Evening Bird Survey

Event Details

May 25th, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jiggens Bluff, Manitoba
Inventories and Monitoring

Join us  for an evening of bird surveys and activities at NCC’s Jiggens Bluff project, about half an hour south of Virden and Oak Lake. This family-friendly volunteer event is open to all levels of birding experience.

The survey will be held in collaboration with birders who can assist with bird identification, and help other birders to improve their skills and knowledge. Surveys will contribute to our knowledge the shores of Plum Lake and the nearby prairie, which are part of an Important Bird Area. Huge numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds use Plum Lake during migration, and many beautiful grassland birds are found in the prairie.


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About Jiggens Bluff

Located in the Oak Lake Sandhills and Wetlands Natural Area, this property features a variety of habitats, from the lakeshore, to sandhill prairie. The Oak Lake/Plum Lakes area is a designated Important Bird Area and provides important habitat for a large diversity of species.

What you will be doing

Join NCC staff to help monitor the shores and prairies at Jiggens Bluff, looking and listening for birds of all kinds.

Why you will love it

This survey is a great chance to get outside this spring and help NCC learn more about Manitoba's birds for future conservation efforts!


Contact Marika Olynyk: manitoba@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Additional detailed information, including driving directions, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
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:

  • Rubber boots
  • Binoculars (if you have them)
  • Any necessary medications
  • Water in a reusable bottle