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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.

Assiniboine Park

August 31, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Late August is usually a good time to look for hummingbirds, warblers and other passerine migrants in the area around the English Gardens. Join Rudolf Koes at 8:00 a.m. at the footbridge for this morning outing. No registration is necessary. Sunday 1 September is the weather date.

Annual Fall Hawk Watch

September 7, 2019
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 21, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Garry Budyk and Rudolf Koes on this day-long outing looking for waterfowl, egrets, raptors, gulls and terns, shorebirds and warblers and more. At this time of year anything is possible.

Contact / Registration: 

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

Elma/Seven Sisters

October 19, 2019
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Peter Taylor and Garry Budyk will lead this outing, which was highly successful in recent years, with sightings of numerous Bald Eagles, two Golden Eagles, Sandhill Cranes and more. Scoters are possible. 

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry Budyk at 204-667-1062 for carpool information for Winnipeg participants, or Peter at 1-204-753-2977 for additional details.

Lake Winnipeg Beaches

November 9, 2019
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 7, 2019
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.

Christmas Bird Count

December 15, 2019
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; details about venue to follow.

Contact / Registration: 

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

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