Volunteers

Regional Coordinators

These volunteers were the backbone of the atlas project and integral to the management and success of data collection over five field seasons. The Regional Coordinators deserve recognition for their tremendous role as leaders by coordinating field-surveys, recruiting volunteers, and seemingly endless data review. Coordinators are listed according to the region they administered (mapped in Fig. 3 of Methods section).

 
Region nameRegional coordinator
1. SouthwestKen D De Smet
2. South CentralCarrie A Braden
Robert E Jones
Lorelie Mitchell
3. Red River ValleyPaula Grieef
4. SoutheastRobert J Parsons
Christian Artuso
5. Nopiming / Winnipeg RiverPeter Taylor
6. Southern InterlakeBob Shettler
7. MountainHarry A.G. Harris
8. The Pas / Flin FlonDavid Raitt
9. Northern InterlakeRandy D. Mooi
10. Central EastRudolf Koes
11. Lynn Lake / ThompsonRichard Staniforth
Rudolf Koes
12. Gillam / ShamattawaRudolf Koes
13. NorthwestRudolf Koes
 

List of Atlas Participants

This project was possible only with the enthusiasm and skills of the over 700 citizen scientists dedicated their time, effort, and personal resources to survey thousands of squares for the atlas project. All who contributed breeding bird records are listed, unless they requested otherwise. Please visit this page for a few of the statistics concerning each atlasser's activity. The atlas team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone whose name appears in the table, irrespective of the amount of data collected. We also greatly appreciate those participants who did not collect data but who assisted in remote expeditions, transportation, logistics, note taking and other activities that facilitated the tremendous accomplishment of completing surveys.

 
Wayne AdamsRobert B EmeryAndrew LesikMark Ryckman
Lusine AkopyanDeanne EndrizziJosh LevacGuy Sain
Erica G. AlexAdolf EnsRebecca J. LewisBen Salnikowski
Jasmin T. AmyotteDan Epp-TiessenMichael LiCarole Sangster
David AndersonCharlene ErbGreg J. LoganMurray W. Sangster
John AndersonCarolyn J. EvansErika LopezRobert Saunders
Nick AnichChristopher G. EvansCamille LoughLiz Scales
Christian ArtusoDennis FastBrian LubinskiDon Schatzlein
Jeannette AstlefordDebra FehrElizabeth LukeEd Schewe
Stewart AstlefordMichael FergusonBrian LundKevin Schewe
Alfred AugGeoff FierceJennifer LuskWinnifred Schewe
Ron J. AustinNicole FirlotteMarlene LyonNatalie Schinkel
Bob AustmanTiffany FlyeElliot MacdonaldAshley Schmidt
Devon D. BaeteFrank FoidartJane MacdonaldChuck J. Schmidt
Lynda BakerMark FordCarol J. MachneeNella Schmidt
Frank BaldwinWillie FothGerald D. MachneeAl Schritt
Lyle BallAnatoliy FranchukFrank J. MachovecHartmut Schroeder
Ken BarclayGail A. FranzmannJacqueline A. MachovecKatharine Schulz
Colleen BarclayGary G. FranzmannBill MaciejkoMarianne L. Schutz
Wendy BarkerRheanna FraserRoberta MackidMartin S. Scott
Barbara BarnettAngela FreemanAnne L. MacleanRené Séguin
Phil C. BarnettMik FreemanJo-Anne M. MaclennanJon Seguire
Douglas BarryColleen D. FrenchTracy MaconachieRia Sofia Semenowich
Karen BarryTrevor J. C FrenchNicole MacphersonNathan Senner
Blaire C. BartaBert FrenzDavid MaendelStan Shadick
Ron C. BazinJ. Brett FriedYvonne MaesSkip Shand
Roberta BearChris FriesenCarmen L. MahonElie Shannacappo
Darnell BeardyPaul FriesenTodd MahonJames M. Shannacappo
Edwin S. R. BeardyRose FriesenE. MarcyniukRobert P. Shanncacappo
Elaine B. BeardyAlexandra FroeseJohn MarkertMonica Sharma
Frederic BedardKatrina FroeseLynda J. MarshallBob Shettler
Kenneth BehrensPhil FroeseDonna MartinMarianne Shultz
John BellVera FroeseKristen A. MartinRosalie Sigurdson
Michael BellDenis FunkMary MarzykAlma Simm
Dave BensonJohn GaeleJim MarzykCassie Sinclair
Mark BensonDiane GagnonNia M. MasseyRob Sinclair
Dean BerezanskiRobert GagnonBill MathesonMaritta Sinisalo
Gary R. BergDonna GamacheCheryl MathesonMelissa Sipinski
Luke BergLuc GamacheEric MathesonStuart Slattery
Susie BergenKen A. GardnerReid MathesonAlan Smith
Robert P. BergerDavid GarrodKurt MazurChris Smith
Stefanie BerghDiane GarrodAngela MccormickConnie Smith
Roger BinnePatricia GarrodDavid B. MccorquodaleJoanne D. Smith
James BjornsonMatthew GasnerKyle MccorristerThomas E. Smith
Randy BjornsonElizabeth C. GauthierLiam MccutchinThomas D. Smith
Ellen E BlainRussel GeorgeSharon MccutchinDale Sobkowich
Robert R. BlainMaha GhazalTatjana MccutchinTim Sopuck
Luc BlanchetteDaniel G. GiesbrechtLaurel McdonaldJanet Southern
Jason BlancoFran J. GiesbrechtAlexander P. McilraithJennifer Spallin
Hazel M. BlennerhassettLee GiesbrechtJohn McintyreAndrew P. Spence
Colin W. BlythRhonda GiesbrechtPatti McintyreBob Spencler
Scott BlythJohn A. GillisBrent D. MckayRoy St. Lawrence
Ron BodnerJ. Paul GoossenDarian A. MckayBrenda Standrick
Gail BodnerValorie GoossenSkyler J. T. MckayDiana S. Staniforth
Ron BoeseStan GrahamJim MckinleyRichard J. Staniforth
Ronna K. BoettcherPauline M. GrettumJim MckinnonEileen Stapleton
Rosely BoothGordon D. GrieefAndrea L. McleanSimon C. Starr
Christie BorkowskyJaye M. GrieefJanine McmanusLuke Stephenson
Chris BoumfordPaula GrieefArdythe McmasterDan Sterling
Ed BouvierLaura D. GroeningW. Charles McPhersonScott D. Stevens
Linda BoysNancy GroffDavid McPhersonGarry Stevenson
Carrie A. BradenNick GroverFrancine McPhersonLorraine C. Stevenson
Helen A. BradenJacquie GudzMichael M. MeliusCathy L. Stewart
David BradleyAmanda GuercioNatalka A. MelnyckyRosemarie Stewart
Heather BrandowMelanie GuigenoRay MéthotCraig Stewart
Leonard BraunLance J. K. GuilbaultMarilyn MeyerHeather M. Stewart
C-Jae BreiterVern GuttmanAlbert MickeyRobert Stewart
Nancy BremnerRandy GuyotBarbara MickeyDaniel Stirling
Helen R. BrightmanDavid W. HagborgMichelle A. MicoMeredith A. Stoesz
David BrittonCharles J. HagnerBrent E. MikeAlexander M. D. Stone
Al J. BrockmeyerSharon HallgrimsonBrooklyn L. MikeKayla D. Sutherland
Brant C. BroomeGreg HalstromAlex MillsVicki L. Sutherland
David R. W. BruinsmaJanet HalstromHeather MiltenburgAlanna C. Sutton
Neil BuchardMel R. HamJim MintyJo S. Swartz
Wilfred A. BuckCary HamelLaraine MitchellDennis Swayze
Garry BudykCheryl HarrisLorelie MitchellAbigail Symmes
Bill BuhlerHarry A. G. HarrisHans MohrChelsea Synychych
Richard BuistOwen HartAaron C. MooiBrian Taylor
Julia BurgerBraden C. HaslenRandall C. MooiEdith Sharon Taylor
Bob BurkardMarg HaugenMorley M. MoorePeter Taylor
Neil ButchardBev HawksworthC-Jae MordenRobert Taylor
Tim ByersDon HawksworthBarry MorrisonNatalie Tays
Richard W. CainT. R. HaywardKen MouldTim Teetaert
Derrick J. CampbellLinda HeamanSharon MouldRuby Tekauz
Glenn CampbellRalph HeamanLaurel L. MoultonDave L. Thiessen
Michelle L. CampeauKathy HedegardBob MunroHenry J. Thiessen
Brad L. CareyBrenda T. HemeryColin S. MurrayWilliam E. Thomas
Stacey CarnochanJoan L. HeshkaKathy MurrayDebbie Thompson
Tom CarrickLorne G. HeshkaKerry MuswagonPaul Thompson
Cindy Cartwright Jake HiebertGail NallyAmelia G. Thornhill
Norma CarsonRuth HiebertJason M. S. NaylorJoyce Tomchuk
Gary S. CasperChris HiggsDarrell J. NeufeldKris Torske
Dennis M. CauvinReid HildebrandtMyrtle R. NicholsLucie Toupin
Bonnie A. ChartierBonnie HillTrevor W. NicholsChristian Tremblay
Rhonda ChestnutHeather HinamRobert G. NickelK. Tuchscherer
Annette C. ChevalierLisa M. HolbertLindsay E. NicolleMike Tumber
Pat ChoquettteDavid HollandHenry P. NikkelAndrew R. Tyerman
Daniel J. ChranowskiGeorge E. HollandValerie C. NorquayDon J. Tyerman
Ward ChristiansonTamara HorechkoLeif R. E. NutbeanChristine Tymchak
Heather ChristieBeryl HorningTynan J. NutbeanKendra Tymtshen
Carla ChurchJean HortonJohn OatesVictor H. Valencia
Paul ClarkLeslie Houston-HenryGordon Dawson OgilviePiet Van Dijken
Redmond McV. ClarkeDrew HoysakStuart OikawaJosiah D. Van Egmond
Leon J. CleggEd HuismanMarika OlynykWilliam A. Van Egmond
Peter J. ClementsLinda HuismanJustin PailleJohn Van Houdt
Lindy L. ClubbAnjolene HuntJames F. ParkinsonIwan Van Veen
Colleen CobbeRicardo E.IbarraMarjorie V. ParsonsSteve Van Wilgenburg
Phoenix CochraneManitoba Chimney Swift InitativeRobert J. ParsonsLiis Veelma
Raiden S. CochraneJim IrwinGilbert PatenaudeMichael Veilleux
F. Lewis CocksRay IversonJean A. PatersonFrederik W. Veldink
Sandy CohenLouise JablonskiSharlene R. PatonKevin Visser
Jon ColeMarc H. JacksonScott PatrickTeresa L. B. Visser
Oscar Lathlin CollegiateCharles JakubekSusan PattersonKen Wainwright
Irving C CollinsKathy JakubekDean PeacheyJan Wainwright
Jan CollinsViera JakubekLinda PearnMarlene Waldron
Stantec ConsultingNorah L. JancikJeanette PeartCurtis Wall
Ian T. CookArno H. JansenCharlotte PedwellMelissa Wall
Anne CorkeryRuth JansenMorley PedwellBill Walley
Sue CosensWalfried JansenCarole A. PennerAdam Walleyn
Sandra CoteLars C. JanssonErin E. PenneyTom Wallrich
Andy CourcellesCrawford JenkinsDebbie PerkinsGene Walz
Sandra CourcellesRyon C. JohnstonJim PerkinsMary Wang
Andrew CouturierScott JohnstoneJames PetersenRalph Wang
Summer S. CrateHenry JonassonSean PetersonIan Ward
Barrie CreranBob JonesStephen PetersonAbigail M. Watkins
Vince CrichtonJo-Ann JonesBarb PettingerWilliam W. Watkins
Patricia A. CuddyRobert E. JonesRay PettingerAngele Watrin-Prodaehl
Jennifer CunninghamBrian JoyntMark PioreckyDoug Webber
Brian J. CurtisMichele M. KadingEmily PipherJohn Weier
Linda J. CurtisJake KalytaLynette PlettEsther Weiss
Calvin CuthbertLaura Kaner-IsaakKen PoitrasHarold Weiss
Bonnie A. DanardMike KarakasBarry PomeroyBrenda J. Werntz
Doug DanceGlen KarklinTimothy F. PooleJerry Weshnoweski
Dave DanielsPeggy KasubaIrene PorteousPeggy Westhorpe
Robert DanielsJoel KayerKen C. PorteousBuster Wetch
Larry DanielsonVince KeenanRyan PorteousMax Wheaton
Myra DanielsonAnthony C. KeeperFrank PouwRobert Wheeldon
Donna DanylukShawn G. KeithIlya PovalyaevTodd Whiklo
Edwin DaudrichRobert KellScott PoworoznykJames J. Whitelaw
Mae DavidsonTrinia KellDave PrescottDavid Wiebe
Jennie DaviesMiles KellerNadine PriceEmmy Wiebe
Andrew R. DavisStan KellyMarie PrillRon Wiebe
Bob DavisCharlie Dirk KeslerErin C. ProkopankoRose Wiebe
Helene DavisAlbert KeunigkLaurie ProkopankoJonathan Wiens
D. DawsonKaren E. Kilgour-KlannLawrence ProkopankoMariko Wiens
Adrian De GrootJudith KingSherry Punak-MurphyRenee Will
Larry De MarchKen KingdonMarilyn D. QuallyTom M. Will
Richard G. De MeyTim KinneyDavid RaittJonathan M. Willans
Ken D. De SmetBrian KissCristina L. RanellucciAngie C. Williams
Matt DedrickJanis KlapeckiKaren RasenbergKen A. Williams
Greg DejongRaymond D. KlassenMatt RatsonSteve Willim
Eric DemersKris KlemchukAmelia ReidBruce Wilson
Josh D. DewittScott KlemchukBlair D. ReidDon G. Wilson
Cheyrl DobellRudolf F. KoesJ. A. Keith ReidJan Wilson
Deanna DodgsonDavid KoonsJim ReimerScott Wilson
Donna L. DoellNicola KoperRoxie M. ReimerRick Wilson
Linda DorianVictor KowallVictor J. ReimerBrett Wlock
Mark DorresfieldPaul KrahnJennifer RentonAlex Wojcik
Peter DouglasDerek S. KroekerTami L. ReynoldsJessica Wood
Anita M. DrabykAlbert KuhnigkGillian RichardsBradley Woodworth
Lian DrabykCliff KuzioChrista RigneyAlan Wormington
Ron DrabykSylvie M. L.LabossièreTracey L. RimmerRobert M. Worona
W. Scott DrieschmanMarcel D. LacroixChris RisleyDavid Wright
Jessy B. DubnykLeone LanganAndrew RobertJeremy Wupori
Jack DuboisShirley A. LannooJoan F. RobinsonLeanne Wyvenberg
Ron DueckNicholas LaporteMadelyn RobinsonJulie Yatsko
Janet R. DugleJill LarkinAnna E. RockensteinYolanda E. Yobb
Brooke M. DuncanGeorgina LarsonLaura RogaskyMargaret Yorke
James R. DuncanRaymond LarsonVanya RohwerGraham Young
Daniel DupontLynne LatozkeJeremy D. RossReto Zach
Alvin P. DyckCory E. LaughlinLouise RossetColeen Zebeluk
Mike EgglestonChristian LavergneCody K. RoySamantha Zrobin
Lawrence W. EinarssonMartha LaverockJim RoyElm River Hutterite Colony
Diann ElliotWendy E. LawJon RuddySelkirk Bird Club
Judy ElliottAnnemarie M. LaymanDerek Russell
Kyle Elliott
 

