East Shoal Lake Bird Survey

Event Details

June 16th, 2018, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

East Shoal Lake Property, Manitoba
Inventories and Monitoring

Please note: Due to weather, this event has been moved to Saturday June 16.

Join NCC and Bird Studies Canada for waterbird surveys at our East Shoal Lake project, 50 km NW of Winnipeg. Birders of all experience levels are welcome!

NCC’s East Shoal Lake Project is part of the globally significant North, West, and East Shoal Lakes Important Bird Area, which is significant for enormous congregations of migrating waterfowl and high numbers of nesting pelicans, grebes and plovers.

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More Information

About East Shoal Lake Property

The East Shoal Lake property is comprised of 640 acres within the Interlake Natural Area and is located on the southeast edge of the North, West, and East Shoal Lakes Important Bird Area. The property is characterized by a ridge and swale topography, supporting prairie and aspen-oak woodlands on the dry ridges, and marsh in the lowlands. The uplands provide habitat for a number of uncommon grassland and woodland birds, while the extensive wetlands support large colonies of shorebirds and waterfowl.

What you will be doing

Join us as we survey the area for bird species. Volunteers will go out in groups to identify and count bird species on NCC's East Shoal Lake project, and the surrounding IBA areas.

Why you will love it

Treat yourself to a morning watching birds, meeting new people, and exploring! This is a great opportunity to learn more about birds and to contribute to a monitoring project. All levels of experience are welcome. Novice birders can gain some birding skills as they pair up with more experienced birders during the survey.


Contact Marika Olynyk: manitoba@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

This event date is subject to change with weather conditions. If you are registered, you will be informed of any changes. Additional detailed information, including driving directions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Binoculars
  • Any necessary medications