Our first destination was Winnipeg, MB, where we met our naturalist guide, Christian Artuso, for a side trip to Riding Mountain National Park. Christian is not only an expert ornithologist, he is a wildlife photographer and the coordinator of Manitoba's Breeding Bird Atlas. He can hear and identify birds from incredible distances, even while driving a vehicle, and makes a "head turning" imitation female moose call! More about that in a later post.
Also visit my post on the Gray Jays we encountered in RMNP: Gray Jays--Smart, Bold, Resourceful!
Christian Artuso's blog
Riding Mountain National Park
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