Sandy Bar


Sandy Bar

This site is a long sand peninsula that stretches eastward into Lake Winnipeg towards Hecla Island near the community of Riverton. The sand and gravel islands beyond the peninsula are partially colonized by grasses, willows, and aspen. The site has been designated as an Important Bird Area because of the significant populations of Ring-billed Gulls and Common Terns. You can also see nesting Herring Gulls.

This is also a good site to see Red-necked Grebe, American White Pelican, Bald Eagle, Herring Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Common Tern, and Forster’s Tern.

In migration, look for Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Sanderling, and Ruddy Turnstone. Watch for migrating warblers in the vegetation along the spit.