Who’s Hooting: Makinak Woods Owl Survey

Event Details

April 11th, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Makinak Woods, Manitoba
Inventories and Monitoring

Join NCC for an evening of birding by moonlight! This is a chance to learn more about Manitoba’s owls while contributing to a long-term citizen science project. The data collected will be used to inform conservation planning and incorporated into the Manitoba Nocturnal Owl Survey project.

Kicking off a half-hour after sunset, volunteers will participate on either a driving or hiking/snowshoeing owl survey route at the Makinak Woods project, just half an hour from Dauphin.

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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

Teams of surveyors will follow pre-determined routes (either hiking or driving) through the area, stopping at regular intervals to identify and record calls from owls and other nocturnal birds. All training and equipment will be provided.

Why you will love it

Participants will get the chance to explore the woods after dark, meet new people, and learn more about Manitoba's owls!


Contact Marika Olynyk: manitoba@conservationvolunteers.ca

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. Additional event details, including directions and maps, will be provided after registration.

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Unfinished trails, not accessible
All tools will be provided by NCC
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:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Winter footwear (it may be wet)
  • Water bottle
  • Any necessary medications