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Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding! If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don't know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from April 30th to May 28th and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. Due to overwhelming numbers for these events registration is now required on Eventbrite. Members will be free to register and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members (per event ticket). Note there is a limited number of tickets available.

Registration will open up to members each Wednesday prior to the event each week and the general public on the Saturday prior to the event each week.  See individual activities for additonal information.

Apr 30 2024 to May 28 2024
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Cycle from Seel Station

Cycle from Seel Station

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 1, 2024

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

John Schulz -- register at johnschulz2@gmail.com

Location: Meet at Seel Station Park & Ride.

Time: Start cycling at 11:00 AM.

Description: Complete a clockwise loop heading north to The Forks, circling down to St Vital Park for lunch, and then through the University of Manitoba or Bridgwater before returning to Seel station.

Distance: Approx 40K.

Duration: 3 to 4 hours.

Bring: Your name tag, lunch, water.

Activity Type: 

May 1 2024
 
 
Bird watching at Silver Springs Park
May 1 2024
 
 
 
 
Shoal Lakes, St. Ambroise and Delta

Shoal Lakes, St. Ambroise and Delta

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 4, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Contact Josh at josh.dewitt@live.ca to register or for more details.

This outing will provide a good chance for seeing many waterfowl, grebes and herons, raptors and shorebirds. A visit to the PR. 227 garbage dump may turn up a rare gull. We will depart (carpool) from the northwest corner of the Garden City shopping mall parking lot at 7:30 a.m. The outing will be led by Garry Budyk and Josh Dewitt. Contact Josh at josh.dewitt@live.ca to register or for more details.

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Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding! If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don't know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from April 30th to May 28th and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. Due to overwhelming numbers for these events registration is now required on Eventbrite. Members will be free to register and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members (per event ticket). Note there is a limited number of tickets available.

Registration will open up to members each Wednesday prior to the event each week and the general public on the Saturday prior to the event each week.  See individual activities for additonal information.

Apr 30 2024 to May 28 2024
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Chimney Swifts

Chimney Swifts

Instructor: 

Marissa Berard

Location: 

Earl Grey Community Club, 360 Cockburn St. North

Date: 

Monday, May 6, 2024

Start Time: 

7:30 pm

Fee: 

$10 for Nature Manitoba members (or students), $15 for non-members

Have you ever heard of Chimney Swifts?

Chimney Swifts are a unique bird that live nest in chimneys, clinging to the vertical walls with their long claws. Unfortunately, their populations are declining rapidly. The Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative works to monitor swifts across the province and protect important swift habitat, including repairing old chimneys. We will talk about threats to Chimney Swifts, how to identify them, and the many ways you can contribute to swift conservation.

Buy tickets at Eventbrite for the Chimney Swifts workshop

 

Photo by Katharine Schulz

May 6 2024
 
 
Birding for Beginners – Crescent Park

Birding for Beginners – Crescent Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 7, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Registration required through Eventbrite

Crescent Park  6:30 p.m start time with details of exact location provided once you have registered on Eventbrite. Tickets for members are free and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members.

Registration for members (only) will be open on Wednesday, May 1st and the general public on Saturday, May 4th. Registration closes on Monday, May 6th 8pm and there is a limited number of tickets available.

Contact Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron if any questions (wchristianson@mymts.net).

Register for Tickets on Evenbrite

May 7 2024
 
 
Cycle from Assiniboine Park Duck Pond to Yellow Ribbon Greenway to Fort Whyte Alive

Cycle from Assiniboine Park Duck Pond to Yellow Ribbon Greenway to Fort Whyte Alive

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 8, 2024

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Yvette Berube -- register at yvettel3208@gmail.com . There is a maximum of 10 cyclists.

Location: Meet at Assiniboine Park Duck Pond.

Departure Time: 11:00 AM.

Route:
1st loop - 22km - Cycle the Yellow Ribbon Greenway and return to start
2nd loop - 16km - Cycle to Fort Whyte Alive and return to start.

Ride Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours.

Distance: 38 km.

Pace: 20 km/hr

Lunch: There will be a quick stop for lunch at Assiniboine Park Duck Pond between the 1st and 2nd loops.

Bring: Helmet, sunscreen, water, lunch, and your name tag.

Activity Type: 

May 8 2024
 
 
Ukrainian Museum & Cathedral tour, St John's Anglican Cathedral tour

Ukrainian Museum & Cathedral tour, St John's Anglican Cathedral tour

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 8, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Alain (Al) Louer -– register at alainlouer@hotmail.com . The limit of 30 participants has been reached. A wait-list has been started.

Location / Time: Meet in front of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, 1175 Main Street, at 10:00 AM.

Description: Guided tour of the Ukrainian Museum and cathedral.
Afterwards, we will visit St John's Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave, which is a a 600 metre / 8 minute walk from the Ukrainian museum.

