This trip is a doozy! We start off based in Duluth, MN, which gives us easy access to the fabulous, boreal Superior National Forest, where we will search for breeding warblers (such as Cape May, Bay-breasted, Mourning, and Tennessee), flycatchers (Yellow-bellied, Olive-sided), Broad-winged Hawks, Gray Jays, and vireos. We will also be making several visits to the Sax-Zim Bog, with its breeding but elusive Great Gray Owls, Connecticut Warblers, and other boreal specialties. We will head west with a visit to the Felton Prairie area to look for Greater Prairie Chickens and a variety of prairie sparrows. From Jamestown, ND, we will comb the prairies and farmlands for breeding Upland Sandpipers, Western Willets, American Avocets, Sharp-tailed Grouse, and an impressive list of sparrows (including Clay-colored, Vesper, Grasshopper, Le Conte's, and Baird's). We will also have a chance at Sprague's Pipit. This region is part of the great duck factory of North America, with abundant ducks, grebes, Wilson's Phalaropes, and Black Terns. We finish in Bismarck, ND, to begin our trip home. This is a demanding trip, covering lots of miles by van, and including early morning departures and some evening birding. But the landscape and birds are fantastic. On previous trips, we found 200 species of birds (23 species of warblers) and 21 of mammals. We always have a great time, and you will too.
The listed fees are for double occupancy. A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is due at the time of registration. A single-room supplement is available for an additional $700. For a detailed brochure, please call 978-462-9998.
Final payment is due May 7. Leaders will send out trip materials after final payment is received. Cancellations made within 30 days of departure cannot be refunded or credited unless we can fill your space. Note: Please do not make your flight arrangements until you have checked with the trip leaders.