Journey through three distinct ecosystems all found within one corner of Manitoba. Pockets of wetlands and iconic prarie gradually rise up to meet mixed wood parklands and northern boreal forest. Manitoba’s western region is as diverse as the bird species you can spot here.
Add to your Manitoba Birding Adventure
Broaden your birding itinerary with a few additional activities in Western Manitoba. Try out these suggestions:
- Stand among the Five Prairie Giants at the Inglis Elevators National Historic Site.
- Soak in the prairie landscape from Manitoba’s highest elevation in the Baldy Mountain viewing tower.
- Zip along a cable for a bird’s eye view of the Pembina Valley with Hy-Wire Zipline Adventures.
- Speak with elders, listen to storytellers and learn about traditional drumming and medicines at the Keesee Sharing Lodge in Riding Mountain National Park.
- Spend time with the People of the Plains at the Moncur Gallery or come face-to-face with full-mounted wildlife at the Goodon International Wildlife Museum in Boissevain.
- Drop in to see the pioneering and eccentric families at the Criddle/Vane Homestead Provincial Heritage Park. Check out the remains of the first entomological field station in western Canada and the family cemetery.
- Admire the floral clock and U.S./Canadian flags in full summer bloom at the International Peace Gardens.
Surrounded by welcoming rural towns, Pembina Valley is home to many song birds.
See over one hundred species of waterfowl and shorebirds throughout this expansive area.
Great cabin and hotel accommodations couple with well maintained trails and plenty of birds!