Manitoba, Canada: 2009

Click on the small picture to see a larger, more detailed version. I toured southern Manitoba plus Thompson and Churchill farther north in June 2009. The weather was rainy for a day or two but turned nice when we got to Churchill. It was the latest spring thaw in many years in Churchill so our options were limited first by ice and snow and then by washed out roadways. Most of the photos were taken with a Canon SLR camera with 300mm zoom lens, but I also use a Nikon point-and-shoot for both scenery and digiscoping. All modes are represented below. Many of the pictures are degraded by having been taken through vehicle windows. The trip was very enjoyable and was led by Jan Hansen (dba Otus Asio Tours Jan leads a variety of trips, all of which I would recommend. Jan has purchased a camera for digi-scoping and got a number of wonderful pictures which I cannot achieve with my present cameras.

Southern Manitoba

[Sedge Wren] [Sedge Wren] [Sedge Wren] [LeConte's Sparrow] [LeConte's Sparrow] [LeConte's Sparrow]

Sedge Wren, LeConte's Sparrow, Winnipeg, June 1 and 2, 2009

[Clay-colored Sparrow] [Grey Partridge] [Grey Partridge] [Franklin's Gull] [Franklin's Gull]

Clay-colored Sparrow, Grey Partridge, Franklin's and Ring-billed Gull,
Winnipeg, June 1 and 2, 2009

[American Bittern] [American Bittern] [American Bittern] [Blue-winged Teal] [Willet]

American Bittern, Blue-winged Teal, Willet, Oak Hammock Marsh, June 2, 2009

[Least Sandpiper] [Least Sandpiper] [Barn Swallow] [Richardson's Ground Squirrel] [Richardson's Ground Squirrel]

Least Sandpiper, Barn Swallow, Richardson's Ground Squirrel,
Oak Hammock Marsh, June 2, 2009

[Blackburnian Warbler] [Blackburnian Warbler] [Yellow Warbler] [Eastern Kingbird] [Sora] [Sora]

Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Eastern Kingbird, Sora,
Delta Beach, June 2, 2009

[Purple Martin] [Boreal Chickadee] [Boreal Chickadee]

Purple Martin along highway, Boreal Chickadee in Wasagaming, June 2, 2009

[Great Grey Owl] [Great Grey Owl] [Great Grey Owl] [Great Grey Owl] [Great Grey Owl]

Great Grey Owl, Riding Mountain National Park, June 2, 2009

[Evening Grosbeak] [Yellow-bellied Sapsucker] [Yellow-bellied Sapsucker] [Tennessee Warbler] [Tennessee Warbler]

Evening Grosbeak, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Tennessee Warbler,
Riding Mountain National Park, June 3, 2009

[Canadian Lynx] [Canadian Lynx] [Canadian Lynx] [Red-necked Grebe] [Red-necked Grebe]

Canadian Lynx (photos through car front window), Red-necked Grebe,
Riding Mountain National Park, June 3, 2009

[Black Bear] [Black Bear] [Black Bear]

Black bear with cubs and one alone in rain, Riding Mountain National Park, June 4, 2009

[Conecticut Warbler] [Conecticut Warbler] [Cape May Warbler] [Blue-headed Vireo] [Blue-headed Vireo]

Conecticut Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo,
Riding Mountain National Park, June 4, 2009

[Scarlet Tanager] [Indigo Bunting] [Baltimore Oriole] [Downy Woodpecker]

Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting in Brandon Hills WMA,
Baltimore Oriole and Downy Woodpecker at Melita motel, June 5, 2009

[Eared Grebe] [Eared Grebe] [Yellow-headed Blackbird] [Yellow-headed Blackbird] [Red-winged Blackbird]

Eared Grebe, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird,
Whitewater Lake, June 5, 2009

[Wilson's Phalarope] [Wilson's Phalarope] [Wilson's Phalarope] [Ruddy Duck] [Marbled Godwit]

Wilson's Phalarope and Ruddy Duck at Whitewater Lake,
Marbled Godwit along road, June 5, 2009

[Baird's Sparrow] [Baird's Sparrow] [Chestnut-collared Longspur] [Chestnut-collared Longspur] [Sprague's Pippit] [Sprague's Pippit]

Baird's Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Sprague's Pippit,
near Melita, June 6, 2009

[Ferruginous Hawk] [Upland Sandpiper] [Grasshoper Sparrow] [Grasshoper Sparrow] [Grasshoper Sparrow] [Merlin]

Ferruginous Hawk (dark phase), Upland Sandpiper, Grasshoper Sparrow, Merlin,
near Melita, June 6, 2009

[Pine Siskin] [13-Lined Ground Squirrel] [Red Fox] [Red Fox] [Yellow-throated Vireo]

