The rich biological diversity of Pine County and the surrounding area provide a bonanza of birding opportunities for experienced birders and those just getting started. The Audubon Center of the North Woods is located in a unique transition zone where the eastern deciduous forest meets the northern conifer forest, and where pockets of the western prairie can be found. The terrestrial diversity is matched by the aquatic plethora of rivers, lakes, bogs and marshes. This first-class weekend all-inclusive birding festival gives participants a chance to visit a wide variety of habitats that support myriad bird species.
With field trips led by seasoned guides, engaging on-site workshops, bird banding sessions, a live raptor presentation, renowned keynote speakers, delicious homemade meals and comfortable accommodations, this all-inclusive festival is birding at its best. We invite you to join us for a fun and memorable weekend. All-inclusive weekend package rates and commuter rates are available.
Lodging Package (All Inclusive) includes:2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 social hours and appetizers, all keynote speakers, workshops and field trips. $275/person, double occupancy; $225/person, increased occupancy (3+)
Commuter Package (No lodging) includes: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 social hours and appetizers, all keynote speakers, workshops and all field trips. $195/person
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - register and pay in full by May 1, 2013 and take 10% off the above rates
Reserve by May 1 to get the Early Bird discount!
Over 225 bird species have been spotted at the Audubon Center property alone and during this weekend, participants have the possibility to identify many of Minnesota’s Stewardship Birds, as recently identified by Audubon Minnesota. Stewardship birds are defined as bird species where Minnesota contains 5% or more of the bird’s global breeding population.
11 of the 12 MN Stewardship Bird species are regulars to the area: