Winter Birding in Minnesota
(January 19-22, 2017)
Sax-Zim Bog offers some of the best chances to glimpse boreal species including northern hawk owl, snowy owl, common and hoary redpolls, ruffed grouse, boreal chickadee, black-backed woodpecker, northern goshawk, white-winged crossbill, snow bunting, and great gray owl, North America’s tallest owl and a crowd favorite. The bog’s mix of seasonal boreal birds is unmatched by any other North American location. In addition to Sax-Zim Bog, we’ll be following daily bird reports for updates on rarities in the area. Get ready for a winter birding wonderland in Minnesota!
OTHER UNITED STATES ITINERARIES
Below are some of our sample itineraries, but note that we can customize the perfect United States adventure that meets your needs.
Early morning flight from Denver to Miineapolis (arrival by 10:30 am). After picking up our rental vehciles, we’ll drive to Duluth and check in to our hotel (drive time approx. 2.5-3 hrs). Fitger’s Inn, our home base for the next three nights, is located in the historic 1885 renovated Fitger’s Brewery and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Afternoon birding – Duluth/ Superior area. Get to know your fellow birders and discuss birding strategies for the weekend during tonight’s welcome dinner. Overnight at Fitger’s Inn. (L,D)
Days 2-3 (Fri, Jan 20 – Sat, Jan 21) – Duluth/ Sax-Zim Bog/ Lake Superior
Early morning departures from Duluth for full days of birding including Sax-Zim Bog and other area highlights. Exact locations will depend on recent sightings. Overnights at Fitger’s Inn. (CB,PL,D)
Day 4 (Sun, Jan 22) – Duluth/ Minneapolis/ Departure
We have the morning to continue birding the area. Afternoon return to Minneapolis in time to connect to evening flight home. (B,L)
Meals: B=breakfast; CB=continental breakfast; PL=packed lunch; L=Lunch; D=dinner
Price: $1065* per person (double occupancy). Single supplement: $325*.
Price includes accommodations, guided birding with spotting scopes, ground transportation, activities and meals as listed in the itinerary.
Exclusions: airfare, travel insurance, taxis, and optional activities.
*Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice until booked and deposit received. A 3% discount will be applied to payments by check. Single rooms are subject to availability.