Birds and Wildlife of Manitoba, Canada
A selection of photos from our trip to Manitoba, Canada, in the summer of 2018 for bird and nature watching. During this trip, we visited Oak Hammock Marsh, a wildlife center north of Winnipeg and FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg with its population of black-tailed prairie dogs. We also visited Portage La Prairie for birdwatching before taking the plane to Churchill on the shore of Hudson Bay. Churchill is well known for its population of polar bears but these are only occasional visitors at that time of the year (we saw one... and visited the polar bear holding facility). Our main interest in Churchill was the population of begula whales at the entrance of the Churchill River and the various species of birds nesting in the tundra and the boreal forest. A good place to see the willow ptarmigan, short-billed dowitcher, Hudsonian godwit, semipalmated plover, red-necked phalarope, Pacific loon and many other species. We had our first sighting of Harris's sparrow in the boreal forest.