(previous update 23 August)


• Greater Roadrunner

South Texas II MBWeek

February 2014

(Scott Meyer photo)



• Black Guillemot

 North Shore MBWeekend

 November 2009

2014-15 MBWeekends & MBWeeks

~  Our 29th Season  ~

  1. Minnesota Birding Weekends  ~  2014-15 Season

  2. Minnesota Birding Weeks & Weekends (MBW) now enters its 29th season offering unique, modestly priced in-state birding trips in association with the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union (these MBWs originated back in 1986 with the name MOU Birding Weekends). Since 1986, we have now accumulated a total of nearly 400 MBWeekends, around 6,700 registrations, a composite list of 359 species seen in the state, and all 87 Minnesota counties have been included on our MBWeekend itineraries over the years.

Click here for the 3 September 2014 registration status of the 2014-15 MBWeekends

  1. Minnesota Birding Weeks  ~  2014-15 Season

  2. In addition to our wide assortment of MBWeekends, this season’s schedule of out-of-state MBWeeks (there have been nearly 80 since 1988) will continue with destinations such as High Island & the Hill Country in Texas, Newfoundland & Nova Scotia, central California, Washington & British Columbia, southern California & Arizona, and South Texas. And be  sure to take note of the relatively inexpensive cost of MBWeeks – typically less than half (sometimes closer to only a third) of other tour company fees for similar trips.

Click here for the 3 September 2014 registration status of the 2014-15 MBWeeks

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This MBWbirds website also includes....

  1. A Birder’s Guide to Minnesota updates

  2. Corrections and additions to the 4th edition of A Birder's Guide to Minnesota (revised 2002; recently out-of-print) are published here periodically as needed and included on the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union’s website. These updates are to provide those who use this basic reference to Minnesota's birding locations with more accurate and up-to-date information.

~ Most recent update July 2014 ~

  1. Birding by Hindsight

  2. This series of 70 bird identification articles included an installment in every issue of The Loon, journal of the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union, from 1995-2012.

~ Most recent (and final) article in Spring 2012 issue of The Loon ~

  1. Minnesota Sewage Ponds

  2. Municipal sewage ponds (which are also known as sewage lagoons, settling ponds, wastewater treatment ponds, etc.) are often productive birding sites. Accordingly, a checklist of Minnesota’s 360+ known sewage ponds is included here.

~ Most recent update October 2013 ~

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For additional information on MBWbirds.com, contact Kim R Eckert at eckertkr@gmail.com. Also available are GUIDING SERVICES for those interested in birding Minnesota or other states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. And finally, what would any self-respecting website be without the obligatory BLOG !?