The 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.
International Migratory Bird Day – Oak Hammock Marsh
Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Join birding experts Christian Artuso and Tim Poole from Bird Studies Canada and Manitoba IBA Program on a 2 hour guided walk.
Pre-registration is required.
COST IS $6/PERSON.
Westman Spring IBA weekend
Saturday May 20th
Oak Lake and Plum Lakes IBA
We will run a blitz to look for shorebirds and other migrants on the Saturday morning. Oak Lake possesses a fantastic diversity of habitats including native grasslands, wetlands and open water and should give us a great diversity of birds to look at. At 10am I will be delivering a community bird walk at the NCC Jiggin’s Bluff property, with all bird data collected contributing to the daily total. at the end of the meeting we will meet for lunch in Oak Lake and share stories from what has hopefully been a good mornings birding
Sunday May 21st
Whitewater Lake IBA
We will be back at Whitewater Lake for a blitz. Spring is a great time for finding High Arctic shorebirds in Manitoba and we will be back at Whitewater Lake on the Sunday morning looking for these and more. In 2015 Colin and Gillian counted 900 Pectoral Sandpipers on a single spring day, so good numbers are certainly possible. Again, we will meet for lunch, this time in Boissevain