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.


We have a few events lined up for mid-summer 2017. These are:

Whitewater Lake IBA Blitz

Date: August 6th 2017
Time: 7:30 am  to  1:30 pm

Come along to look for shorebirds, long-legged waders and more in Manitoba’s most important wetland complex for migrating shorebirds.

Pre-registration is required –  email iba@naturemanitoba.ca for details


Riverton Sandy Bar Weed Pull

Date: August 17th 2017

Important Bird Area Caretaker for Riverton Sandy Bar, Joanne Smith, organised a weed pull in 2016 which pulled along a good crowd (see here). The purpose is to remove invasive clover from the sandbar and hopefully create habitat for the threatened Piping Plover to breed in this area once more in the future. We are organising a repeat work party on August 17th in the morning.

If you are interested in coming along to help please contact Manitoba IBA Coordinator Tim Poole at iba@naturemanitoba.ca or 204-943-9029.


Whitewater Lake IBA Blitz

Date: August 20th or 27th 2017 (date still to be determined)
Time: 7:30 am  to  1:30 pm

Come along to look for shorebirds, long-legged waders and more in Manitoba’s most important wetland complex for migrating shorebirds.

Pre-registration is required –  email iba@naturemanitoba.ca for details