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Bird Outings

Bird outings are held on a regular basis throughout the year, primarily in the spring/fall. They are a great way to share knowledge and meet other people interested in Manitoba birds. Note that a trip's difficulty is rated using the following Trip Rating Guidelines.

If you are a member, please contact the trip leader directly with any questions, as listed below, otherwise please contact our office.


Assiniboine Park

August 26, 2017
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. Sunday 27 August is the weather date.

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is needed.

Annual Fall Hawk Watc

September 9, 2017
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Several groups for this outing have already been formed, but it may be possible to organize your own group. The Beausejour - Lac du Bonnet – Pine Falls loop, usually done by Peter Taylor and Rudolf Koes, is available this year.

Contact / Registration: 

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

Shoal Lakes/St. Ambroise/Delta

September 23, 2017
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Join Garry Budyk on this day-long outing looking for waterfowl, egrets, raptors, gulls and terns, late 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 21, 2017
Bird Outings / NOVICE

Peter Taylor will lead this outing, which was highly successful in 2015 and 2016, 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 4, 2017
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 2, 2017
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.

Winnipeg Christmas Bird Count

December 17, 2017
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. More information at a later date.