Package Dates: Spring 2017

June 9-11, 2017

A workshop led by Ann Russ of the North House Folk School – Northern Ecology: Spring Birding Experience Up the Trail

Head up the Trail and experience the unique birds and natural habitat of the Gunflint area. We are pleased to partner with the North House Folk School to offer students an opportunity to immerse in the environment of this special area.

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. This course will meet at Gunflint Lodge for a short introductory session on Day 1 from 7-8 pm. 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. 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 spring 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 Spring Birding Experience package. You do not have to stay at Gunflint Lodge  to participate in the class.

Our package includes: Accommodations in a lakeside fireplace Classic Cabin with a full kitchen or kitchennette, living room with fireplace, one or more bedrooms as needed, and a shower bath. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and all guided Naturalist activities are included.

$ 144.00 per night double occupancy for your own private lakeside fireplace Classic Cabin.

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional