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Bird Outings

Winnipeg River Outing

December 1, 2018
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 204-753-2977 for details or to register.

Christmas Bird Count 2018/19

December 16, 2018
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: 

Please contact Rudolf Koes well before the count date, at 204-661-0763 for details or to register. More information at a later date.

St. Adolphe and Windygates hawk watches

March 15, 2019 to April 19, 2019
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.

Contact / Registration: 

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

Seven Sisters and environs

April 27, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

We’ll search for loons, grebes, ducks, raptors and other migrants along the Winnipeg River. Meet at the Seven Sisters Dam at 9:00 a.m. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Peter Taylor at 204-753-2977 or at taylorp@granite.mb.ca for info or to register.

Woodcocks

April 30, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Rudolf Koes on an evening outing to look for woodcock. With luck we may also hear and possibly see owls. Rain-date is Thursday 2 May.

Contact / Registration: 

Call Rudolf at 204-661-0763 or e-mail rkoes@mymts.net for more information or to register.

Libau/Beaconia/Brokenhead Wetland

May 18, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

We will look for prairie, wetland and woodland birds north of Libau. Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Vireo, Orchard Oriole, Bobolink, Nelson’s Sparrow, Virginia Rail and a variety of warblers, raptors and shorebirds are all possible. We will finish the outing with a walk along the boardwalk at the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve.

Contact / Registration: 

Meet at the Boston Pizza at the southeast corner of Chief Peguis Trail and Henderson Hwy. at 7:30 for a departure at 7:45 a.m. sharp. For more info or to register contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062.

Assiniboine Park

June 1, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

We will look for vireos, flycatchers and warblers, which should still be migrating. This will be a morning-only outing, weather permitting.

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is needed. Meet Rudolf Koes at 8 a.m.at the footbridge.

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