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Birding Trips

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.

Nature Manitoba is pleased to offer a number of birding outings during the spring of 2023. These outings are meant for members, but non-members are welcome to join, with the expectation that after a few outings they will become members of Nature Manitoba. All outings are weather-permitting.

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

Saturday 28 October – Lake Winnipeg Beaches

October 28, 2023
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. Meet at the Safeway parking lot at the southeast corner of Chief Peguis Trail and Henderson Hwy. at 7:45 a.m.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Garry Budyk at 204-661-1062 or or Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 or for information or to register.

Saturday 11 November – Hecla

November 11, 2023
Bird Outings / NOVICE

During this late fall outing we should see some lingering waterfowl, perhaps a Spruce Grouse or two, plenty of Bald Eagles and a few typical “winter” birds. Meet at the Garden City Shopping Centre parking lot (northwest corner) before 8 a.m. so that we can carpool from there.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 or or Garry Budyk at 204-661-1062 or to register or for more information.

Saturday 2 December – Winnipeg River outing

December 2, 2023
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. Meet at the Seven Sisters dam parking lot at 9 a.m.

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Rudolf Koes at 204-661-0763 or at  or Garry Budyk at 204-661-1062 or for carpool info.

Sunday 17 December – Winnipeg Christmas Bird Count

December 17, 2023
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 the venue to follow.

Contact / Registration: 

Please contact Rudolf Koes well before the count date (preferably no later than early December) at 204-661-0763 or for details or to register.