Churchill & Southern Manitoba

  1. 2019
    Friday, May 24, 2019 to Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    Tour Duration: 
    13 days
    Tour Starts/Ends: 
    + 5% GST for Canadians, + 2.5% GST for non-Canadians. Flights are additional.
    Number of Persons Limit: 

• The readily-accessible Arctic tundra with its splendid wildlife at Churchill

• The diverse and productive prairies, wetlands and forests of southern Manitoba, including the superb Riding Mountain National Park



Willow Ptarmigan and Smith’s Longspurs are on open tundra, Pacific Loons and Common Eiders in ponds, shorebirds along shorelines, impressive numbers of waterbirds at Whitewater Lake including ibis and egrets, Nelson’s Sparrows and Sedge Wrens in the marshes, Gray-cheeked Thrushes and Harris’s Sparrows in the stunted coniferous forests, Baird’s Sparrows and Sprague’s Pipits on prairies, and Black-backed and Three-toed Woodpeckers and Great Gray Owls in Boreal Forest.

Our Churchill and Southern Manitoba birding tour occurs when breeding will be well underway, with nesting Willow Ptarmigan, Hudsonian Godwit, American Golden-Plover, Stilt Sandpiper and many others on the tundra and in the boreal forest. Our tour also coincides with the migration of those species which breed in the High Arctic, such as Long-tailed Jaeger and Sabine’s Gull.

Coupled with the bird-rich prairies and the amazing mixed forests of Riding Mountain, and several big mammals such as Moose and Black Bear, this is a very diverse and rewarding tour!


Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival 

Day 2: St. Ambroise Park and the Douglas Marsh

Day 3: Brandon Hills and Whitewater Lake

Day 4: Prairie Birding 

Day 5: Whitewater Lake and transfer to Riding Mountain NP 

Days 6 - 7: Riding Mountain National Park

Day 8: Transfer to Winnipeg

Days 9 - 11: Churchill

Day 12: Return to Winnipeg

Day 13: Departure


Featured Wildlife

“I enjoyed the tour very much. I didn’t get all the birds I hoped for – but when does that ever happen?!  We had some really memorable experiences. We also had lots of fun – it was a great group!” - 2016 Churchill and S. Manitoba participant

"Met and/or exceeded my expectations.  Introduced to a varied countryside all within a very small area; really some different species for each area.  Meeting people who actually reside in the area was a plus." (June 2013)

"Best aspects of the tour was seeing Churchill and of course the birds we saw." (June 2013)