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Location Canada, Manitoba
Central coordinates 98o 6.02' West  50o 31.86' North
IBA criteria A4iii
Area 12,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Bird Studies Canada/Nature Canada



Site description Marshy Point is located on the eastern shores of Lake Manitoba and is situated just southwest of Lundar and northwest of Oak Point. The terrain in this area is extremely flat, with Marshy Point being a maze of marshes and freshwater lakes that are connected by canals and extensive grassland meadows. There is a rich diversity of habitats in the area, since in addition to the marshes and open water habitats, the land to the east is an extensive expanse of prairie grassland that leads to aspen parkland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Marshy Point Wildlife Management Area 1,490 protected area contained by site 970  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods  -
Grassland Edaphic grassland; Steppe & dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools; Freshwater marshes/swamps; Rivers  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
nature conservation and research major
hunting major
tourism/recreation minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marshy Point. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014

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