MINNESOTA  BIRDING  WEEKS


JUNE 2022 - FEBRUARY 2023

~  Our 35th Season (finally!)  ~



Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota (KRE photo)



Minnesota Birding Weeks (MBW) will again be able to schedule a 35th season of unique, modestly priced, out-of-state birding trips – there have been no MBWeeks since February 2020 due to Covid-19. After 34 seasons (there were no MBWeeks during 2 of our 36 previous years of MBWeekends), we have had a total of 120 MBWeeks with more than 1,300 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 then 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 further information on these in-state MBWs.


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 MBWEEKS MAY HAVE TO BE CANCELED

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



Our registration procedure for the 2022-23 MBWeeks

continues as in recent years...


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

      name, and e-mail address (please include no MBW fees with registrations).

  

   • ONLY ONE REGISTRATION MAY BE SENT PER DAY: i.e., registration for a

      second MBW could 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 MBWeeks, another MBW or a higher limit of

      participants may be possible to accommodate additional persons.




JUNE 2022 - FEBRUARY 2023 SCHEDULE

MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKS

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•  JUNE 4 - 12, 2022  –  BLACK HILLS & WESTERN DAKOTAS  •


CLICK HERE for the summaries of this and the 2019 MBWeeks


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•  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 July 18:  7 Confirmed / FILLED, 7 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the 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 July 18:  7 Confirmed / FILLED, 4 on Waiting List


CLICK HERE for the 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 July 18:  7 Confirmed / FILLED, 3 on Waiting List


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