Live From Churchill: Daily Report on the Polar Bears! Oct. 20

Steve Selden October 20, 2009 0

This is the first in a series of daily blogs from guide Steve Selden in our Churchill, Manitoba office!  Churchill is renowned as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” and is the starting point for several of our most popular adventures.

A chill of just below freezing came from the north and flurries scattered across the tundra all day long. After unseasonably cold days at the outset of the season and welcomed warming over the previous few days, we now are feeling normal Arctic cooling for this time of year.

Polar Bear Looking Into Buggy

Up close and personal! Photo: Steve Morello

Bears are moving over the land and heading in numbers from Wapusk National Park (WPN) into Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) where we saw plenty of them from our polar buggies and the famed Tundra Lodge. Today’s reports include sightings of bears upwards of 15 or more from one buggy, many congregating around Gordon Point along the coast. A great day at that hot-spot!

From our helicopters, today’s report is of guests seeing increasing numbers of bears at Cape Churchill, an annual mainstay and jumping off point onto the Bay as it freezes.  Moose and caribou were sighted as well from the air sprinkled in amongst the mothers and cubs down towards Broad River in WPN.

All in all a very good day of wildlife sightings!

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