Pine Siskin, 13-Lined Ground Squirrel, Red Fox, Yellow-throated Vireo,
near Melita, June 6, 2009

[Burrowing Owl] [Loggerhead Shrike] [Jan Hansen] [Swainson's Hawk] [Eastern Phoebe]

Burrowing Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Jan Hansen, Swainson's Hawk, Eastern Phoebe,
near Melita, June 6, 2009

[Red Fox] [Black Tern] [Western Grebe] [American White Pelican]

Red Fox, Black Tern, Western Grebe, American White Pelican,
along the way from Melita to Winnipeg, June 7, 2009

Further north

[Snowshoe Hare] [Gre Jay] [Gre Jay] [Greater Yellowlegs]

Snowshoe Hare, Grey Jay (imm. & adult), Greater Yellowlegs, near Thompson, June 8, 2009

[Lapland Longspur] [Lapland Longspur] [Jan Hansen] [Churchill train]

Lapland Longspur, Jan Hansen, train for Churchill, near Thompson, June 8, 2009

[scene from train] [scene from train] [Snow Bunting] [Snow Bunting] [Bald Eagle]

scenery, Snow Bunting, Bald Eagle, from train, June 9, 2009

[Churchill scenes] [Churchill scenes] [muskrat] [Churchill scenes] [Churchill scenes]

Willow, sled dogs, muskrat, scenery and sunset over the river,
Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Churchill scenes] [Churchill scenes] [carribou] [carribou]

Hudson Bay scenes and carribou, near Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Red-breasted Merganser] [Long-tailed Duck] [Canada Goose] [Canada Goose] [Snow Goose]

Wintry scenes with Common and Red-breasted Merganser, Common Goldeneye and
Long-tailed Duck, Canada Goose, Snow Goose, near Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Rough-legged Hawk] [Merlin] [Merlin] [Parasitic Jaeger]

Rough-legged Hawk, Merlin, Parasitic Jaeger,
near Churchill, June 9-11, 2009

[Thayer's Gull] [Thayer's Gull] [Herring Gull] [Glaucous Gull] [Glaucous Gull]

Thayer's (left 2), Herring (center), Glausous (right 2) Gulls,
Churchill, June 9 and 11, 2009

[Little Gull] [Little Gull] [Arctic Tern] [Bonaparte's Gull] [Bonaparte's Gull]

Little Gull, Arctic Tern, Bonaparte's Gull, near Churchill, June 9-10, 2009

[Red Phalarope] [Red Phalarope] [Red Phalarope] [Red Phalarope] [Red Phalarope]

Red Phalarope at the Weir, near Churchill, June 10, 2009

[Red-necked Phalarope] [Red-necked Phalarope] [Red-necked Phalarope] [Horned Lark]

Red-necked Phalarope at the Weir, June 10,
Horned Lark, June 11, 2009, near Churchill.

[Pacific Loon] [Pacific Loon] [Pacific Loon] [Pacific Loon] [Pacific Loon]

Pacific Loon, near Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Red-throated Loon] [Red-throated Loon] [Trumpeter Swan] [Trumpeter Swan] [Horned Grebe]

Red-throated Loon, Trumpeter Swan, Horned Grebe,
near Churchill, June 10-12, 2009

[Long-tailed Duck] [Long-tailed Duck] [Long-tailed Duck] [Black Scoter] [Black Scoter]

Long-tailed Duck, Black Scoter, near Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Surf Scoter] [Surf Scoter] [Surf Scoter] [Surf Scoter] [Surf Scoter]

Surf Scoter, near Churchill, June 11, 2009

[Willow Ptarmigan] [Willow Ptarmigan] [Willow Ptarmigan] [Willow Ptarmigan] [Willow Ptarmigan]

Willow Ptarmigan, near Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Spruce Grouse] [Spruce Grouse] [Spruce Grouse] [Pine Grosbeak] [Pine Grosbeak]

Spruce Grouse (female), Pine Grosbeak, near Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Wilson's Snipe] [Lesser Yellowlegs] [Hudsonian Godwit] [American Golden Plover] [American Bittern]

Wilson's Snipe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Hudsonian Godwit, American Golden Plover,
American Bittern, near Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Palm Warbler] [American Pippit] [Snow Bunting] [Harris's Sparrow] [White-crowned Sparrow]

Palm Warbler, American Pippit, Snow Bunting, Harris's Sparrow,
White-crowned Sparrow, near Churchill, June 10-11, 2009

[Common Redpoll] [Common Redpoll] [Common Redpoll] [Hoary Redpoll] [Hoary Redpoll]

Common (left 3) and Hoary Redpoll, near Churchill, June 11-12, 2009

Eric W. Greisen