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2014   Minnesota Birding Festivals,
         Field Trips & Meetings

 
Compiled by
 Bob Ekblad 
 
September 2014
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September 26 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - Fall Duluth I
 
  • Base in Duluth - $25
  • Leader:  Kim Eckert
  • See details on the MBW web site
September 27 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - Fall Duluth II
 
  • Base in Duluth - $20
  • Leader:  Kim Eckert
  • See details on the MBW web site
September 28 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - Fall Duluth III
 
  • Base in Duluth - $15
  • Leader:  Kim Eckert
  • See details on the MBW web site
 
October 2014
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October 3-4-5 - Sparrow Workshop - including Big Stone / La Qui Parle Counties
 
  • Based in Milbank, South Dakota - just across the border from Ortonville, MN
  • Field trips will be in South Dakota as well as Big Stone NWR in Minnesota
  • Cost is $140 plus a non-refundable $25 registration fee
  • Leaders:  Doug Buri & Bob Janssen
  • See details on Doug Buri's web site
October 17 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - pre-trip - Murray County
 
  • Base in Pipestone - $25
  • Leader:  Kim Eckert
  • See details on the MBW web site
October 18-19 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - Rock & Pipestone Counties
 
  • Base in Windom - $40
  • Leader:  Kim Eckert
  • See details on the MBW web site
October 18-19-20 - Grand Marais Autumn Migration Birding Festival
 
  • Hosted by the North House Folk School, an educational nonprofit, in cooperation with the US Forest Service.
  • Headquarters at Grand Marais with morning field trips led be highly experienced birders are at the festival’s core.  Trips explore the Lake Superior shoreline along the entire length of the Sawtooth Mountains up to the Canadian border at Grand Portage.
  • Complementing morning field trips are afternoon workshops as well as two featured evening programs.
  • For information, check the Grand Marais Visitor Information Center web site or contact the North House Folk school at 1-888-387-9762 or by e-mail
October 29 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - pre trip Duluth
 
  • Base in Duluth - $20
  • Leader:  Craig Mandel
  • See details on the MBW web site
October 30-31 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - North Shore I
 
  • Base in Duluth / Grand Marais - $40
  • Leader:  Craig Mandel
  • See details on the MBW web site
October 31 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - pre trip Mille Lacs
 
  • Base in Garrison - $20
  • Leader:  Kim Eckert
  • See details on the MBW web site
 
November 2014
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November 1-2 - Minnesota Birding Weekends - North Shore II
 
  • Base in Duluth / Grand Marais - $40
  • Leader:  Kim Eckert
  • See details on the MBW web site
Project FeederWatch  (runs from Nov 8th through April 3rd)
 
  • Participants count the numbers and kinds of birds at their feeders each week and send the information to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • To learn more and to sign up, visit www.feederwatch.org or call the Lab toll-free at (800) 843-2473. In return for the $15 fee ($12 for Lab members) participants receive the FeederWatcher’s Handbook, an identification poster of the most common feeder birds in their area, a calendar, complete instructions, and the FeederWatch annual report, Winter Bird Highlights.
 
December 2014
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December 5 - MOU Board Meeting
 
  • 6:00 pm at - location to be determined
  • Open to all Minnesota Ornithologists' Union members
December 6 - MOU Paper Session
 
  • Sponsored by the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Bell Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Minnesota (corner of Church St & University Ave)
  • Papers presented on various bird related topics; Displays available in the museum halls all day
  • MOU business meeting and election of officers
  • The MOU website has a schedule and a link to a PDF version of the registration form: http://www.moumn.org/paper.html.  If you wish to pre-register, registration forms need to be submitted by Nov 21.
  • Contact Carl Greiner for more information
December 14th through January 5th  - Christmas Bird Counts  (same dates every year)