Faune observable Manitoba

Manitoba Grasslands Birding Trail


Map of Northern Loop

Map of Southern Loop

Services

Availability

Drinking Water
in towns
Restrooms
in towns
Marked Trails
Yes
Boardwalk
No
Viewing Tower
No
Picnic Shelter
in towns
Camping
Yes
Concession
No
Visitor Centre
No
Interpretive signs/Brochures
Yes
Primitive Site
Yes

Guide Booklet


Description

The Manitoba Grasslands Birding Trail, in southwestern Manitoba, lets you experience the beauty of the native prairie's open expanse, big skies, wildflowers and wildlife, as well as a symphony of rare birds. Both the north and south loops begin at the Malaher WMA, just west of Melita. Along the trail you can stop and explore the mixed-grass prairie environment and learn about the challenges faced by the early homesteaders. Watch for signs featuring the Burrowing Owl. You can spend a day or more along the trail. (Northern Loop: 53 kilometers, 33 miles; Southern Loop: 127 kilometres, 79 miles)

Don’t Miss

Take a walk across the mixed-grass prairie; look for endangered birds

Habitats

  • Mixed-grass prairie
  • Stands of willow, aspen and prairie shrubs

Site Specialties

Directions

From Melita, head west on PR 445 for about 2km, then north on 158W. Look for the Malaher WMA sign on the east side of the road. Pick up a booklet with route directions and stops at the trailhead. If there are no booklets in the box you can pick them up at most businesses in Melita or Pierson.

Cautionary Notes

In spring be careful where you step; many grassland birds nest on the ground.

Admission

No entrance fee

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