Fall Birding

Fall Migrants on the Gunflint: Birding Up the Trail

Package Dates: Fall 2017

September 5-7, 2017

A workshop led by Bob Janssent of the North House Folk School – Northern Ecology: Birding Up the Trail

Fall birding deep in the boreal forest on the edge of the Boundary Waters offers a tremendous time to spot neo-tropical migrants during the peak of migration. Held at historic Gunflint Lodge, this unique offering will immerse students in the pristine wilderness of the Gunflint Trail with esteemed Minnesota birder Bob Janssen. Students will spend their time looking for migrant warblers, vireos, flycatchers and thrushes that will be passing through the neighborhood and well as the boreal species commonly found in this habitat, including crossbills, black back woodpeckers, ravens and boreal chickadees. Based out of Gunflint Lodge, this course will allow students to explore the end of the trail area with a comfortable home base.

For more information about the class, view the North House Folk School website here.

A variety of lodging options are available to students at this special rate, allowing students to enjoy the beauty and Northwoods hospitality of one of Minnesota’s premier wilderness resorts and immerse in fall birding while exploring the Gunflint wilderness.

Registrations for the NHFS course can be made online with North House Folk School here or by calling North House at 218.387.9762. You can register for the course directly, then you can call us for a cabin reservation at: 1-800-328-3325 and ask for the Fall Birding package. You do not have to stay at Gunflint Lodge  to participate in the class.

This package includes:

  • Two nights accommodations in a lakeside fireplace Classic Cabin with a full kitchen or kitchenette, living room with fireplace, one or more bedrooms as needed, and a shower bath
  • Unlimited use of canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and hiking trails
  • All guided Naturalist activities

Package pricing:

  • $ 144 per night in a Classic Cabin for up to two people
  • $35 each additional person

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional


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