Manitoba’s Important Bird Areas

Manitoba is home to 38 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that cover more than 15,680 km2. From the shores of Hudson Bay to the mixed-grass prairie in the southwest corner of the province, each IBA has its own significance to birds and biodiversity. Located on public and private land, many of Manitoba’s IBAs have no formal protection. Favorite birding destinations like Delta Marsh, Oak Hammock Marsh, Churchill and Whitewater Lake all have IBA status.

Each IBA in Manitoba has a site summary, which can be viewed on the IBA Canada website. Site summaries and maps were published in 2000 and are in the process of being updated thanks to data and information submitted by volunteer Caretakers at IBAs. To learn more about Manitoba’s volunteer IBA Caretaker Network and how you can get involved, please visit our Volunteer page.

NEW! Fall newsletter

Manitoba Important Bird Areas brochure and map (see below) with all IBAs in the province now available! 

To request a copy, please contact Tim Poole, IBA Coordinator at or call 204-943-9029.

IBA Manitoba Map