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Fall Bird Count

Fall Bird Count

Saturday, September 11
Any Time

Registration Deadline: September 10

Citizen Science Volunteers Needed!

This citizen science event is organized by the
Saskatoon Nature Society.

Participants are needed to help survey the bird populations in the city and surrounding natural regions during the peak of fall migration. For this count, the rural area includes the area SE of the city that is east of the river and south of highway 5 including areas near Dundurn, Hanley, Clavet, Bradwell and Allan. The data provided by these annual bird counts helps detect changes in bird populations.

New participants are welcome and will be assigned to an experienced team leader or you may choose to just report birds seen on their property. Duration of count varies for different teams. You may participate all day or just during any part of the day. For covid safety reasons, we will not be encouraging car pooling this year.

To register, please provide your name, address or rural location, phone numbers and availability times in an email to trips@saskatoonnature.org.

Go to https://saskatoonnature.org/ 
for more information about this and other Saskatoon Nature Society events.

Data from previous counts was used in the writing of

Birds of the Saskatoon Area.

This book may be purchased online at 

Fall Bird Count Area

Nature Notes

‘Nature Notes’ is a feature article published monthly in the Bridges magazine. The latest edition will be available to read on the SNS website. You can also download a pdf of previous editions.
Check it out under the ‘Printed Resources’ menu.

Photo by Trent Watts

Beginner Bird ID Workshop



Join Birds Canada’s Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator LeeAnn Latremouille for an online Beginner Bird ID workshop.

Aimed at beginners, the hour-long workshop will cover the basic tools used in bird watching, the fundamentals of bird identification, and an overview of some of the major groups of birds found in Saskatchewan and the Canadian Prairies.

Click this link for workshop video.

Keep an eye out on the SK Breeding Bird Atlas Facebook page and on our Upcoming Events page for other workshops in the future and for other online events. We are looking into making recordings of the workshops available online, so stay tuned for that.

Monthly Program

Due to the Covid19 situation monthly meetings have changed to a virtual platform for the 2020 – 2021 season. If you want to participate please be sure your membership is up to date.

Listen, learn and share ideas with people who are passionate about our natural world.

MORE INFORMATION

Monthly Meetings

Since the University of Saskatchewan remains closed to the public and with ongoing public health concerns, we will no longer be having live in-person general meetings but will move online to virtual presentations. These meetings will still include announcements from the president. If anyone has an announcement or notice, please contact the president at least 2 days before the scheduled general meeting, which is often the third Thursday of the month. For security purposes and ease of distribution, we will be sending the Zoom information for our general meetings to current members (who have registered an email) only. Please remind previous members to renew their membership and encourage new interested members to join us on this year’s learning experiences. We also continue to have field trips available to members only and by contacting the respective leaders.

What else can I do

Other Activities

Fall Bird Count

Fall Bird Count

Saturday, September 11Any Time Registration Deadline: September 10 Citizen Science Volunteers Needed! This citizen science event is organized by the Saskatoon Nature Society. Participants are needed to help survey the bird populations in the city and surrounding...

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May Bird Count – May 29

We invite experienced birders who are healthy and not in quarantine to participate in the May Bird Count on Saturday, May 29. In order to follow COVID safe self-isolation steps, we plan to assign different birding sectors (or sub-sectors) to each individual or family...

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Field Trip changes due to Covid19

The Saskatoon Nature Society is offering a variety of field trips during 2021 with strict covid rules in place. Due to the covid limit on number of participants, field trips are only open to current Saskatoon Nature Society members. Details are in the newsletter sent...

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Beginner Bird ID Workshop

Join Birds Canada’s Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator LeeAnn Latremouille for an online Beginner Bird ID workshop. Aimed at beginners, the hour-long workshop will cover the basic tools used in bird watching, the fundamentals of bird identification, and an...

read more

Saskatoon Young Naturalists

Young Naturalist Program Update: (September 22, 2021) Welcome to Fall 2021.  COVID-19 is still with us, and this will mean some adjustments to the Young Naturalists programming.  Indoor programs are still tentative until December 2021.  Most outdoor programming will...

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Printed Resources

Saskatoon Nature Society produces a number of publicatons which can be viewed by clicking below.

Field Trips

Everyone is welcome to attend field trips. Lots of information is available by clicking below.

Become a member

Membership in the Saskatoon Nature Society costs $20 per year. Donations to SNS qualify for a tax receipt.

Explore

Explore Saskatoon

Find a ‘Nature Hot Spot’ in Saskatoon.

HOT SPOTS

Saskatoon has many public parks and a whole river valley to explore. Many bird species, animals, plants and other wildlife can be found right in our city.

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Saskatoon Nature Society

Connecting People and Nature

Saskatoon Nature Society
Box 27013 Grosvenor Park
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9

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president@saskatoonnature.org

Saskatoon Nature Society
Box 27013 Grosvenor Park
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9