Find over 300 Species of Birds in Lac du Bonnet!

Bird Watching is a great way to get moving, create new experiences, and keep the mind strong! There’s something very soothing about being out in nature, not only seeing magnificent birds in their natural habitat but also all the wildlife that Lac du Bonnet has to offer. Lac du Bonnet is located on the Northern section of Manitoba’s Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail with such fantastic locations to spot numerous species of birds; you won’t know where to start!

Places to Explore

The Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park is a great place for bird watching in Lac du Bonnet. Along the trails, you’ll be able to spot a variety of different species of birds, including the Spring Owl. With 62 acres of pristine nature, you’re sure to make amazing discoveries!

The Wildlife Ponds are the perfect destination if you are looking for Waterfowl. This naturalized environment, maintained by the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association, provides important habitat for a variety of waterfowl, including migrating ducks and geese, as well as common loons, which stay all summer. Redwing blackbirds frequently nest in the cattail vegetation along the edge of the ponds, and bird watchers can observe many other species of songbirds.

Blueberry Rock and Bluewater South trails are both great locations to discover many different species of woodland birds, including bald eagles, great horned owls, woodpeckers, hawks and more.

Birds to look for in Lac du Bonnet

With the region’s unique topography along the boundary of prairie farmland and boreal forest, over 300 species of birds can be found in Lac du Bonnet. Here is a list of some of our favourites, but if you’re looking for more information about Bird Watching in Lac du Bonnet, then check out this great resource from Manitoba’s Pine to Prairie International Birding Trail.

Great Gray Owl

Northern Hawk Owl

Great Horned Owl

Barred Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Bald Eagle

Wilson’s Snipe

American Woodcock

Sedge Wren


Blackburnian Warbler

Le Conte’s Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow (in-migration)

Scarlet Tanager


American Three-toed Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Snow Bunting (in winter)

Pine Warbler

Canada Warbler

White-winged Crossbill and Red Crossbill

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About Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

Lac du Bonnet is where the Manitoba Prairies give way to the vast boreal forest and the Canadian Shield, where miles of natural trails allow you to hear nature’s sounds and relax within her bounty. In Lac du Bonnet, miles of prime waterways stretch out before you, calling you toward your next adventure, and a rich history remains to be discovered among the ruins. Culture and arts flourish along the streets where neighbours gather for events and festivals, inviting you to discover the true passion behind our community.

Lac du Bonnet is more than a place on the map; it is the place that connects with your heart. The place where you will create a lifetime of memories and unleash the adventure to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

This year we invite you to explore Lac du Bonnet and discover that your heart is home here!

Get in Touch with My LdB

Do you have questions about your visit to Lac du Bonnet? Get in touch with our trip advisors and we’ll help you out. You can also give us a call at 1-204-213-0033