Manitoba IBA 2021 Spring Webinar Series — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

Although it may not look quite like spring outside this week, the Manitoba IBA Program is pleased to launch our spring webinar series. Our first two webinars in April are listed below, with more to be announced for May 2021. We hope to see you there!

Manitoba IBA 2021 Spring Webinar Series — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

Receding Ice, Returning Friends

It’s been a long winter here in the Parry Sound area, but Spring’s warmth is encouraging the ice to recede and soon disappear. The return of the geese and other migratory birds is so wonderful to see.

All too soon, summer will be over and birds will once again be readying themselves for the migration south.

Enjoy every minute of every day as each are fleeting, leaving only sweet memories and longing to regain if only one fleeting moment of time.

Shrike the Impaler~ —

The Salton Sea in Southern California is home, at various times of the year, to 424 species of birds. The Loggerhead Shrike is a song bird who is a tough ten inches of feathered lethality! Listen to his song repertoire by clicking on the link (be patient, it takes him a bit to warm up!) […]

Shrike the Impaler~ —

Return of Bird of the Week: Downy Woodpecker — Wickersham’s Conscience

Male Downy Woodpecker, McCall, Idaho Common, very widely distributed and tolerant of humankind, the Downy Woodpecker is easily attracted to a suet feeder. Its range extends across North America, from the Seward Peninsula in Alaska to southern Florida, and from southern California to Labrador. A smaller version of the Hairy Woodpecker, it’s interesting because the […]

Return of Bird of the Week: Downy Woodpecker — Wickersham’s Conscience

“I GET AROUND”: PIPING PLOVER TUNA’S GUEST POST (3) — ROLLING HARBOUR ABACO

“I GET AROUND”: PIPING PLOVER TUNA’S GUEST POST (3) ABACO PIPING PLOVER WATCH was an amateur ‘citizen science’ conservation program to help investigate the winter season migrations of a tiny shore bird. It started in August 2015 and ended with Hurricane Dorian Sept 1st 2019. TUNA was the first banded bird we found, a summer […]

“I GET AROUND”: PIPING PLOVER TUNA’S GUEST POST (3) — ROLLING HARBOUR ABACO

COSEWIC Updates 2020 — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

‘Tis the time of year again – not the holiday season – instead the annual COSEWIC meeting. COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) is an independent advisory panel that provides information to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada. They are responsible for identifying and assessing the conservation status […]

COSEWIC Updates 2020 — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program