Logistical Support

In addition to those who collected data, volunteers participated in numerous other ways including assisting in promotional activities, events and training workshops; transporting people and materials; lending canoes and other equipment; and serving as paddlers, guides, or bear guards on remote expeditions. We are indebted to those white-water guides and experts including Jack Dubois, Denis Funk, Diana Komejan, Ian Pineau, Luke Stephenson, Don Tyerman, and Rick Wilson; boat drivers including Kevin Ault and David Wright; pilots including Doug Webber and Vern Guttman; lodge owners and staff (see Sponsors section), and the outstanding contributions of many employees of Manitoba Sustainable Development, Parks Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, and the staff of the MV Namao and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, without whom many remote expeditions would have been impossible. We deeply thank the band councils and citizens of Animoziibing (Lake Manitoba), Azaadiwiziibing (Poplar River), Cankagha Otinta(Birdtail Sioux), Dahlu T’ua (Lac Brochet), Dibitineyaziibing (Rolling River), Gaa-biskigamaag (Swan Lake), Kinosawi Sipi (Norway House), Kisematawa (Shamattawa), Kistiganwacheeng (Garden Hill), Manto Sakikan (Gods Lake), Manto Sipi (Gods River), Memewiziibing (Berens River), Mishi-baawitigong (Little Grand Rapids), Miskoziibing (Bloodvein), Opaskwayak (OCN: Opaskwayak Cree Nation), Pimicikamak (Cross Lake), Tes-He-Olie Twe (Tadoule Lake), and Wewezhigaabawing (Waywayseecappo) for their generosity and support. Many others individuals also provided invaluable assistance and logistical support including Pierre Barnes, Ron and Lorna Coley, Derrick Hilliker, Guy and Alice Newman, Mike Reimer, and Charlie Schweder. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the late Kim Monson, who meticulously dried, prepared, wrapped, and packed food in barrels (in order of consumption) for many expeditions, always with a detailed menu and instructions, and always having carefully pre-counted calories and ensuring that any dietary restrictions of individual paddlers were met. The Kim Monson Bursary Fund was recently established to honour Kim’s outstanding legacy. Many of these individuals also contributed data and their names appear in the list of participants above.

Photographers

Individual photographers are credited below their photographs. Photos are copyright protected. Thank you to all the talented photographers who submitted photos to be considered for inclusion in this publication, as well as those who submitted photos for the atlas newsletter, presentations, workshops and other outreach and promotional activities. We especially thank Garry Budyk for his indefatigable efforts in compiling, selecting and photo editing for the species accounts.

We have made every effort to acknowledge and include the names of all contributors and project supporters. Please accept our sincere apologies for any errors or if any names have been inadvertently omitted, and notify us immediately at cartuso@bsc-eoc.org so that corrections can be made to the website and to other materials.

THANK YOU to all atlassers, funders, and supporters.
Especially, thank you to… YOU!
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