MINNESOTA  BIRDING  WEEKENDS


APRIL 2022 - JANUARY 2023

~  Our 37th Season  ~



Blue Mounds State Park, Rock County (KRE photo)



Minnesota Birding Weekends (MBW) is again offering another season of unique, modestly priced birding trips within Minnesota – our 37th year! After 36 years, we have had a total of more than 440 MBWeekends, 8,450 registrations, and a composite list of 367 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, a schedule of MBWeeks will resume in June 2022 (after over a year's hiatus due to Covid-19). Please visit the  MBWEEKS  page for further information.


ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED

AND RECEIVED A BOOSTER BEFORE THE TIME

OF THE MBW ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER.


THOSE ATTENDING THESE MBWs WILL FOLLOW CDC AND STATE GUIDELINES

IN EFFECT AT THE TIME FOR FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.


PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME MBWEEKENDS MAY HAVE TO BE CANCELED

DEPENDING ON THE LEVEL OF THE COVID PANDEMIC AT THE TIME.



APRIL 2022 - JANUARY 2023 SCHEDULE

MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKENDS



•  April  7 - 8, 2022  –  Traverse County I  •

•  April  9 - 10, 2022  –  Traverse County II  •


CLICK HERE for summary of these MBWs

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•  April 28, 2022  –  Norman pre-MBW  •

•  April 29, 2022  –  Mahnomen pre-MBW  •

•  April 30 - May 1, 2022  –  Polk County  •


CLICK HERE for summary of this MBW

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•  May 12 - 13, 2022 (Thu-Fri)  –  Yellow Medicine County I  •

•  May 14 -15, 2022 (Sat-Sun)  –  Yellow Medicine County II  •


CLICK HERE for summary of these MBWs

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•  May 26, 2022 (Thu)  –  Jackson pre-MBW  •

•  May 27, 2022 (Fri)  –  Nobles pre-MBW  •

•  May 28 - 29 - 30, 2022 (Sat-Sun-Mon)  –  Rock & Pipestone Counties  •


CLICK HERE for summary of this MBW

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•  June 15 - 16 - 17, 2022 (Wed-Thu-Fri)  –  Koochiching County I  •

•  June 18 - 19, 2022 (Sat-Sun)  –  Koochiching County II  •

CLICK HERE for summary of these MBWs



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MBWEDNESDAYS


•  July 13, 2022  –  Wright County  •


•  July 27, 2022  –  Sibley County  •


•  August 10, 2022  –  Rice County  •


•  August 24, 2022  –  Goodhue County  •


Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles each day    MBW fee = None


- STATUS of Wright as of July 18:  Completed as scheduled (summaries of the four

                                                       MBWednesdays to be published in late August)

- STATUS of Sibley as of July 18: Completed as scheduled

- STATUS of Rice as of July 18:  11 Confirmed / FILLED, 0 Vacancies, 2 Waiting list

- STATUS of Goodhue as of July 18:  9 Confirmed, 2 Vacancies, 0 Waiting list


NOTES: These MBWednesdays are in counties with meeting places less than 60 miles from Mpls-St Paul, and each will begin about 6:00 am*. Accordingly, many participants will be able to drive from home early Wednesday morning to the meeting place without having to arrange for lodging on Tuesday night. Each day will end about 6:00 pm*, in time for an optional group dinner if you wish, and/or to return home early that evening (again, with no need for lodging).


(*Since sunrise gets later as summer progresses, some meeting times may be adjusted accordingly. If it is a hot day with afternoon temperatures in the 90s, we may quit birding before 6:00 pm, or the entire day might be canceled or rescheduled in advance.)


There will be no fee for these MBWednesdays. Otherwise, they will operate as a single-day MBWeekend: i.e., car-pooling will be arranged in advance; GMRS/FRS radios will be in use; and bring something for lunch (or prepare to forage in a convenience store en route).  


Limit of one e-mailed registration per day, and a registration may include only one person (except also OK to include a spouse or other family member at the same address). Each MBWednesday will be limited to 1 leader (KRE) with 11 participants / 3 vehicles. Those who are confirmed will be acknowledged ASAP, so that car-pooling arrangements can be made. The meeting time and place will also be sent at that time.



