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My name is Colin, I became interested in birding only a couple years ago, and became more involved in the birding community this last year. I have helped with a christmas bird count, raptor migration watch, and the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas. My home town of Brandon is close to many Important Bird Areas, including, Whitewater Lake, Douglas Marsh, Delta Marsh, Oak Lake/Plum Lakes. We are lucky to have a variety of habitats in a close range. It's great to get outside and try and see the over 390 species that have been reported over time here in the province. Manitoba's provincial bird in the Great Grey Owl.
I am a Cree Indian, born & raised in Churchill and I love birding here. The majority of my birding is here in Churchill and I look at them year after year and find a at least 1 new one a year. I have been birding for about 10 years and people come here from all over the world. I guess the bird everyone wants to see the most is the Ross' gull who flies from Siberia to nest here. It's really pretty neat. I am a mother of 3 ( 2 boys and 1 girl) and grandmother of 3 (all girls, all 7 years). No, not triplets, 1 single & a set of twins. I love the outdoors, birding, my family & hunting with my partner Gordon.
Long time birder and photographer, interests in songbirds, raptors, waterfowl and
shore birds mainly, but always interested in other species. Knowledge of southern part of province to about 2 km of Winnipeg.
Any questions please mail me.
Self-taught naturalist, nature and fine art landscape photographer. Spend the winter months photographing Snowy Owls, Northern Hawk owls and everything else that captures my imagination from a photography perspective. I'm located 15 miles north of Manitoba's capital city Winnipeg and reside in the southern portion on Manitoba's Interlake Region which is a birding MECCA. Literally hundreds of species of birds utilise the region for the purpose of breeding. From acquatic birds to songbirds ranging from Black Terns to Common Yellow-throat Warblers, Bald eagles to Osprey, White Pelicans to the Ruby-throated Humming bird, this region is HOT!!! If you love birding or photographing nature and awesome landscapes, better consider marking this region down your palces to visit list.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
With more than 200 bird species passing through each season, Churchill is one of the great destinations for the birding enthusiast. Areas visited will vary depending upon the current location of species sought by those on tour. Some of the unique species which may be seen include: Ross's Gull, Smith's Longspur, Parasitic Jaeger, Hoary Redpoll, Willow Ptarmigan and Pacific Loon. Churchill Wilderness Encounter's exclusive five-day birding tour packages are offered throughout May and June. At this time, you can expect to see approximately 100 species. Many are passing through the sub-arctic on their way to their arctic nesting grounds.
Tours are conducted by Bonnie Chartier, with more than thirty years of birding experience in the Churchill area and author of
the American Birding Association/Lane "A Birder's Guide to Churchill".
Fees depend on duration of the trip and group size".
We are a couple of miles from the Oak Hammock Wildlife Management Area and 15 miles from the Netley Marsh. Oak Hammock is the biggest staging area for geese in North America and the Netley Marsh is 55,000 square acres with plenty of viewing opportunities. The
world's largest concentration of snakes is an hour's drive away, and we are a little over an hour from the Canadian shield in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. We have great birding/wildlife opportunities and we will custom fit your trip to suit your needs. Photographers welcome. Arrive a client and depart a friend.