MINNESOTA  BIRDING  WEEKENDS


APRIL 2022 - JANUARY 2023

~  Our 37th Season  ~



Grand Marais Harbor, Cook County



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 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, 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.



FINAL MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKENDS of 2021-2022 SEASON



•  January 6 - 7, 2022  –  Winter Duluth I  •

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


CLICK HERE for the summaries of these and previous Winter Duluth MBWs


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APRIL 2022 - JANUARY 2023 SCHEDULE

MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKENDS



•  April  7 - 8, 2022 (Thu-Fri)  –  Traverse County I  •


- Base Morris nights of April 6-7

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

- MBW fee $40

- STATUS as of January 19:  15 Confirmed, 3 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summary of a similar early-April MBW in 2011



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•  April  9 -10, 2022 (Sat-Sun)  –  Traverse County II  •


- Base Morris nights of April 8-9

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

- MBW fee $40


- STATUS as of January 19:  2 Confirmed, 16 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summary of a similar early-April MBW in 2011



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•  April 28, 2022 (Thu)  –  Mahnomen pre-MBW  •

•  April 29, 2022 (Fri)  –  Norman pre-MBW  •

•  April 30 - May 1, 2022 (Sat-Sun)  –  Polk County  •


- Base Mahnomen nights of April 27 & 28

- Base Crookston nights of April 29-30

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

- Lmit 11 participants / 3 vehicles Polk MBW

- MBW fee $20 each pre-MBW; $40 Polk MBW


- STATUS of Mahnomen as of January 19:  18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 1 Waiting List

- STATUS of Norman as of January 19:  18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 1 Waiting List

- STATUS of Polk as of January 19:  11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 4 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this Polk MBW in previous years



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


- Base Granite Falls nights of May 11-12

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

- MBW fee $40


- STATUS as of January 19:  18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 1 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summary of the 2018 MBW



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


- Base Granite Falls (or Montevideo) nights of May 13-14

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles

- MBW fee $40


- STATUS as of January 19:  11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 1 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the summary of the 2018 MBW



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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  •


- Base Worthington nights of May 25 & 26

- Base Luverne nights of May 27-28-29

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

- MBW fee $20 each pre-MBW; $60 Rock-Pipestone MBW


- STATUS of Jackson as of January 19:  17 Confirmed, 1 Vacancy, 0 Waiting List

- STATUS of Nobles as of January 19:  18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List

- STATUS of Rock-Pipestone as of January 19:  18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 7 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBW in previous years



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


NOTE: Because of limited lodging availability, the dates for the Koochiching MBW

have been changed to June 15-16-17, and a second MBW on June 18-19-20

has been added. Also note the Itasca Co. pre-MBW is now canceled.


- Base TBA nights of June 14-15-16

- Limit 15 participants / 4 vehicles

- MBW fee $60


- STATUS as of January 19:  Number of confirmations and vacancies is not yet determined

   due to a large number of registrations, limited lodging options, because those who had

   registered will be choosing between two Koochiching MBWs, and some of those confirmed

   may have to cancel due to the change in dates. Registrations are still being accepted.


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBW in previous years



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•  June 18 - 19 - 20, 2022 (Sat-Sun-Mon)  –  Koochiching County II  •


NOTE: This MBW has been added to the original MBWeekends schedule.


- Base TBA nights of June 17-18-19

- Limit 15 participants / 4 vehicles

- MBW fee $60


- STATUS as of January 19: See Koochiching I


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBW in previous years



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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 January 19: 11 Confirmed, 7 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List

- STATUS of Roseau as of January 19: 14 Confirmed, 4 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this (or a similar) MBW 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 18 participants / 5 vehicles Murray & Cottonwood (with 2 leaders)

- Limit 11 participants / 3 vehicles Watonwan & Brown  

- MBW fee $20 each day


- STATUS of Murray as of January 19:  18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 4 Waiting List

- STATUS of Cottonwood as of January 19:  18 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 4 Waiting List

- STATUS of Watonwan as of January 19:  11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 8 Waiting List

- STATUS of Brown as of January 19:  11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 8 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 January 19:  11 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 7 Waiting List (This will change if

   some of those confirmed decide to cancel or switch MBWs due to the change in dates.)


CLICK HERE for the 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 January 19:  7 Confirmed, 11 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List (also see above)


CLICK HERE for the 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 January 19:  10 Confirmed, 8 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List

- STATUS of Duluth as of January 19:  10 Confirmed, 8 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List

- STATUS of Grand Marais as of January 19:  10 Confirmed, 1 Vacancy, 0 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 January 19:  4 Confirmed, 14 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 January 19  3 Confirmed, 8 Vacancies, 0 Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBW in previous years




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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.