People passionate about nature

Manitoba Shorebirds

Instructor: 

Christian Artuso, MB Program Manager, Bird Studies Canada & Chair of MB IBA Committee

Location: 

Kelvin High School, Room 31

Date: 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$5 for Nature Manitoba members, $10 for non-members (students: $3 for members, $5 for non-members).

Manitoba harbours a fine array of shorebirds, sometimes in spectacular concentrations, and they will soon start to return from warmer climes. Of the 41 species on the Manitoba list, 11 breed in southern Manitoba (including some more widespread species), 11 breed in northern Manitoba, 11 are passage migrants (do not breed in the province), 6 are rare, 1 extirpated and 1 probably extinct. Shorebirds are often considered difficult to identify, but with the help of this workshop, the task may become a bit easier. In addition to identification, we will discuss shorebird monitoring in Manitoba and how you can get involved; also some tips on how to find shorebirds and some of the best places in the province to see them.

Contact the Nature Manitoba office at 204-943-9029 or info@naturemanitoba.ca to register.