May 11,Fri, 2018 - May 13,Sun, 2018
2500 U.S. Hwy 61, Lake City, MN 55041
Registration Form is now live at Warbler Weekend Reservation Form
For the past 47 years, SPAS’ Warbler Weekend has welcomed all levels of Birders. The event centered at the Villa Maria Conference Center in Frontenac, MN. Unfortunately, the Villa closed June 30, 2016, initiating the adventure to find a new site. The 2017 Warbler Weekend Committee’s goal was to find a site which would continue the annual census of spring migrants keeping a similar design and familiar feel for all styles of birding.
Hok-Si-La Park is Hub
Hok-Si-La Park for many years has welcomed SPAS birders Mother’s Day Weekend to its trails and shelters. Throughout Saturday, May 12 SPAS activities will center in the large riverside Dining Hall close by Lake Pepin. Activities include registration, eating, recording sightings, gathering for organized walks, and more. Lake City Kiwanis Club is providing all food service; meals at 8, 12 and 6. The Count will follow the evening meal. Advance registration is required for all meals (see below). For Hok-Si-La Park information: http://www.hoksilapark.org
Registration and meal reservations close April 20.
Saturday is the focus. There will be leader-led walks which may focus on particular habitats, basic birding skills, bird songs, walking distance, or a favorite place such as Sand Point, Frontenac town cemetery, Old Frontenac, or Frontenac State Park. A Bird Board to record species sighted, the Schedule, and other Notices will be posted in prominent places.