Friday, August 1, 2014


An amazing finale to the 5th and final field season for the Manitoba was confirmed breeding of Mississippi Kites in a riverside suburb of Winnipeg. You can see me talking about this incredible find on Breakfast Television Winnipeg at:

This species has been expanding northward and has been increasingly taking advantage of well treed suburbs so in some ways their appearance in Winnipeg makes sense; however, none of us foresaw them getting quite this far north quite so quickly. I got back from the field today and had my turn for a brief visit with the city’s illustrious guest and their downy nestling…

Here is the chick on August 6th - growing rapidly! More to follow...

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