MINNESOTA  BIRDING  WEEKS


APRIL 2023 - FEBRUARY 2024

~  Our 35th Season ~



Rio Grande, Zapata County, Texas (KRE photo)



Minnesota Birding Weeks (MBW) is again scheduling another season of unique, modestly priced, out-of-state birding trips – our 35th year. (There were no MBWeeks in three seasons during our 37-year history of MBWeekends.) After so many years, we have had a total of over 120 MBWeeks with about 1,350 participants, and a composite list of 720+ species.


Please be sure to note the relatively inexpensive cost of MBWeeks – typically less than half (sometimes close to a third!) of other tour company fees for similar trips. Note as well our policy of providing “MBW store credit” refunds to MBWeeks participants if total trip expenses end up less than the amount budgeted.


MBWeek fees generally include transportation expenses (by rented vehicles), the leader’s fee and expenses, entry fees/permits, lodging, etc. Air fares (or other travel expenses to/from the base city) and meals are not included. (Note that this does not apply to the Black Hills MBWeek which will operate like an extended MBWeekend.)


In addition to these MBWeeks, please visit the  MBWEEKENDS  page for information on those shorter in-state MBWs.


ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID

(OR HAVE RECENTLY TESTED NEGATIVE)

BEFORE THE TIME OF THE MBW ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER.




APRIL 2023 - FEBRUARY 2024 SCHEDULE

MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKS



•  APRIL 18 - 26, 2023  –  HIGH ISLAND & TEXAS HILL COUNTRY  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBWeek



•  JUNE 3 - 11, 2023  –  BLACK HILLS & WESTERN DAKOTAS  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBWeek



•  JULY 22 - 30, 2023  –  SOUTHEAST ARIZONA  •

CLICK HERE for the summary of this MBWeek



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•  JANUARY 13 - 21, 2024  –  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA •


- MBWeek will start and end in San Diego

- Limit 7 participants

- MBW fee in 2023: $1260 double-occupancy (not including air fare + food)


- STATUS as of November 9:  7 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 3 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2023 and previous years



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•  FEBRUARY 6 - 14, 2024  –  SOUTH TEXAS  •

(Please note the change in dates of this MBWeek)


- MBWeek will start and end in Harlingen

- Limit 7 participants

- MBW fee in 2023: $950 double-occupancy (not including air fare + food)


- STATUS as of November 9:  7 Confirmed, 0 Vacancies, 3 on Waiting List  


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2023 and previous years









Our registration procedure for the 2023-24 MBWeeks

continues as in recent years...


   • ALL MBW REGISTRATIONS ARE BY E-MAIL: include the MBWeek, 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 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 MBWeeks, another MBW or extra leader or a

      higher participants limit may be possible to confirm additional persons.