Kimiwan Lake Naturalists
McLennan, Alberta T0H 2L0
Kimiwan Lake, located at McLennan, Alberta, Canada is an internationally recognized wetland which has tremendous wildlife values, particularly for waterfowl and shorebirds.
The importance of the lake is recognized by several designations including: Globally Significant Important Bird Area, candidate provincial Natural Area, Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the most northern site in Alberta nominated under the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
The Kimiwan Lake Naturalists
The Kimiwan Lake Naturalists are a not-for-profit society (# 503224875) which strives to maintain the multiple values of Kimiwan Lake through education and interpretation, research and habitat enhancement activities. The Society operates an Interpretive Centre and extensive Birdwalk, located on the south shore of the lake.
The Interpretive Centre is fully operational and staffed with interpreters from May until September. Since 1993, the Interpretive Centre has received over 30,000 visitors! Activities which will benefit children are a high priority for us.
Our logo; the American Avocet
The American Avocet is a long-legged shorebird. It is characterized by a long, thin bill that curves upward. In the female avocet, the bill curves up a little bit more. This shorebird has a distinctive black and white striped pattern on its back and sides. During the breeding season, the head and neck are a pinkish-tan and during the winter they are a greyish-white color. The avocet also has bluish-grey legs and feet; thus its colloquial name, "blue shanks."