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3rd Annual Great River Birding Festival
Wabasha, MN
May 12-13-14, 2006

Phone: Mary at 877-525-3248 - E-mail: info@lakecitymn.org

Imagine exploring the Mississippi backwaters by boat in search of Prothonotary Warblers, back from their long tropical journeys. Hop aboard and ride the rails through the Tiffany Bottoms floodplain forest, an open railcar birding trip you will never forget! Visit with live birds of prey and the people who work to preserve them! We are proud to offer an exciting weekend of quality programs and events and invite you to explore our wonderful communities along the way.


International Migratory Bird Day
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
17076 293rd Ave
Zimmerman, MN
Saturday, May 13, 2006

Phone: 763-389-3323 ext.13 - Email: sherburne@fws.gov

Celebrate the return of migratory birds to their breeding areas by taking a guided bird tour on the refuge. Advance registration is requested.


9th Annual Festival of Birds
Detroit Lakes - MN
May 18-19-21, 2006

Phone: 800-542-3992 - Email: dlchamber@visitdetroitlakes.com

The Detroit Lakes area is in the heart of a transition zone of tallgrass prairie, northern hardwood, and boreal forests. As a result, birders can find an impressive variety of species in a small geographic area. Learning, socializing, and birding opportunities through workshops, exhibitors, banquets, and fieldtrips!


9th Grand Marais Boreal Birding Festiival
Grand Marais - MN
June 2-3-4, 2006

Phone: 1-888-922-5000 or 218-387-2524 - Email: info@grandmarais.com

Field trips along Lake Superior from Grand Marais to Grand Portage, along the North Shore Highlands, and to the end of the Gunflint Trail. The North Shore of Lake Superior and Gunflint Trail provide a wide diversity of forest types and therefore, a great number of bird species. Forest and terrain varies from a great body of water, to a deciduous (birch and aspen) forest, to a maple forest, conifer mix forest with inland lakes, and finally, the boreal forest with inland lakes. And, to add to forest diversity, much of the Gunflint Trail area was affected by a massive "derecho" windstorm in July of 1999. The affected forest has been treated in many areas by logging and/or prescribed burns, and some of the blowdown areas remain intact. Past festivals found 100 different species.


5th Annual Grand Marais Autumn Migration Birding Festival
Grand Marais - MN
October 27-28-29, 2006

Phone: 1-888-922-5000 or 218-387-2524 - Email: info@grandmarais.com

The combination of the best chance for sought-after regular species with the lure of a dazzling array of rarities seen over the past years makes the North Shore of Lake Superior the "birding-place-to-be" in October! Field trips locating the migrating birds from Lutsen to Grand Portage.



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