Bird Walk – Jiggin’s Bluff NCC Property, Oak Lake and Plum Lakes IBA, Saturday 20th May, 10am – 12pm

Oak Lake and Plum Lakes has been recognised internationally as one of the world’s most important places for birds and wildlife. Huge concentrations of birds use this area for feeding during migration including globally important numbers of waterfowl. In addition, the diverse habitats host large numbers of threatened grassland birds, woodland birds and wetland birds. On Saturday May 20th, Manitoba Important Bird area Coordinator Tim Poole will lead a bird walk at the NCC property at Jiggin’s Bluff south of Oak Lake. the walk will start at 10am and will finish around 12pm. Bring sturdy walking shoes and boots and any appropriate clothing for the weather plus water and snacks. If you have binoculars then please also bring them along.

Jiggins Bluff can be reached by:

From Souris

  1. From Souris head west on Highway 2, for 30km, Turn North on Highway 254
  2. Continue north for 2.5 miles (4km) (if you reach the creek you went too far!)
  3. Turn West on the Gravel Road and continue into the yardsite

From Oak Lake Resort

  1. From Oak Lake Beach head East and then South on PR 254
  2. Continue South for 8 km
  3. Turn West on the gravel road just after the bridge, and continue into the yardsite

People can park along the road in the yard

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