Outreach

Delta Marsh Bird Observatory offers training opportunities for volunteers through daily banding and through workshops like the following.

Delta Marsh Bird Observatory presents:
A Year of Learning Birds
2021

May 17 to 31 – Volunteer at Delta Marsh Bird Observatory
7:30 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Spring banding starts up and it is a great way to practice what you have learnt over the winter and to gain even more experience. Please email info@dmbo.ca to sign up.

Date to be announced – Delta Marsh Bird Observatory Great Canadian Bird-a-thon – English Garden Entrance at Assiniboine Park (460 Assiniboine Park Dr)
Join us for a spring walk at the English Garden. This time of year is always exciting as many migrants are back and the trees are full of colours. This is the Observatory’s only fundraiser of the year so help us help the birds. Workshop is free but donations are greatly appreciated. Please email info@dmbo.ca to register. NOTE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL

June 15 at 7 p.m. -Birding by Impression – Have you ever heard someone call out there’s a “so-and-so bird” and wondered how they knew that? This workshop will offer a different approach to looking at birds. Online workshop is free. Please email info@dmbo.ca to register.”

July 12 to October 3 – Volunteer at Delta Marsh Bird Observatory
6:30 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Fall banding starts up and it is a great way to practice what you have learned and to gain even more experience. Please email info@dmbo.ca to sign up.

August 8 – Bird Extraction
6:30 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Join our Bander-in-Charge and get in depth practice removing birds from the mist nets. Workshop is free. Please email info@dmbo.ca to sign up.

September 9 – Bird extraction
6:30 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Join our Bander-in-Charge and get in depth practice removing birds from the mist nets. Workshop is free. Please email info@dmbo.ca to sign up.

Date to be announced – Beginning Birder Walk at Bunn’s Creek 9 a.m. – Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park (365 McIvor Ave)  NOTE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL

Join us for a  walk at Bunn’s Creek and see who might be visiting the area. This is a great time and place to start learning birds in the field. Workshop is free. Please email info@dmbo.ca to register.


Date to be announced – Learn to Band Birds Workshop (Banding Birds)
8 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area 
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL
This workshop will introduce you to the banding process, how to scribe, how to extract birds and practice ageing and sexing live birds. Workshop is $25. Please email info@dmbo.ca to register.

Please see the website for more information about Oak Hammock Marsh.