Manitoba IBA Upcoming Events

The Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program has organizes a number of events each years, including bird blitzes, workshops and presentations.

If you are interested in being added to our volunteer mailing list to hear about upcoming events in advance, please email iba@naturemanitoba.ca.


Oak Hammock Marsh Shorebird Walk – Saturday, May 28th at 8:00 am or 10:00 am

We will be at Oak Hammock Marsh for their World Migratory Bird Day celebration on Saturday, May 28th for shorebird walks departing the Interpretive Centre parking lot at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Spotting scopes will be available to use and this event is suitable for all skill levels. There is a $10/person fee for the walk. This event is run by the Harry J. Enns Wetland Interpretive Centre. To sign up contact the Interpretive Centre or sign up online at: https://oakhammockmarsh.myshopify.com/products/guided-shorebird-survey-walk. This event is suitable for all skill levels.


Southwestern Manitoba Shorebird Identification Workshop – Sunday, May 29th at 8:30 am

Join us on a visit in southwestern Manitoba for a practical look at how to identify shorebirds in their breeding plumage. Our location in southwestern Manitoba is to be announced depending on where shorebirds are gathering and accessible. Possible locations include Elton Road Wetland, Griswold Marsh or Oak Lake/ Plum Lake IBA. Spotting scopes will be available to use. Carpooling from Winnipeg or Brandon is available.  This is a free event suitable for all skill levels.


Whitewater Lake Bird Blitz – Saturday, June 4th at 8:30 am

Support bird conservation in Manitoba by participating in our citizen science monitoring of Whitewater Lake. Whitewater Lake is a premier destination in Manitoba for shorebirds, and a wide variety of other birds. Carpooling from Winnipeg or Brandon is available. This is a free event suitable for all skill levels.


Nightjar Monitoring – June 11 – 19 and July 6-17, 2022 starting at dusk

Manitoba IBA is looking for volunteers interested in conducting monitoring for the Eastern Whip-poor-will and Common Nighthawk at several IBAs in Manitoba including the North, East and West Shoal Lakes IBA, Delta Marsh IBA and Langruth IBA. Monitoring takes place around the weeks of the full moon in June and July (June 11-19th and July 6th – 17th) starting at dusk.


Past events

Our spring 2022 webinar series starts in April. To register please email iba@naturemanitoba.ca. We look forward to seeing you there!

April and May 2022 Posters