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
2022

May 15 – Learn to Band Birds Workshop (Banding Birds)
9 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
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.

May 15 to June 5 – Volunteer at Delta Marsh Bird Observatory
7:00 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Spring banding starts up and it is a great way to practice what you have learned over the winter and to gain even more experience. Please email info@dmbo.ca to sign up.

May 28 – Delta Marsh Bird Observatory Great Canadian Bird-a-thon
9 a.m. – 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.

June 4 – Beginning Birder Walk at Bunn’s Creek – FULL
9 a.m. – Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park (365 McIvor Ave)
Join us for a spring walk at Bunn’s Creek and see who might be back. This time of year is a great time to start learning birds in the field as most species are back and colourful. Workshop is free. Please email info@dmbo.ca to register.

July 11 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.

July 23 – Learn to Band Birds Workshop (Banding Birds)
8 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
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.

July 24 – Delta Marsh Bird Observatory Open House
8 a.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Come and check out songbird banding. Learn the ins and outs of this type of migration monitoring. Please email info@dmbo.ca to sign up.

August 6 – Bird Extraction
7:00 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. Previous volunteering is a prerequisite. Please email info@dmbo.ca to sign up.

August 28 – Intermediate Birder Walk at the English Gardens
9 a.m. – English Garden Entrance at Assiniboine Park (460 Assiniboine Park Dr)
Join us for a fall walk at the English Garden. This time of year is always exciting as many migrants are moving south again. Please email info@dmbo.ca to register.

September 13 – Migration Patterns (what shows up when)
7 p.m. – Virtual
You often hear that birds have shown up late or early. Migration is fairly predictable. Learn about what species show up when. Workshop is free. Please email info@dmbo.ca to register.

October 2 – Volunteer Appreciation
1 p.m. – Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Thank you to all the volunteer who help make the banding possible. Please join us for a late lunch and a few surprises. Please email info@dmbo.ca to register.

November 3 – Movie Night
7 p.m. – Wetland Discovery Centre
Join us for a movie night as we watch The Big Year, a comedy starring Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin. Please email info@dmbo.ca to sign up.

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