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•  September 1 - 2, 2022 (Thu-Fri)  –  Lake of the Woods pre-MBW  •

•  September 3 - 4 - 5, 2022 (Sat-Sun-Mon)  –  Roseau County  •


- Base Baudette nights of Aug. 31-Sept. 1

- Base Roseau nights of September 2-3-4

- Limit 18 participants / 5 vehicles (with 2 leaders) each day

- MBW fee $40 pre-MBW; $40 Roseau MBW


- STATUS of Lake of the Woods as of July 18: 15 Confirmed, 3 Vacancies, 0 Wait List

- STATUS of Roseau as of July 18: 18 Confirmed / FILLED, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this (or similar) MBWs in previous years



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•  September 22, 2022 (Thu)  –  Murray County  •

•  September 23, 2022 (Fri)  –  Cottonwood County  •

•  September 24, 2022 (Sat)  –  Watonwan County  •

•  September 25, 2022 (Sun)  –  Brown County  •


(You may register for any number of these one-day MBWs in the same e-mail.)

- Base Windom nights of September 21 & 22

- Base St. James nights of September 23 & 24

- Limit 15 participants / 4 vehicles on Murray, Cottonwood

- Limit 18 participants / 5 vehicles (with 2 leaders) on Watonwan, Brown  

- MBW fee $20 each day


- STATUS of Murray as of July 18:  15 Confirmed / FILLED, 2 Waiting List

- STATUS of Cottonwood as of July 18:  15 Confirmed / FILLED, 2 Waiting List

- STATUS of Watonwan as of July 18:  16 Confirmed, 2 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List

- STATUS of Brown as of July 18:  16 Confirmed, 2 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of previous MBWs in these counties



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•  October 24 - 25, 2022 (Mon-Tue)  –  Tofte North Shore I  •


NOTE: Because of a change in lodging availability and rates since last year,

the dates of this MBW have been changed to October 24-25.

  

- Base Tofte nights of October 23-24

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles

- MBW fee $40


- STATUS as of July 18:  11 Confirmed / FILLED, 2 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summary of the 2021 MBW



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•  October 27 - 28, 2022 (Thu-Fri)  –  Tofte North Shore II  •


NOTE: Because of a change in lodging availability and rates since last year,

the dates of this MBW have been changed to October 27-28.


- Base Tofte nights of October 26-27

- Limit 18 participants / 5 vehicles (with 2 leaders)

- MBW fee $40


- STATUS as of July 18:  17 Confirmed, 1 Vacancy, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summary of the 2021 MBW



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•  November 3, 2022 (Thu)  –  Mille Lacs pre-MBW  •

•  November 4, 2022 (Fri)  –  Duluth pre-MBW  •

•  November 5 - 6, 2022 (Sat-Sun)  –  Grand Marais North Shore  •


- Base Duluth night of November 3 (no lodging needed night of Nov. 2)

- Base Duluth night of November 4; Grand Marais night of November 5

- Limit 18 participants / 5 vehicles (with 2 leaders) each pre-MBW

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles Grand Marais MBW

- MBW fee $20 each pre-MBW; $40 Grand Marais MBW


- STATUS of Mille Lacs as of July 18:  11 Confirmed, 7 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List

- STATUS of Duluth as of July 18:  11 Confirmed, 7 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List

- STATUS of Grand Marais as of July 18:  11 Confirmed, FILLED, 2 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBW in previous years



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•  January 5 - 6, 2023 (Thu-Fri)  –  Winter Duluth I  •


- Base Duluth nights of January 4-5

- Limit 18 participants / 5 vehicles (with 2 leaders)

- MBW fee $40


- STATUS as of July 18:  6 Confirmed, 12 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBW in previous years



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•  January 7 - 8, 2023 (Sat-Sun)  –  Winter Duluth II  •


- Base Duluth nights of January 6-7

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles

- MBW fee $40


- STATUS as of July 18:  3 Confirmed, 8 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBW in previous years










Our registration procedure for the 2022-23 MBWeekends

continues as in recent years...


   • 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 can not be sent until the following day.

  

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

       a spouse or other person at 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.