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Location Canada, Manitoba
Central coordinates 98o 34.22' West  51o 5.46' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 22,000 ha
Altitude 247 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada



Site description The Dog Lake area is located in the interlake region of central Manitoba, immediately to the east of the narrows of Lake Manitoba. The town of Ashern is about 12 km to the northeast. Dog Lake contains numerous low islands that are frequented by colonial waterbirds. The shores are rocky and irregular in shape with numerous shallow bays and stands of emergent and submergent wetland vegetation, and rocky mudflats. The maximum depth of the lake is less than 15 feet. The surrounding landscape is rolling with aspen parkland, rangeland, and cropland being present.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos breeding  1996  1,050 nests  A4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dog Lake Wildlife Management Area 32,389 protected area contained by site 13,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods  -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Freshwater marshes/swamps  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Improved pasture land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research major
hunting minor
rangeland/pastureland minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dog Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014

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