MINNESOTA  BIRDING  WEEKENDS


APRIL 2021 - JANUARY 2022

~  Our 36th Season  ~



Grand Marais Harbor, Cook County



Minnesota Birding Weekends (MBW) continues to offer its 36th season of unique, modestly priced birding trips: after 35 years, we have had a total of more than 420 MBWeekends, 8,150 registrations, and a composite list of 366 species seen in Minnesota.


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


In addition to our selection of MBWeekends, it is hoped that a schedule of MBWeeks can resume  later this year. Please visit the  MBWEEKS  page for further information.



ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED

AND COMPLETED THE POST-VACCINE

WAITING PERIOD AT THE TIME OF THE MBW

ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER.


Those attending these MBWs will be following the

CDC and state guidelines for masks

and social distancing in effect at the time.


April 2021 - January 2022 MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKENDS


•  April 24 - 25  –  Lyon & Lincoln counties  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBW



•  May 8 - 9  –  Minnesota River Valley: Big Stone NWR, Marsh Lake, Lac Qui Parle  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBW



•  May 29 - 30 - 31  –  Cass County: Deep Portage Learning Center  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBW



•  June 12 - 13  –  Houston County  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBW



•  June 26 - 27  –  Clay County  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBW



•  July 8 - 9  –  Minnesota River Valley; Mankato  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBW



•  August 5 - 6  –  Fergus Falls & vicinity  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBW



•  September 3 - 4 - 5 - 6  –  Northwestern Minnesota  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBW



•  Sept. 30 - Oct. 1  &  October 2 - 3  –  Renville  &  Redwood Counties  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of these MBWs



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•  October 21 - 22 (Thursday - Friday)  –  North Shore / Tofte I  •

(An Oct. 20 pre-MBW option may also be scheduled; more on this later)


- Base Tofte AmericInn on nights of October 20-21

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of October 5:  11 Confirmed / FILLED, 0 Vacancies, 6 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summaries of 3 previous North Shore MBWs


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•  October 23 - 24  –  North Shore / Tofte II  •

(An Oct. 22 pre-MBW option may also be scheduled; more on this later)


- Base Tofte AmericInn on nights of October 22-23

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of October 5:  11 Confirmed / FILLED, 0 Vacancies, 2 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summaries of 3 previous North Shore MBWs


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•  November 6 - 7  –  North Shore / Grand Marais  •


- Base Duluth on night of November 5; Grand Marais on night of November 6

- Limit 15 participants / 4 vehicles

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of October 5:  10 Confirmed, 5 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summaries of 3 previous North Shore MBWs


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•  January 6 - 7, 2022 (Thursday - Friday)  –  Winter Duluth I  •


- Base Duluth on nights of January 5-6

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles (a second leader may be added if more than 11 register)

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of October 5:  11 Confirmed / FILLED, 0 Vacancies, 5 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summaries of 3 previous Winter Duluth MBWs


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•  January 8 - 9, 2022  –  Winter Duluth II  •


- Base Duluth on nights of January 7-8

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles (a second leader may be added if more than 11 register)

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of October 5:  11 Confirmed / FILLED, 0 Vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summaries of 3 previous Winter Duluth MBWs



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Registrations for the October - January MBWs

opened on August 2.

Our registration procedure will continue as before...


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

     your name, and your e-mail address.

  

   • ONLY ONE REGISTRATION MAY BE SENT PER DAY.

  

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

     more than one person at the same address can register in the same e-mail.