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.