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Whitewater Lake is a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA), situated between the towns of Deloraine and Boissevain in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. It is known as a major staging area for waterfowl, shorebirds, and Tundra Swans. Once known 'White Lake' because of its white alkali flats, it has been reported that Whitewater Lake provides habitat for over 110 species of birds as well as over 40 species of other wildlife.

As a result of the high biodiversity found at Whitewater Lake, it has received a number of designations:

-It is recognized as a Canadian Important Bird Area of global significance.
-It is a Manitoba Wildlife Management Area. (WMA).
-It is recognized as a priority migratory bird habitat of Canadian importance for staging shorebirds and geese.
-It is a candidate of the Manitoba Heritage Marsh.

         Whitewater Lake, Manitoba, Canada - Important Bird Area


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Manitoba Department of Conservation
Regional Wildlife Manager
1129 Queens Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 1L9
204.726.6450
daniel.chranowski@gov.mb.ca

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