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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.
The upper reaches of the Mississippi River are nestled between groves of woodlands, bluffs and sand dunes — ideal birding habitats. With an expert ornithologist as your instructor, journey to the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge and the valley of the Whitewater River to search for sandhill cranes, Henslow’s sparrows, Bells vireos, Swainson’s hawks, sedge wrens and willow flycatchers in Minnesota’s birding paradise. You are sure to turn up an interesting species list! If you have joined this program before, come back as we're always looking for new species and new territory.


Highlights

• Explore the mighty Mississippi River’s upper reaches in search of an amazing variety of bird species.
• Explore the unique avian fauna of Minnesota with your award-winning, expert ornithological instructor.
• Discover the rich architectural and historical town of Winona, a onetime logging town founded by a steamboat captain.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile over uneven terrain in all weather. Must be able to enter/exit a van several times a day.

Coordinated by Winona State University.


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4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Field trips

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3.8
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