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Gunflint Trail Spring Birding Experience: Up the Trail

Course Overview

Enjoy excellent spring birding in a truly spectacular location on the iconic Gunflint Trail. In this course, part of the Up the Trail series, students will take advantage of the spring migration and enjoy being in the field on the edge of the Boundary Waters. Based out of Gunflint Lodge, students will spend two morning sessions up early and immersed in the boreal forest right outside the door. On Day 2, students will take a short afternoon field trip to the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, which has been home to nesting loons easily viewed from a safe distance in years past. Some specific species we will be hoping to find include: Black-backed Woodpecker, winter wren, Gray Jay, and 15 species of warbler including Northern Parula, Northern Waterthrush, Canada Warbler, and Mourning Warbler. A variety of lodging options are available to students at special rates, allowing students to enjoy the beauty and northwoods hospitality of one of Minnesota’s premier wilderness resorts and immerse in spring birding while exploring the Gunflint wilderness. Note, this course will meet at Gunflint Lodge for a short introductory session on Day 1, 7-8pm.

Course Details

Length: 2¼ Days