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WINONA, MINNESOTA

Upper Mississippi: Habitat Diversity for Fabulous Birding

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Program #5613RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
You will want to bring binoculars or scopes if you have them available. Other items that would be helpful are:camera, water bottle, hats, boots or sturdy shoes, insect repellent with DEET (the more the better), Sibley or National Geographic Field Guide (if you have them).

Itinerary for May 27 — May 31, 2013

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Type: Motel

Contact info:
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987 USA
phone: 507-454-6930
web: daysinn.com

Room amenities: Hairdryers in every room; Cable 58+ channel television with HBO.

Facility amenities: Free high speed internet; Wheelchair-Accessible Rooms with Roll-in Showers; Coffee and Tea Available 24 Hours.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by motel.
Call motel for rates at 507-454-6930.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, May 27 - Road Scholar Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Check into hotel and pick up informational folders and register with Road Scholar coordinator. We will do introductions before going to dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at near-by restaurant.

Evening: After dinner we will do some evening birding and review the schedule for the week.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987 USA
phone: 507-454-6930
web: daysinn.com

Room amenities: Hairdryers in every room; Cable 58+ channel television with HBO.

Facility amenities: Free high speed internet; Wheelchair-Accessible Rooms with Roll-in Showers; Coffee and Tea Available 24 Hours.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by motel.
Call motel for rates at 507-454-6930.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 28 - Birding
Breakfast: Breakfast at the motel.

Morning: Area birding habitats will be explored by van. Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge.

Lunch: Lunch will be in an area restaurant near the birding site.

Afternoon: Area birding habitats will be explored by van. Wildlife refuge, Lewiston, Utica and Altura areas.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

Evening: Birding at Whitewater Wildlife Management Area. Ponds and roadside woodland birding.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987 USA
phone: 507-454-6930
web: daysinn.com

Room amenities: Hairdryers in every room; Cable 58+ channel television with HBO.

Facility amenities: Free high speed internet; Wheelchair-Accessible Rooms with Roll-in Showers; Coffee and Tea Available 24 Hours.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by motel.
Call motel for rates at 507-454-6930.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 29 - Birding
Breakfast: Breakfast at the motel.

Morning: Area birding habitats will be explored by van. Beaver Creek State Park.

Lunch: Lunch at an area restaurant

Afternoon: Area birding habitats will be explored by van. Wiscoy area.

Dinner: Dinner in area restaurant.

Evening: Evening birding

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
420 Cottonwood Drive
Winona, MN 55987 USA
phone: 507-454-6930
web: daysinn.com

Room amenities: Hairdryers in every room; Cable 58+ channel television with HBO.

Facility amenities: Free high speed internet; Wheelchair-Accessible Rooms with Roll-in Showers; Coffee and Tea Available 24 Hours.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by motel.
Call motel for rates at 507-454-6930.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 30 - Birding
Breakfast: Breakfast at the motel.

Morning: Area birding habitats will be explored by van. Great River Bluffs State Park.

Lunch: Lunch will be in area restaurant convenient to birding sites.

Afternoon: Weather permitting we will go on a pontoon boat ride on the backwaters of the Mississippi River.

Dinner: Farewell dinner will be held in area restaurant.

Evening: Evening birding. Trempealeau wetlands.

Lodging: Days Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, May 31 - Birding/Check out
Breakfast: Breakfast at the motel.

Morning: Area birding habitats will be explored by van. John Latsch State Park/ Whitewater Wildlife Management Area.

Lunch: You will check out of motel and grab a quick bite for lunch before heading home.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
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