Headwaters of the Assiniboine

Town of Preeceville


There are many types of birds who are non-migratory in Preeceville and area, and you can observe them year-round.  You may be surprised at what you may encounter!

For the most educational and interesting birding trip, we boast approximately 190 species of birds in this area. Please follow the routes on the map for sightseeing of waterbirds (aerialists, swimmers, wading birds, shorebirds, upland waterbirds), landbirds (nocturnal, aerialists, ground-walkers, tree-climbers) and perching landbirds (flycatching bills, curved bills, straight bills and conical bills).

Trails provide roadside sightings for a variety of species of butterflies, plants and wildflowers, mammals and woodlands. Trails are suggested routes for birding by road; most roads are all-weather roads with exceptions noted. On the information sheet and map, areas marked with letters are major birding areas (lakes for water fowl, etc.). Numbered sites are minor birding sites.

Caution: Drive at your own risk. Please keep off private lands along the route, unless permission has been granted to do so. Wildlife Development Fund Lands permit hiking.

Best birding is during the spring and fall migration. Birding in the summer in the early mornings and early evenings is also very productive. GPS readings are provided as a guide for many of the sites.

Kelsey Ecological Society meets the third Wednesday of each month (except December and January) at 7:30 PM in the Court Room of the Preeceville Town Office Building. Membership in Kelsey Ecological Society is open to everyone who has an interest in nature and ecology.

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From the left: loon, avocet, great blue heron, great horned owl.