Manitoba’s Seabirds: The Feathered Link


Manitoba’s Seabirds: The Feathered Link

September 24 2021

Western Hudson Bay is home to nearly 200 different species of birds, including many species of seabirds like the thick-billed murre, that seek refuge in the region during parental care and moult.

In this webinar, Dr. Kyle Eliott, Canada Research Chair in Arctic Ecology, shares almost two decades of research on seabirds in Hudson Bay.

He discusses how birds are indicators of environmental health, the important connection between efforts to conserve Nunavut’s Southampton Island and Manitoba’s Western Hudson Bay, and what has been discovered through movement and GPS tracking of seabirds in the region.

This webinar is a part of CPAWS Manitoba’s Western Hudson Bay Marine Conservation Area campaign. Learn about the importance of protecting the coastal region and get involved with the campaign.

About the Speaker

Dr. Kyle Elliott is the Canada Research Chair in Arctic Ecology and has been working in Hudson Bay for almost two decades. After completing his Master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Manitoba, he is now an associate professor at McGill University. Along with Environment & Climate Change Canada and Inuit partners, he helps run the Coats Island field station which is Canada’s longest-running Arctic seabird field station.

Manitoba’s Seabirds: The Feathered Link from CPAWS Manitoba on Vimeo.

Lunch and Learn

Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.

CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards and beyond.

Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across the province who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.

This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

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