Sat, Jun 10|
Indigenous Birding Club Field Trip: Fort Whyte Alive
Time & Location
Jun 10, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Winnipeg, 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2K9, Canada
About the event
Join us for our first weekend trip to @fortwhytealive (1961 McCreary Road) on June 10th! We will be meeting at the front entrance at 8:45am and will be heading in at 9am for a 3 hour walk. Everyone is welcome! Fort Whyte Alive has entrance fees of $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for students with a student ID/youth ages 3-17 and FREE for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Please bring your own essentials like a water bottle, some snacks, a hat, sunscreen, bug spray and comfortable walking shoes. You can bring your own binoculars, borrow one of our pairs (limited quantities) or rent them for $3.00 at Fort Whyte Alive. We hope to see you there so we can immerse ourselves in nature and enjoy the company of fellow birders! No experience in birding required. About the Bird: American Goldfinches are small finches, with males having striking yellow and black plumage (pictured here), and females having duller yellow and olive plumage. You might even see them here during the winter with dull yellow and brown plumage (documented this winter at Assiniboine Park). They are very active and have a bouncy flight pattern, allowing them to be easily spotted by birders when in flight. You will likely see them at Fort Whyte Alive eating at feeders and perched on tree branches with their partner or flock.
Photo: Bailey Hendry, Species: American Goldfinch.