Manitoba Owls

  1. 2018
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
    Tour Duration: 
    5 days
    Tour Starts/Ends: 
    Winnipeg
    + 5% GST for Canadians, + 2.5% GST for non-Canadians.
    Number of Persons Limit: 
    12
Highlights

• Excellent chance for observing several species of Northern boreal forest owls, some very close

• Several Boreal Forest species will be encountered

 

 

Overview

Southeastern Manitoba has become one of the premier locations on the continent for locating northern boreal forest owls. The list of owls present during most winters is very impressive; Great Gray, Great Horned, Snowy and Northern Hawk-owl, with always a possibility of Eastern Screech-owl, Short-eared Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl. Numbers of each species fluctuate from year to year, but March is a very good time to be searching for several of these owls as courtship is beginning and the pairs can be very vocal on still nights.

Our leader on our Manitoba Owls birding tour, Rudolf, is a local naturalist who will have a very good handle on where each species can be found. In some years, the numbers of owls can be quite amazing. Other boreal species could also be present, including Sharp-tailed Grouse, Spruce Grouse and Black-backed Woodpecker. Songbirds include Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay, Evening Grosbeak, redpolls and crossbills.

 

Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Winnipeg

Day 2 - Winnipeg/ Lac du Bonnet / Riding Mountain National Park

Days 3 & 4 - Winnipeg/ Lac du Bonnet / Riding Mountain National Park

Day 5 - Departure

 

Map
Featured Wildlife
Reviews

"Wonderful birds and a wonderful guide." - Manitoba Owls tour participant 2015

"My first tou and it was wonderful. Made me consider another tour. Well taken care of by our guides and hotel. Enjoyable group and lots of fun." - 2016 participant

"Guides were great, participants made for good companionship, some outstanding birds and excellent accommodations." - 2016 participant

"This is an excellent adventure to see northern (bird) species that rarely visit the U.S. Rudolf takes you into their winter habitat of natural surroundings, making it a truly awesome learning experience." - 2015 tour participant