Delta Marsh Birding Festival

What is the Delta Marsh Birding Festival?

A birding festival is:

1. An occasion for celebrating the wonders of birds.
2. A joyous gathering of people who watch birds.
3. An opportunity to help local business through birding tourism.
4. A clever and effective way to promote bird and habitat conservation.

The 6th Annual Delta Marsh Birding Festival will showcase the world famous Delta Marsh. This site was designated as an “Important Bird Area” (IBA) by Bird Studies Canada in 1999. The dates for the festival coincide with the predicted height of the warbler migration.

Highlights of the event are:

  • Daily guided birding tours at Delta Marsh
  • Self-guided bird destination spots near marsh
  • Banquet with guest speaker
  • Fish fry with guest speaker:
    • Alex Miller, University of Manitoba, on Piping Plovers
  • Workshops including:
    • First Aid for Birds
    • Birding by Ear
    • Watching Birds from your Kitchen Window
  • Bird interpretive activities for the general public
  • Birding program and Delta Marsh bird checklist

Festival Organizers:

Heidi den Haan
Delta Marsh Field Station (University of Manitoba)

Bob Jones
Portage Natural History Group

Calvin Cuthbert
Ducks Unlimited Canada

Gordon Ogilvie
Woodlot Association of Manitoba

Al Mickey
The ARR Group

Ryan Porteous
The ARR Group

Ron Austin
The ARR Group