Outside of MBWeekends, please note that I have seldom been guiding visitors in the Duluth area or elsewhere in Minnesota in recent years. However, now that MBWeeks are being discontinued, out-of-state tours would be of greater interest.   


My fee is $20/hour total (not per person), regardless of the number of persons guided: i.e., 2 persons = $10/person/hour, 4 persons = $5/ person/hour, etc. The hours involved include the time spent birding or traveling.

There are additional charges for any personal expenses incurred while birding or traveling: i.e., meals, lodging (if away from Duluth overnight), and transportation (my vehicle is available @ 20¢/mile, gasoline included).


Small groups of individuals can also be guided at other locations in the U. S. / Canada, where I have previously led MBWeeks or Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. These include:

• Arizona (i.e., the Phoenix area & southeast AZ)

• California (i.e., southern & central CA)

• Colorado (grouse leks in April)

• Florida (especially south FL, including the Dry Tortugas)

• Manitoba (including Churchill)

• Nebraska (Sandhill Cranes in March)

• Newfoundland & Nova Scotia

• North & South Dakota (especially Kidder Co. & southwest ND; the Badlands /

   Black Hills region in SD)

• Ontario-Ohio-Michigan (i.e., Point Pelee, Magee Marsh, Kirtland’s Warblers,

   and Whitefish Point)

• Texas (especially South Texas, plus the Big Bend region, the Hill Country, and

   High Island / East Texas)

• Washington State (i.e., western WA & the adjacent Vacouver, BC region)    

The participants share in all the trip expenses: my guiding fee of $250/day plus expenses (meals, lodging, and travel), vehicle rentals, gas, entry fees and permits, lodging, etc.


For additional information or to schedule a tour, contact:

Kim Richard Eckert

218 349 5953 cell/text


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