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. More events will be posted on this page during the upcoming spring.

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


North, West and East Shoal Lakes IBA

May 4th, from 8am

we are looking for 3-4 groups to complete a count of the North, West and East Shoal Lakes IBA between Inwood and Woodlands on the 4th May. our target birds will include waterbirds and early migrating shorebirds. Please email iba@naturemanitoba.ca for more information.

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International Migratory Bird Day, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

Date: May 11, 2019
Time: 8:00 am  to  4:30 pm

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Oak Hammock Marsh, one of the best birding areas in Manitoba. This will include:

  • Shorebird Survey Walk – 8 to 10 a.m.– Join birding experts Christian Artuso and Tim Poole from Manitoba’s Important Bird Area Program for a two hour shorebird Survey Walk. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $6 person.
  • Special presentation – 11:00 a.m. – Christian Artuso will talk about the lessons learned with the Manitoba Breeding Birds Atlas.

Click on this link for more details.


Shorebird Workshop, Brandon Birders Group

May 17 and 18

We are planning a shorebird workshop in the evening of May 17th and the daytime of May 18th with members of the new Brandon Birders Group. On the 18th it is likely that we will be slowly working through an International Shorebird Survey (ISS) route at Whitewater Lake with anyone interested in learning about this amazing group of birds. More details will follow, but if you are interested in finding out more, please email at iba@naturemanitoba.ca.