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Watchable Wildlife Manitoba - Oak Hammock Marsh

Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret
Photo by Robert R. Taylor

Description

Oak Hammock Marsh, a half hour north of Winnipeg, is a world-renowned wildlife viewing site. There is more here than a dazzling array of birds. You will also find an award-winning visitor centre, walking trails, interpretive signs and programs for all ages. The site is 3,500 hectares of marsh, grasslands, aspen-oak bluffs and planted wildlife cover. The assorted habitats mean a diversity of wildlife. Visit in spring and fall to see the breathtaking flights of waterfowl filling the sky. Oak Hammock Marsh is also home to some 25 mammals, and a variety of amphibians, reptiles and fish. There is always wildlife to see at Oak Hammock Marsh.

Don’t Miss

  • Artesian Well interpretive kiosk

  • Native Prairie interpretive kiosk, just south of the artesian well

  • North Mound interpretive kiosk and viewing mound with newly constructed loafing bars for shorebirds

  • Oak Bluff viewing blind and loafing bars

  • Main Mound interpretive kiosk

Habitats

  • Marsh
  • Prairie grasslands
  • Aspen-oak bluffs 

Site Specialties

  • Canada Geese
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Least and American Bittern
  • Short-tailed Weasel
  • Snowy Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Cattle Egret
  • White-faced Ibis

Directions

Oak Hammock Marsh is located just north of Highway 67, between Highway 7 and 8. Follow the signs and turn north onto PR 220. Follow the road until you see the interpretive centre on your right.

Cautionary Notes

There is no hunting in the WMA but you can hunt on surrounding private lands with landowner permission.

Admission

Entry fee to the visitor centre. There is no fee to visit the Wildlife Management Area and wetland.

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