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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

Veery

Blackburnian Warbler

Le Conte’s Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow (in-migration)

Scarlet Tanager

Bobolink

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

As life becomes more complicated and time with family and friends becomes scarce, it’s time to regroup and focus on creating quality experiences. It’s time to enjoy a better qualify of life; time to create a world of memories with the people who mean the most to you, right here at home. We have a world of world-class experiences right here in Manitoba. Let’s show our province some love and rediscover that home is where the heart is.

This year, we invite you to visit Lac du Bonnet. To behold the place where the Manitoba Prairies give way to the vast boreal forest and the Canadian Shield. To explore the pristine trails, miles of prime waterways and the rich history that helped shape our province. To unleash the adventures and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

This year, we invite you to discover that your heart is home in Lac du Bonnet.

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

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