Minnesota: Northwoods Winter Adventure

January 20 – 25, 2024

Leaves From: Duluth, MN

Participant Minimum: 4
Participant Maximum: 5
Activity Level: Light

Price: $2,499 per person

Double occupancy. Single supplement: $450

This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.

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Northern Minnesota’s Sax Zim Bog draws birders in for a chance to see the highly sought after Great Gray Owl and Northern Hawk Owl. In addition to these amazing owls, several boreal species such a Canada Jay, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Northern Shrike, and Black-backed Woodpecker are present. The irruptive nature of many of the boreal forest finches can allow for very large numbers of Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Common and Hoary Redpolls, Pine Siskin, and both Red and White-winged Crossbills! Outside of the bog, we will have the opportunity to try for some of the other boreal forest birds such as Spruce Grouse, American Three-toed Woodpecker, and Bohemian Waxwing. The easy access to birding Lake Superior can even allow for winter gulls, waterfowl, and Snowy Owls! Many of the songbird species frequent bird feeders, allowing for great photography on the surrounding setting!

The boreal forest is home to many incredible mammal species! Moose, Bobcat, and Snowshoe Hare are possibilities! This trip may not be able to boast the largest trip list, but the quality of species makes up for the quantity. The stunning scenery of the boreal forest in winter in addition to great birds is a combination that will make for an unforgettable trip!

Trip Leaders

Tyler Ficker


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Park Entrance Fees

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Tour Route

Minnesota: Northwoods Winter Adventure Map

Birds and More Seen on This Tour

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