Birdwatching Canada

A voice for the northern birds

Birding MB

Manitoba Birding Specialties

Provincial Bird Great Grey Owl

Provincial Bird Great Grey Owl

  • Great-grey owl
  • Connecticut warbler
  • Harris’ sparrow
  • Ring-necked pheasant
  • Smith’s longspur
  • Ross’ gull
  • Willet
  • Pectoral sandpiper
  • Franklin’s gull
  • Yellow warbler
  • Red-breasted merganser

379 species in 41 families

Manitoba is the easternmost of the the three Prairie Provinces. and borders Saskatchewan on the west, the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south, and Ontario to the east. It is bounded by Nunavut and the Hudson Bay to the north.

In the northernmost portion of Manitoba the land is composed of tundra and permanently frozen subsoil – permafrost. The eastern and northern reaches of the province range through boreal coniferous forests, muskeg and the Canadian Shield. Forests make up about 48% of the province’s 649,950 square kilometres.

Manitoba is a comparatively level, flat land, with elevations rising slowly to the south and west from sea level at Hudson Bay. Most of Manitoba lies between 150 and 300 m above sea level, but in the Turtle, Riding, Duck and Baldy mountains, heights rise to 700 m or higher.

Southwestern Manitoba is flat prairie lands, the north-easternmost extension of the great western plains. Delta Marsh is the home of Duck Unlimited Canada, and covers an extensive area of active wetlands.

The province has a lengthy coastline along Hudson’s Bay, and over 100,000 lakes. Lake Winnipeg and Lake Winnipegosis are the two largest lakes in the province.


One Response

  1. Denis Lepage says:

    We’re launching a new Breeding Bird Atlas project in Manitoba this year. The site was recently launched, and will continue to improve over the coming months. People will be able to register online very soon.

    I have also added a link to your site here:

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