Faune observable Manitoba

Proven Lake Wildlife Management Area


Franklin's Gull

Franklin's Gull
Photo by Robert R. Taylor
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Services

Availability

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

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Description

Proven Lake WMA is south of Riding Mountain National Park in the heart of prairie pothole country — North America’s most productive waterfowl breeding grounds. At the centre of the 2,000-hectare WMA is a large wetland where water birds of many shapes and sizes raise their young.

Proven Lake in spring is a good place to observe birds with young, as parents shepherd downy little ones around the lake. The wetland is also a busy stopover for migrating birds in spring and fall. Large flocks of Tundra Swans regularly rest here during their migration.

There is a new hiking trail, great for bird watching, which loops around the southern edge of Proven Lake and a new parking lot.

Don’t Miss

  • A walk around the new trail

Habitats

  • Deciduous woods
  • Sedge/grass meadows
  • Freshwater lake

Site Specialties

  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Franklin’s Gull
  • Black Tern
  • Canvasback
  • Redhead
  • Ring-necked Ducks

Directions

Highway 10 from Riding Mountain or Minnedosa, turn west at Highway 45 and look for the WMA signs along the road. There is a new sign for the parking area..

Cautionary Notes

You may find poison ivy in treed areas

Admission

No entrance fee

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