Registration is now closed.
Here are the details to date for Warbler Weekend 2022.
Registration: Registration for the weekend and reservations for all meals, including requests for gluten-free or vegetarian meals, are required in advance. Watch for further instructions. The registration deadline is April 25.
Accommodations: Birders staying overnight need to make their own reservations. Lake City and Red Wing are closest.
Location: Dining Hall, Hok-Si-La Park, Lake City, MN
On-site Information: The usual Bird Board, Schedule, and Notices will be posted on information boards in prominent places. Special sightings, identification of Saturday leaders, and places to bird will be on a handout available Friday evening and Saturday, with changes announced during meals. The Warbler Weekend count will be tallied after the Saturday supper.
Friday, May 6
6:30 p.m. Coffee, cookies and socializing 7:00 p.m. Presentation
Saturday, May 7 –
Meals will be prepared and served by Lake City Kiwanis in the Dining Hall
8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast. Announcements at 8:45 a.m.
12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch. Announcements at 12:45 p.m.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner. Tally and announcements
Saturday Birding Walks
Morning: 6:15 a.m.-8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Gather on the grass at the parking lot around appropriate signs for each scheduled walk. Trips depart promptly, so please be on time. Likely spots and topics are:
- Frontenac State Park: Prairie walk, Sand Point trail, and overlook
- Hok-Si-La north and south
- Old Methodist Camp area
- Frontenac Town Cemetery and town walk
- Villa Maria grounds
- Beginning birder walk
- Birding by car
- Birding by ear
Sunday, May 8
No meals or activities are planned for this day. Enjoy birding on your own!
Evaluation forms: We want your input! All birders will be asked to fill out an evaluation form so that we can continue to improve Warbler Weekend.