $40  

- STATUS as of February 2:  3 Confirmed, 15 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  March 30 - 31, 2024  –  Traverse & Grant Counties  •


- Base Morris nights of March 29 - 30

- Limit 11 participants

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  8 Confirmed, 3 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  April 12 -  13 - 14  –  Lyon & Lincoln Counties  •


- Base Marshall nights of April 11 - 12 - 13

- Limit 11 participants

- MBW fee $60

- STATUS as of February 2:  11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 3 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  April 25 - 26, 2024  –  Minnesota River Valley  /  Mankato  •


- Base Mankato nights of April 24 - 25

- Limit 11 participants

- MBW fee $40  

- STATUS as of February 2:  9 Confirmed, 2 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  April 27 - 28, 2024  –  Minnesota River Valley  /  New Ulm  •


- Base New Ulm nights of April 26 - 27

- Limit 11 participants

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  May 10, 2024  –  Murray County pre-MBW  •

•  May  11 - 12, 2024  –  Cottonwood County MBW  •

~  Note: OK to register for pre- and main MBWs in same email  ~


- Base Windom nights of May 9 - 10 - 11

- Limit: Murray 18 participants  /  Cottonwood 11 participants

- MBW fee $20 each day

- STATUS as of Feb. 2:  Murray ~ 18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 1 on Waiting List

                                       Cottonwood ~ 11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 8 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  May 23 - 24, 2024  –  Big Stone County  •


- Base Ortonville nights of May 22 - 23

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  13 Confirmed, 5 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  May 25 - 26 - 27, 2024  –  Lac Qui Parle County  •


- Base Ortonville nights of May 24 - 25 - 26

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $60

- STATUS as of February 2:  18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 4 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  June 6 - 7, 2024  –  Northern St. Louis County  •


- Base Ely nights of June 5 - 6

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  9 Confirmed, 9 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  June 8 - 9, 2024  –  Lake County  •


- Base Ely nights of June 7 - 8

- Limit 11 participants

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 3 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  June 20, 2024  –  Norman County pre-MBW  •

•  June 21 - 22 - 23, 2024  –  Clay County MBW  •

~  Note: OK to register for pre- and main MBWs in same email  ~


- Base Moorhead nights of June 19 - 20 - 21

- Limit: 18 participants both pre- and main MBWs

- MBW fee $20 each day

- STATUS as of Feb. 2:  Norman ~ 18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 2 on Waiting List

                                       Clay ~ 18 Confirmed, 0 VacancIes, 3 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  July 10 - July 24 - Aug. 7 - Aug. 21, 2024  –  MBWednesdays  •


- Base cities to be determined

- Limit 11 participants

- MBW fee $0

- STATUS:  No registrations accepted until June 2024  


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  August 29 - 30, 2024  –  Roseau County  •


- Base Roseau nights of Aug. 28 - 29

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  4 Confirmed, 14 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  Aug. 31 - Sept. 1 - Sept. 2, 2024  –  Lake of the Woods County  •


- Base Baudette Aug. 30 -  Aug. 31 - Sept. 1

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $60

- STATUS as of February 2:  10 Confirmed, 8 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  Sept. 11 - Sept. 25 - Oct. 9 - Oct. 23, 2024  –  MBWednesdays  •


- Base Duluth

- Limit 11 participants

- MBW fee $0  

- STATUS : No registrations accepted until August 2024


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  September 26, 2024  –  Jackson County  •

•  September 27, 2024  –  Nobles County  •

•  September 28, 2024  –  Rock County  •

•  September 29, 2024  –  Pipestone County  •

~  Note: OK to register for more than one day in same email  ~


- Base Worthington Sept. 25, Sept. 26; Base Luverne Sept. 27, Sept. 28

- Limit: 11 participants each day

- MBW fee $20 each day

- STATUS as of Feb. 2:  Jackson ~ 10 Confirmed, 1 Vacancy, 0 on Waiting List

                                       Nobles ~ 11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 1 on Waiting List

                                       Rock ~ 11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 1 on Waiting List

                                       Pipestone ~ 11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 1 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  October 17 - 18, 2024  –  Yellow Medicine County  •


- Base Granite Falls nights of Oct. 16 - 17

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  11 Confirmed, 7 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  October 19 - 20, 2024  –  Minnesota River Valley  /  Redwood Falls  •


- Base Redwood Falls nights of Oct. 18 - 19

- Limit 11 participants

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  8 Confirmed, 3 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  October 31 - November 1, 2024  –  North Shore I  •


- Base Tofte nights of Oct. 30 - 31

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  16 Confirmed, 2 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  November 2 - 3, 2024  –  North Shore II  •


- Base Tofte nights of Nov. 1 - 2

- Limit 18 participants with 2 leaders

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of February 2:  7 Confirmed, 11 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years


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•  January 9 - 10, 2025  –  Duluth MBW  •

•  January 11, 2025  –  Duluth post-MBW  •

~  Note: OK to register for main and post- MBWs in same email  ~


- Base Duluth nights of Jan. 8 - 9 - 10

- Limit: 18 participants both main and post- MBWs

- MBW fee $20  each day

- STATUS as of Feb. 2:  main MBW ~ 7 Confirmed, 11 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List

                                       post-MBW ~ 5 Confirmed, 13 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this and similar MBWs in previous years










Our registration procedure for the 2023-24 MBWeekends

continues as in recent years, having started on January 2, 2024...


   • ALL MBW REGISTRATIONS ARE BY E-MAIL: include the MBWeekend, your

      name, and e-mail address (include no MBW fees with registrations).

  

   • ONLY ONE REGISTRATION MAY BE SENT PER DAY: i.e., registration for a

      second MBW cannot be sent until the following day. (A pre-MBW can be

      included with the registration for its associated MBW.)

  

   • A REGISTRATION E-MAIL MAY INCLUDE ONLY ONE PERSON (except that

      a spouse or other person at the same residence can also be included).


   • PLEASE NOTE: On some MBWeekends, another MBW or extra leader or a

      higher participants limit may be possible to confirm additional persons.


   • ALSO NOTE: By clicking on the CLICK HERE link in the listing for any

      MBWeekend, you will find species lists and other information which will

      indicate where we might go and what we might see on the MBW in 2024.  



MINNESOTA  BIRDING  WEEKENDS


MARCH 2024 - JANUARY 2025

~  Our 39th Season  ~