Bicycle parking: We are unable to bring bikes inside, so we will be doing an organized lockup in a semi-secure high-visibility location.

Bring: Your name tag, water, and a snack if desired.

May 8 2024
 
 
 
 
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Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding! If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don't know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from April 30th to May 28th and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. Due to overwhelming numbers for these events registration is now required on Eventbrite. Members will be free to register and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members (per event ticket). Note there is a limited number of tickets available.

Registration will open up to members each Wednesday prior to the event each week and the general public on the Saturday prior to the event each week.  See individual activities for additonal information.

Apr 30 2024 to May 28 2024
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Whitemouth Falls Provincial Park

Whitemouth Falls Provincial Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 12, 2024

Trip Leader: 

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Please call Roger at 204-451-1219 to register.

Please join Roger to hike at Whitemouth Falls  Provincial   Park. Wear appropriate clothing , hat and footwear . ( Trail is uneven ) , Bring water and lunch .

Meet at 9 am at Kildonan Crossings at northwest corner of Regent and Lagimodière close to Starbucks . Please be aware that the Starbucks has relocated to around where  the Royal Fork buffet used to be.  Carpooling will be arranged and driver should have valid Manitoba provincial park pass. 

 

 

Activity Type: 

May 12 2024
 
 
 
Birding for Beginners – Bunn's Creek Centennial Park

Birding for Beginners – Bunn's Creek Centennial Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 14, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Registration required through Eventbrite

Bunn's Creek Centennial Park  6:30 p.m start time with details of exact location provided once you have registered on Eventbrite. Tickets for members are free and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members.

Registration for members (only) will be open on Wednesday, May 8th and the general public on Saturday, May 11th. Registration closes on Monday, May 13th 8pm and there is a limited number of tickets available.

Contact Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron if any questions (wchristianson@mymts.net).

Register for Tickets on Eventbrite

May 14 2024
 
 
Cycle from St Vital Park Duck Pond to Sage Creek to Normand Park

Cycle from St Vital Park Duck Pond to Sage Creek to Normand Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 15, 2024

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Yvette Berube -- register at yvettel3208@gmail.com . There is a maximum of 10 cyclists.

Location: Meet at St Vital Duck Pond.

Departure Time: 10:00 AM.

Route: St Vital Duck Pond to Sage Creek to Normand Park to St Vital Duck Pond.

Ride Duration: 2.5 hours.

Distance: 30 km.

Pace: 20 km/hr

Bring: Helmet, sunscreen, water, and your name tag.

Activity Type: 

May 15 2024
 
 
Oak Hammock Marsh hiking and birding

Oak Hammock Marsh hiking and birding

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 15, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

June Thomson & Don Wilson -- register at 204-837-6469

Location: Oak Hammock Marsh is located 20 kilometers north of Winnipeg between Stonewall and Selkirk.

Time: 10:00 AM.

Description: Oak Hammock Marsh
Birding:
A leisurely stroll around the cells of the marsh with binoculars to observe returning birds and water fowl. There will be be groups of 12 or less led by experienced birders.
Hiking:
Slower paced and faster paced walking groups around the cells of the marsh for the other participants.
Trails map

Lunch: The cafe in the Wetland Discovery Centre is under construction. You can bring a lunch and eat at one of the picnic tables outdoors, or you can eat in Stonewall.

Bring: Your name tag.

Activity Type: 

May 15 2024
 
 
 
 
Libau/Beaconia/Brokenhead Wetland

Libau/Beaconia/Brokenhead Wetland

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 18, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

contact Garry Budyk at gbudyk@shaw.ca or 204-667-1062.

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

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Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding! If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don't know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from April 30th to May 28th and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. Due to overwhelming numbers for these events registration is now required on Eventbrite. Members will be free to register and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members (per event ticket). Note there is a limited number of tickets available.

Registration will open up to members each Wednesday prior to the event each week and the general public on the Saturday prior to the event each week.  See individual activities for additonal information.

Apr 30 2024 to May 28 2024
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Birding for Beginners – King's Park

Birding for Beginners – King's Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 21, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Registration required through Eventbrite

King's Park 6:30 p.m start time with details of exact location provided once you have registered on Eventbrite. Tickets for members are free and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members.

Registration for members (only) will be open on Wednesday, May 15th and the general public on Saturday, May 18th. Registration closes on Monday, May 20th 8pm and there is a limited number of tickets available.

Contact Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron if any questions (wchristianson@mymts.net).

Register for Tickets on Eventbrite

May 21 2024
 
 
Cycle from Birds Hill town to Birds Hill Park's Cedar Bog Trail and hike

Cycle from Birds Hill town to Birds Hill Park's Cedar Bog Trail and hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 22, 2024

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Marcel Lacroix and Peter Thome -- register at marcel_lacroix@hotmail.com or 204-231-8533 starting on May 15.

