Churchill, in the far northern end of the Canadian Province of
Manitoba, sits at the mouth of the Churchill River on the
southwest shore of Hudson Bay.  Known by most as the Polar
Bear Capital of the World, Churchill could also be known as
the Capital of North American Sub-Arctic Birding.  The starkly
beautiful, rocky, glaciated landscape around Churchill
includes tundra, taiga and marine habitats which are home to
a suite of resident and nesting species that are inaccessible
to most birders while in their high breeding plumage.  Red-
throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Common Eider, Long-tailed
Duck, Spruce Grouse, Willow Ptarmigan, Yellow Rail,
Whimbrel, Hudsonian Godwit, Parasitic Jaeger, Arctic Tern,
Boreal Chickadee, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Harris’s Sparrow,
Smith’s Longspur, Pine Grosbeak and Hoary Redpoll are
some of the summer residents of Churchill.
Trip Description
Summer Birding in the Sub-Arctic
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
More Details on This Trip
Brief Itinerary
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Day 1:  Arrival in Winnipeg in AM; PM Birding at Hill
Provincial Park
Day 2:  Oak Hammock Marsh
Day 3:  Early Arrival in Churchill;  Birding the Churchill
and Cape Merry
Day 4:  Hudson Bay and Twin Lakes
Day 5:  Goose Creek Road and Hydro Road
Day 6:  AM Revising Churchill Birding Sites; Afternoon Flight
Back to Winnipeg
Arctic Tern: Photo by Robert Royse
Common Eider: Photo by Robert Royse
Spruce Grouse: Photo by Robert Royse
Photo by Robert Royse
Boreal Chickadee: Photo by Robert Royse