Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Conservation Area Will Protect 86 Bird Species and Some at Risk:nature Group

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Conservation Area Will Protect 86 Bird Species and Some at Risk:nature Group

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Wetland conservation area set north of Winnipeg

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LUNDAR, Man. - A nature group has unveiled a new conservation site in Manitoba.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says the Swan Lake Wetland-Parkland Complex project near Lundar is more than 935 hectares.

It says the area is a mix of forest, savanna, grasslands and expansive wetlands which tie into Big Swan Lake and the surrounding smaller shallow water lakes.

It says bird surveys conducted in the area found 86 bird species, including four threatened species at risk -- the least bittern, Eastern Whip-poor-will, bobolink and barn swallow.

The conservancy says the open wetlands along the east end of the property are important for many wetland bird species, including sandhill crane, great blue heron, and American white pelican. …

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