Come join us for an intimate gathering of readers of Bird Watcher's Digest in the Far North with Minnesota's own native son: birding funnyman Al Batt!

Our very first Reader Rendezvous will be held this winter in Hibbing, MN (are we CRAZY?) with funnyman and Minnesota birder Al Batt. We'll meet at The Hibbing Park Hotel & Suites in Hibbing, MN on the afternoon of Friday, February 21 for check-in, and a welcome gathering/social hour and dinner, followed by a short program from Al. The next morning we'll grab our gear and head out to Sax-Zim Bog and other area hotspots looking for northern species such as great gray owl, boreal owl, pine grosbeak, and spruce grouse. Back at the hotel that night we'll enjoy a delicious dinner and a feature presentation by Al. Sunday morning we'll hit one more local spot, then make our departures for home.

Owls With Al: Minnesota Birding With Al Batt

February 21-23, 2014
Hibbing Park Hotel—Hibbing, MN


$400 per person, includes all programs, field trips, and guiding. Lodging is not included.

Add a meal plan for $95/person.

A $25 non-refundable registration fee is included. The Reader Rendezvous event fee does NOT include lodging or transportation to/from the event.

Tips and Packing Suggestions

Winters in northern Minnesota are snowy and cold. Temperatures in late February average from lows of zero to highs of 30 degrees Fahrenheit, with possible wind chills reaching -30 to even -60 degrees Fahrenheit. Come prepared for winter weather.

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Lodging and Travel

To make lodging arrangements, contact the Hibbing Park Hotel:

Hibbing Park Hotel and Suites
1402 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-262-3481 or 1-800-262-3481
Fax: 218-262-1906

Ask for the special Reader Rendezvous Group Rate.

Travel note:

The Chisholm-Hibbing airport is just a few miles east of our event site and is the closest metro airport to our event. Rental cars are available.

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