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Bird Outings

Annual Fall Hawk Watch

September 13, 2014
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Several groups for this outing have already been formed, but it may be possible ot organize your own group.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 to register your group or for more info.

Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise

September 20, 2014
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Garry Budyk on this day-long outing to search for waterfowl, raptors, gulls and terns, late shorebirds and warblers and more.  At this time of year, anything is possible!

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062 to register or for more information.

Whitewater Lake

October 4, 2014
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This will be an all-day outing.  En route to our destination, we should see a number of raptors and we will visit Pelican Lake.  At Whitewater, we'll look for waterfowl, herons and ibises, shorebirds and more.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for details.

Lake Winnipeg Beaches

November 1, 2014
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Late Fall is a good time to look for lingering waterfowl, raptors and gulls along the beaches of S.E. Lake Winnipeg.  Winter passerines, such as Snow Buntings and Redpolls, should also be present.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for information or to register.

Winnipeg River Outing

December 6, 2014
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is your chance to get a start on your winter list.  We hope to see lingering waterfowl,  such as Long-tailed Duck and Harlequin Duck, or rare gulls.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for details or to register.

Winnipeg Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2014
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is a great opportunity to see some wintering birds in the city.  Join tens of thousands of other birders across North America in this event and help contribute to our knowledge of winter bird distribution.  A potluck dinner and compiling session will be held afterwards.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at  204-661-0763 for details or to register.

Great Bird Search

Bird Outings / NOVICE

Participants will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the stable parking lot at Birds Hill Park.  BBQ lunch will be provided but feel free to bring a small salad or a desert.  Please remember your park pass!
There is a $10.00 registration fee to participate.

Contact / Registration: 

Register by calling Nature Manitoba at 204-943-9029 or emailing us at info@naturemanitoba.ca .  

St. Adolphe and Windygates Hawk Watches

March 15, 2015 to April 15, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

(Mid-March to Mid-April) Raptors and a host of other birds migrate north along the Red River and Pembina River valleys in early spring. Come join the birders who monitor this migration. They will be present from mid-morning at either site on most days from mid-March to mid-April, especially when it is sunny with a south wind. The St. Adolphe site is on the east side of the bridge on PR. 210.

Contact / Registration: 

Watches are not scheduled, so there is no need to register. Come and go as you please.

Beausejour/Milner Ridge Area

May 16, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This outing will start at Walter Chryplywy Park at the western edge of Beausejour at 9am. Many deciduous forest species and migrants should be present here, while Milner Ridge may deliver some boreal forest birds.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 for information, including directions, or to register.

Libau/Mars Hill/Patricia Beach

May 23, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This outing will visit areas that may not be familiar to some of you. We will look for Red-headed Woodpecker, Orchard Oriole and Bobolink at Libau and for Lark Sparrow and Indigo Bunting at Mars Hill, while Patricia Beach may be good for grebes, terns and passerine migrants. Meet at the Boston Pizza at the southeast corner of Chief Peguis Trail and Henderson Hwy. at 7:30am.

Contact / Registration: 

For more info or to register contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062.

Great Bird Search 2015

Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join us at Birds Hill Park on May 30th for the 20th annual Great Bird Search.  We will meet at 8 a.m. at the stable parking lot.  BBQ lunch will be provided but you may bring a salad or dessert if you wish.  There is a $10 registration fee, with the remainder of the funds collected going to Nature Manitoba.  Please remember your park pass!

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Nature Manitoba at 204-943-9029 or info@naturemanitoba.ca for registration form.

Annual Fall Hawk Watch

September 12, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Several groups for this outing have already been formed but it may be possible to organize your own group.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 to register your group or for more info.

Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise/Delta

September 26, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Rudolf Koes on this day-long outing to look for waterfowl, raptors, gulls and terns, late shorebirds, warblers and more.  At this time of year anything is possible.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for information or to register.

Elma and Winnipeg River

October 17, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Peter Taylor and Garry Budyk for a birding outing from Elma to Seven Sisters Falls, Lac du Bonnet, (and time permitting) Pine Falls.  We shall look for raptors, geese, late shorebirds and other migrants in the farmland, and hope to see a few scoters along with other waterfowl at Natalie Lake.

Contact / Registration: 

Please contact Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for information or to register.

Lake Winnipeg Beaches

November 7, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Late fall is a good time to look for lingering waterfowl, raptors and gulls along the beaches of S.E. Lake Winnipeg.  Winter passerines, such as Snow Buntings and Redpolls, should also be present.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062 for information or to register.

Winnipeg River

December 5, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is your chance to get a jump on your winter list.  We hope to see waterfowl such as Long-tailed and Harlequin Duck, or rare gulls.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for details or to register.

Winnipeg Christmas Bird Count

December 20, 2015
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This is a great opportunity to see some wintering birds in the city.  Join tens of thousands of other birders across North America for this event and help contribute to our knowledge of winter bird distribution.  A potluck dinner and compiling session will be held afterwards.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 for details or to register.  More information at a later date.

St. Adolphe and Windygates Hawk Watches

March 15, 2016 to April 15, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Raptors and a host of other birds migrate north along the Red River and Pembina River valleys in early spring.  Come join the birders who monitor this migration.  They will be present from mid-morning at either site on most days from mid-March to mid-April, especially when it is sunny with a south wind.  The St.

Contact / Registration: 

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Beausejour/Milner Ridge

May 14, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This outing will start at Walter Chryplywy Park at the western edge of Beausejour at 8:30 a.m.  Many deciduous forest species and migrants should be present here, while Milner Ridge may deliver some boreal forest birds.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 1-204-753-2977 for information, including directions, or to register.

Libau, Mars Hill and possibly Patricia Beach

May 21, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

This outing will visit areas that may not be familiar to some of you.  We will look for Red-headed Woodpecker, Orchard Oriole and Bobolink at LIbau and for Lark Sparrow and Indigo Bunting at Mars Hill.  Time permitting, we will visit Patricia Beach to look for grebes, terns and passerine migrants.

Contact / Registration: 

For more information or to register, contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062.

Annual Robert Taylor Memorial Bird Blitz

May 28, 2016
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Participation is open to all, from backyard birder to Big Day enthusiast.  The idea is to enjoy birds at your own pace and submit a list of your sightings, plus area(s) covered, to Rudolf Koes (rkoes@mymts.net) after the event.  Results will be reported on Manitobabirds (Yahoo!Group list serve) after the event, as well as on the Nature Manitoba website.

Contact / Registration: 

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