Manitoba IBA Upcoming Events

itewater LaThe Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program has organised a number of events in the past 2 years, including bird blitzes, workshops and presentations. Below, is an update on upcoming events organised by the program.

Delta Marsh Birding Walk

Date: Saturday September 9th

Time: 8am

Meeting Place: Fort La Reine Museum, see the Fort La Reine Museum website for directions

Join Manitoba IBA Coordinator and the Fort La Reine Museum for a walk in the world famous Delta Marsh Important Bird and Biodiversity Area. We will look for shorebirds along the beach, migrating warblers in the trees along the beach ridge and waterfowl in the marsh to the rear. We will meet at the museum and carpool to the marsh.

Pre-registration is preferred –  email for details

Langruth 2nd Annual Harvest Festival

Date: Saturday September 23rd

Time: 11am-8pm

To be confirmed, but it is likely we will have a presence at this event.

Riverton Sandy Bar Weed Pull Party

Date: September 29th 2017

Location: Riverton Sandy Bar IBA

Please join us for weed pull #3 at Riverton Sandy Bar. The purpose of this Weed Pull is to once again clear an area of Sandy Bar to make the habitat more attractive to Piping Plover. This shorebird species last nested at Sandy Bar in 2004. With low lake levels and a large open sandy area we hope that the Piping Plover may once again make an appearance at Sandy Bar.

Pre-registration is preferred –  email for details

North, West and East Shoal Lakes IBA Fall Blitz

Date: tbc

We are keen to do one final blitz and Shoal Lakes are an ideal place to do this. We will start early to count the geese and ducks as they leave the area and then look for some hidden gems such as scoters and other northern migrants as they continue their southerly migration.

Pre-registration is preferred –  email for details

Winnipeg Area eBird training

Date: tbc

We will run an eBird and IBA workshop in fall 2017. Details to come