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2015 Manitoba Birding Events
« on: March 25, 2015, 22:54 »
In case anyone is interested in participating ....

Hoo-hoo are you hearing at night? Manitoba wants your owl count
CBC - 24 March 2015

There's a good chance one of your neighbours is an owl and Manitoba Conservation wants you to let them know if you see or hear one.

James Duncan is director of the wildlife branch at Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, and he is also a well-known owl enthusiast.

According to Duncan, many species of owl call Winnipeg home, and, if you take the time to listen, you’ll hear their calls throughout our city.

Duncan is looking for keen-eared Manitobans to take part in the 2015 The Manitoba Nocturnal Owl Survey. Run since 1991, the survey takes place in the last two weeks of March and first two weeks of April.

Participants are given a location and asked to listen for owls between sunset and sunrise, recording information about what they hear.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/hoo-hoo-are-you-hearing-at-night-manitoba-wants-your-owl-count-1.3007370
check out the photos and audio files of the owls expected in the survey


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Manitoba Birding Events - 2015
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 15:35 »
I'm passing this along from the organizers ...

4th Annual La Riviere Raptor Festival

If you are looking to get some fresh air this weekend and watch raptors in migration, I suggest you drive out to La Riviere for the 4th annual La Riviere Raptor Festival. Last year nearly 450 people attended the event. It's a great festival to see hawks and owls "eyeball to eyeball" as live raptors from rehab organizations bring out some of their ambassadors.  Kids love this kind of experience so you may wish to encourage your own kids or grandkids to join you on this outing. There will also be crafts for the kids to do, good food, displays and a photo contest. New this year will be guided bird walks for folks interested in looking for spring arrivals. Of course, people will be scanning the sky for migrating hawks and eagles. See you at the festival!
 
Date: Saturday 11 April
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Blair Morrison Hall, La Riviere, MB
Free Admission

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Re: Manitoba Birding Events - 2015
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 10:55 »
I'm passing this along from Bird Studies Canada ..

May 9th is International Migratory Bird Day. Join us at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre for a series of events including bird banding and a warbler workshop by Paula Grieef and a special presentation by the Manitoba Important Bird Area (IBA) Program
  .  8 to 10 a.m. Birding Marshwalk (led by Tim Poole, MB IBA Coordinator)
  .  8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Songbird Banding (led by Paula Grieef)
  .  1 to 2 p.m. Warbler Workshop ($5 per person) (Led by Paula Grieef)
  .  2:15 to 3:15 Special presentation by Christian Artuso on eBird and Important Bird Areas

For more information on IBA, the marsh walk and Christian's presentation, please contact Tim Poole on iba@naturemanitoba.ca or (204) 943-9029


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Re: Manitoba Birding Events - 2015
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 10:56 »
Christian is also doing two birding by ear workshops on May  14 and 21 (6 pm) at FortWhyte Alive and a birding walk with Save Our Seine on May 23rd.

Contact Christian ( cartuso @ birdscanada.org ) for more information

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Dec 20 - Birding Hour - Winter Birds Workshop
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2015, 12:39 »
Birding Hour - Winter Birds
Birding Hour / Winter Birds Workshop
December 20, 2015 - 1 p.m.
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

Did you know that only 10% of Manitoba birds will stay here for the winter? Some birds even migrate south to Manitoba to spend the winter here! Who are they? What will they eat? Find out the answers at the winter bird workshop hosted by Paula Grieef, our Resident Naturalist.

The fee is $5 plus admission to the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre.

For more information - http://www.oakhammockmarsh.ca/events/birding-hour-winter-birds/