Gather where three migration corridoors meet

FortWhte Alive | Treaty 1


A birder's paradise, see over 390 species.

Manitoba's diversity of habitats—grasslands, wetlands, boreal forest and sub-arctic habitats— provide an exciting opportunity to see an amazing diversity of birds and other wildlife. See thousands of Canadian geese gather at sunset along their fall migratory path or take your adventure to the next level in Churchill, a birding hotspot in northern Manitoba where you can travel to see willow ptarmigan, snow geese and the rare Ross’s gull.

Manitoba is known as a birding mecca. Nestled within three migration corridors, over 390 species of birds have been recorded and 287 have been known to rest in the province.

In the marshlands of Oak Hammock Marsh, get even closer to Manitoba’s bird population with Bird in the Hand, a Canadian Signature Experience where you can take part in a real bird banding program.

Here are just a few birds to find through your binoculars on your next visit to Manitoba:

  • Great Gray Owl, Manitoba’s provincial bird
  • Piping Plovers at Grand Beach Provincial Park
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Sprague’s Pipit

Our Partners

Oak Hammock Marsh

A Migration Hot Spot

Oak Hammock Marsh is one of Canada's birding hotspots. Home to 300 bird species, waterfowl numbers exceed 100,000 daily during migration.

FortWhyte Alive

Bird Watchers Delight

Every season brings new sights and sounds at this Winnipeg birding destination. Keep your eyes peeled for warblers, finch and juncos.

Living Prairie Museum

Birding in the City's Backyard

A great location for novice and expert birders, meandering trails through the forest provide views of warblers, woodpeckers, vireos, and owls and numerous other species throughout the prairie grassland habitat.

Have the perfect date night during a Sunset Goose Flight at FortWhyte Alive

There is something about watching thousands of Canada Geese converge at the same place at the same time that is simply magical.

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Provincial Parks

St. Ambroise Beach Provincial Park

Sustainable Development, Winnipeg District Office
Box 30, 200 Saulteaux Cres
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3

Polar Bears

Tundra Buggy® adventure

Box 40063 RPO Lagimodiere, 204 - 1111 Munroe Ave.