Makinak Woods Nocturnal Owl Survey

Event Details

March 27th, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Makinak Woods, Manitoba
Inventories and Monitoring

Come for an evening of birding by moonlight at NCC’s annual nocturnal owl survey at the Makinak Woods project, northeast of the Riding Mountain National Park. Volunteers can participate on either a driving or hiking/snowshoeing route. There are no maintained trails and deep snow may be present, headlamps will be provided!  The data collected will be used to inform conservation planning and incorporated into the Manitoba Nocturnal Owl Survey project.

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About Makinak Woods

The Makinak Woods project supports a mosaic of aspen, mixed wood and eastern deciduous forest, oak woodlands, marshes and calcareous fens, and provides habitat for a number of nationally threatened birds including Golden-winged warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera).

What you will be doing

Kicking off half an hour after sunset, teams of surveyors will follow pre-determined routes throughout the area, stopping at regular intervals to identify and record bird calls.

Why you will love it

Join us in the Makinak Woods to contribute to important conservation data for the Manitoba Nocturnal Owl Survey project! Not to mention spending the evening watching birds, meeting new people and exploring!


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Please Note

In the event of high winds or stormy weather the event will be postponed, NCC staff will notify you if the date will change.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water 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:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Winter footwear
  • Snowshoes (if you have them)
  • Refillable Water Bottle