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Trip Report by Connie Goldman
Species List
Pictures by Bert Filemyr
Bird Pictures by Bert Filemyr
Pictures by Jane Henderson / Bob Cohen

Concept: A 11 day shared expenses birding trip to Minnesota and North Dakota. We will be seeking out and enjoying the numerous breeding species of the area.
Monday June 8 - Thursday June 18th

A Birding Adventure
Page updated Friday, September 4, 2009 8:00 AM

Connie Goldman, Ann Scott, Bert Filemyr, Jane Henderson, Bob Cohen, (and "Ethel")
For further information: Contact Bert Filemyr

 

Reports from the Road!
We have posted daily updates here. We hope you enjoy following along with our adventure.

Day 1

Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11


Planning:
. For this trip we will be using Google Maps for planning. This will provide an easily editable, interactive, web based map.

Click here for a planning page which will be used for detailed planning.

On the map:
The airplanes is where we will fly into. (MSP)
Beds are lodging places
Green markers are National Wildlife Refuges, parks, etc.
Blue markers are other birding locations.

You can use the controls on the map to zoom in, zoom out, pan, etc.
In order to take full advantage of all the map has to offer it is suggested that you Click Here to view a full map in a new browser window.

 


 

A trip develops........

Day
Wake up in.....
Overview of the day
Specifics
Miles between nights

Monday June 8

Day 1

Our homes

Catch 8:15 am flight.
Arrive in Minneapolis at 10:19 am
Pick up rental vehicle

Get to Fargo

Check into Fargo motel

Albany Sewage Ponds

Osakis Sewage Ponds

Lake Alice Heronry

242 miles

3.5 hours

Moorhead Travelodge

Tuesday June 9

Day 2

Fargo/Moorhead
Full day out of Fargo

Felton Prairie

Locations around Fargo/Moorhead

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Moorhead Travelodge

Wednesday June 10

Day 3

Fargo/Moorhead
Check out of Fargo motel

Move to Jamestown

Check into Jamestown motel

 

Felton Prairie

Lake Bertha

97 miles

1.5 hours

Holiday Inn Express Jamestown

Thursday June 11

Day 4

Jamestown
Full day out of Jamestown

Long Lake NWR

 

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Holiday Inn Express Jamestown

Friday June 12

Day 5

Jamestown
Full day out of Jamestown

Chase Lake NWR

Arrowwood NWR

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Holiday Inn Express Jamestown

Saturday June 13

Day 6

Jamestown
Check out of Jamestown motel

 

Move to Detroit Lakes

Check into Detroit Lakes motel

Jamestown Area

Bluestem Prairie Scientific and Natural Area

Buffalo River State Park

144 miles

2.25 hours

Americinn Detroit Lakes

Sunday June 14

Day 7

Detroit Lakes
Full day out of Detroit Lakes

Tamarac NWR

Hamden Falls NWR

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Americinn Detroit Lakes

Monday June 15

Day 8

Detroit Lakes
Check out of Detroit Lakes motel

Move to McGregor

Check into McGregor motel

Rice Lake NWR

McGregor Marsh (night)

145 miles

2.3 hours

McGregor, MN
Country Meadows Inn
No website, phone 218-768-7378

Tuesday June 16

Day 9

McGregor
Check out of McGregor motel

Move to Duluth

Check into Duluth motel

Sax-Zim Bog

60 miles

1 hour

Econolodge Duluth

Wednesday June 17

Day 10

Duluth
Full Day out of Duluth

Superior National Forest

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Econolodge Duluth

Thursday June 18

Day 11

Duluth

Check out of Duluth motel

Return to MSP

Catch flight to Philadelphia

 

160 miles

2.5 hours

Our homes

 

Responsibilities

Air reservations - Connie
Purser - Ann
Lodging - Ann
Godfather - Bert
Rental Car / Lead Driver - Bert
Loadmaster - Bob
Website - Bert
Checklist - Bert

Fargo area birding - Connie

The following items need ownership

Suggested Viewing

Fargo (film)

Suggested Reading

General References

Birding in Minnesota

Birding in North Dakota

History

Lodging locations

Birding festivals (we will not be in the areas when these are held)