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. . . . . 2018 TOUR SCHEDULE . . . . .

Churchill & Southern Manitoba

Willow Ptarmigan, Harris's Sparrow & many Boreal Birds
9 June 2018 - 19 June 2018, 11 days & 10 nights

Churchill lies on the southwestern shore of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, strategically situated in the transition zone between boreal forest and extensive tundra habitat. It was formerly a very reliable locale to find the exceedingly rare Ross's Gull. Even though it no longer nests there, we have a good track record for finding this beautiful gull along the Churchill River. Fifteen species of shorebirds nest in the area and they are extremely tame and approachable, a delight for birders and photographers. You can count on close views of Red-necked Phalarope, Hudsonian Godwit, and American Golden-Plover, among many others. Additional birds that we are likely to see include Harris's Sparrow, Common and perhaps Hoary Redpolls, Pine Grosbeak, Bohemian Waxwing, Little Gull, Parasitic Jaeger, Spruce Grouse, and Willow Ptarmigan. Arctic Hare is likely, and Beluga Whales are possible near the mouth of the Churchill River. In southern Manitoba we visit a variety of habitats at places such as Oak Hammock Marsh, Riding Mountain National Park, Douglas Marsh, and Whitewater Lake. These areas will complement the birds of Churchill nicely, adding species such as LeConte's Sparrow, Sedge Wren, Upland Sandpiper, Gray Partridge, Red-necked Grebe, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great Gray Owl, and Black Tern. We'll hope to witness the mating ritual of the Western Grebe, and we'll make every attempt for a peek at the elusive, diminutive Yellow Rail. We will take a maximum of seven participants. On rare occasion we may extend the maximum to ten participants. The tour leader will be selected at a later date. 

Price: $4195.00 from Churchill, Manitoba    

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