MINNESOTA  BIRDING  WEEKS


APRIL 2023 - FEBRUARY 2024

~  Our 35th Season ~



California Gulch, Arizona (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.

THOSE ATTENDING MBWs WILL FOLLOW ANY CDC AND STATE GUIDELINES

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




REMAINING MBWeeks of 2022-23 Season



•  JANUARY 14 - 21, 2023  –  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA •


- This MBWeek will start in San Diego and end in Phoenix, AZ

- Limit 7 participants

- MBW fee on 2019 trip $960 double-occupancy (not including air fare + food)

- STATUS as of January 12:  7 Confirmed, 0 vacancies, 8 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2019 and previous years



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•  JANUARY 22 - 29, 2023  –  SOUTHEAST ARIZONA  •


- This MBWeek will start and end in Phoenix

- Limit 7 participants

- MBW fee on 2019 trip $890 double-occupancy (not including air fare + food)

- STATUS as of January 12:  7 Confirmed, 0 vacancies, 5 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2019 and previous years



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•  FEBRUARY 12 - 19, 2023  –  SOUTH TEXAS  •


- This MBWeek will start and end in Harlingen

- Limit 7 participants

- MBW fee on 2020 trip $1,000 double-occupancy (not including air fare + food)

- STATUS as of January 12:  7 Confirmed, 0 vacancies, 7 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2020 and previous years


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APRIL 2023 - FEBRUARY 2024 SCHEDULE

MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKS



•  APRIL 18 - 27, 2023  –  HIGH ISLAND & TEXAS HILL COUNTRY  •


- MBWeek will start in Houston and end in San Antonio

- Limit 7 participants

- MBW fee in 2016: $1,030 double-occupancy (not including air fare + food)  


- STATUS as of January 12:  7 Confirmed, 0 vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2016 and previous years



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


- MBWeek will start and end in Morris, MN

- Limit 14 participants in 4 vehicles

- MBW fee in 2022: $180 double-occupancy plus lodging + gas + food (this MBWeek

  will operate as a MBWeekend with travel/birding by car caravan)


- STATUS as of January 12:  8 Confirmed, 6 vacancies, 0 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2022 and 2019



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•  JULY 22 - 30, 2023  –  SOUTHEAST ARIZONA  •


- MBWeek will start and end in Tucson

- Limit 7 participants


- STATUS as of January 12:  7 Confirmed, 0 vacancies, 2 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2018 and previous years



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•  JANUARY 13 - 21, 2024  –  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA •


- MBWeek will start in San Diego and end in Phoenix, AZ

- Limit 7 participants

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


- STATUS as of January 12:  7 Confirmed, 0 vacancies, 3 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2019 and previous years



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•  FEBRUARY 8 - 16, 2024  –  SOUTH TEXAS  •


- 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 January 12:  7 Confirmed, 0 vacancies, 2 on Waiting List  


CLICK HERE for summaries of this MBWeek in 2020 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.