Manitoba IBA Upcoming Events

The Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program has organised a number of events in the past three years, including bird blitzes, workshops and presentations. Below are a list of current events planned for late summer and fall 2018.


Riverton Sandy Bar Weed Pull

September 28th, 2018, 8:30-12:00

Come join the Manitoba Important Bird Area Program for our fall weed pull at the Riverton Sandy Bar IBA on Friday September 28th. We will be pulling weeds to make space for the rare and elusive Piping Plover, a species once common in this IBA, but not seen for a number of years. The encroaching vegetation has significantly reduced habitat for this and other breeding species, and the IBA Program and our caretaker, Joanne Smith, are determined to do something to rectify this situation. We will meet at 8:30 in the parking lot for hot coffee and maybe a few baked goodies, and at 9am we will head up to our weeding spot near the tip of the sandbar. Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear, gardening gloves if you have them, binoculars, water, a bagged lunch and a sense of humour! We will stay out until midday.

Please note that there is no outhouse at this parking lot.

Email or call 204 943-9029 for more information

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Fall events

We will be running a few waterfowl counting events around the province. Look out for announcements in September. We also plan to run a new event – ‘The Great Sandhill Crane Search’. This will focus on an area from Virden to the southwest corner of the province and will take place in October.

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Sandhill Cranes in the thousands near Oak Lake. Copyright Christian Artuso

Email or call 204 943-9029 for more information