Location: Meet at the Duff Roblin Parkway parking lot just east Birds Hill town on Garven Road West.

Time: 11:00 AM.

Description: 
Cycling -- North on the Duff Roblin Parkway to Cedar Bog Trail in Birds Hill Park. 10K = 8K asphalt pathway + 2K crushed limestone pathway.
Hiking --  We will divide into two groups to hike on the Cedar Bog Trail with the objective of identifying as many wildflowers as possible.

Lunch: After the hike we will cycle to the beach for lunch.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours.

Bring: Your name tag, water, and lunch.

Activity Type: 

May 22 2024
 
 
Cam Stacey's Celebration of Life
May 22 2024
 
 
 
 
Eight Annual Memorial Bird Blitz

Eight Annual Memorial Bird Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 25, 2024 to May 26, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is necessary

The event is in memory of all the birding friends we have lost over the years. Participation is open to all, from backyard birder to Big Day enthusiast. The idea is to enjoy birds at your own pace and submit a list of your sightings, plus area(s) covered, to Rudolf Koes (rkoes@mymts.net) after the event. No registration is necessary. Results will be reported on manitobabirds after the event, as well as on the Nature Manitoba website.

May 25 2024 to May 26 2024
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Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Birding for Beginners Series 2024

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

April 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

The perfect way to learn about birds and birding! If you are interested in learning the basics of birding but don't know where to start or you need help identifying birds, this series of outings is for you. The outings take place every Tuesday evening from April 30th to May 28th and always start at 6:30 p.m. These outings will be led by Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron, and possibly other knowledgeable birders. Due to overwhelming numbers for these events registration is now required on Eventbrite. Members will be free to register and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members (per event ticket). Note there is a limited number of tickets available.

Registration will open up to members each Wednesday prior to the event each week and the general public on the Saturday prior to the event each week.  See individual activities for additonal information.

Apr 30 2024 to May 28 2024
 
 
Paddle Seine River or La Salle River

Paddle Seine River or La Salle River

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 29, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Kevin & Anita Miller -- register at k.a.miller@mts.net

Time: Meet before 9:30 AM. Launch before 10:00.

Launch location: To be determined.

Description: Stay tuned.

Distance: To be determined.

Lunch: We’ll stop for lunch at an appropriate location at an appropriate time.

Boats: If you don’t have a canoe or kayak, we can try to partner you with a canoe owner who is looking for a bow paddler.

Rating: Novice (bow paddler in the canoe of an experienced stern paddler) to intermediate.

Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, your name tag, and extra warm clothes.

Activity Type: 

May 29 2024
 
 
Royal Canadian Mint tour
May 29 2024
 
 
 
 
 
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Eight Annual Memorial Bird Blitz

Eight Annual Memorial Bird Blitz

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 25, 2024 to May 26, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

No registration is necessary

The event is in memory of all the birding friends we have lost over the years. Participation is open to all, from backyard birder to Big Day enthusiast. The idea is to enjoy birds at your own pace and submit a list of your sightings, plus area(s) covered, to Rudolf Koes (rkoes@mymts.net) after the event. No registration is necessary. Results will be reported on manitobabirds after the event, as well as on the Nature Manitoba website.

May 25 2024 to May 26 2024
 
 
 
Birding for Beginners – St. Vital Park

Birding for Beginners – St. Vital Park

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 28, 2024

Trip Rating: 

NOVICE

Contact / Registration: 

Registration required through Eventbrite

St. Vital Park 6:30 p.m start time with details of exact location provided once you have registered on Eventbrite. Tickets for members are free and a $5.00 fee will apply to non-members.

Registration for members (only) will be open on Wednesday, May 22nd and the general public on Saturday, May 25th. Registration closes on Monday, May 27th 8pm and there is a limited number of tickets available.

Contact Ward Christianson and Marlene Waldron if any questions (wchristianson@mymts.net).

Register for Tickets on Eventbrite

May 28 2024
 
 
Centennial Trail Hike

Centennial Trail Hike

Outdoor Activities: 

Event Date: 

May 26, 2024

Trip Rating: 

INTERMEDIATE

Contact / Registration: 

Trip Leader: Gord Austin - please email gord.austin1@gmail.com to register.

Hike the east end of the Centennial Trail beginning at McGillivray Falls in Whiteshell Provinicial Park, about 4 hours hike duration with a lunch break.  Much of this route is on glacier-rounded granite bedrock.  [intermediate]
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring water and lunch.
Departure Location & TimeSouthdale Mall, McDonald’s at 8:45am

Activity Type: 

May 26 2024
 

Nature Manitoba acknowledges we are on Treaty 1 Territory and that Manitoba is located on the Treaty Territories and ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations. We acknowledge Manitoba is located on the Homeland of the Red River Métis.