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Birding by Ear Workshop Series

This free series of 2 workshops will focus on learning how to identify the songs and calls of birds that breed in the Saskatoon area.

Bring your field guides.
Download the free Merlin bird app onto your smartphone.

Friday, May 3: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday, May 10: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Leaders: John Patterson (306-249-0468), Janine McManus,
LeeAnn Latremouille, and Stan Shadick (306-652-5975)

Location: Room 130 Physics Building.
(Check SNS website in case of room change)

This series is organized jointly by the Saskatoon Nature Society and by the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas project (

Monthly Program

Come to our monthly program. Listen, learn and meet people who are passionate about our natural world.


What else can I do

Other Activities

Bluebirds, Pike Lake Area

Thursday, April 18, 8:00 AM  We will check Christensen Road and Joe & Gayle Stookey’s acreage. Picnic lunch at Pike Lake.  Leader: Hilda Noton (306-374-0674).  Mountain Bluebird by May Haga

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Brightwater Marsh and Area

Thursday, April 25, 8:00 AM  Early spring migrants and waterfowl.Picnic lunch at Blackstrap. Leaders: Dave & Louise Cook (306-955-4764).  Ruddy Duck by Nick Saunders

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Porter Lake, Water and Marsh Birds

Thursday, May 2, 8:00 AM  Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre. Picnic lunch in the area.  Leader: John Patterson & Val Martz (306-249-0468).  American Avocet by Trent Watts

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Spring Shorebirds at Perdue

Thursday, May 9, 8:00 AM Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre. Picnic lunch at Perdue campground. Leader: Guy Wapple (306-249-3280). Dowitchers. Photo by Trent Watts.

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Spring Picnic at Stoffel Acreage

Thursday, May 16, 6 to 8 PM A barbecue will be set up. Bring your own picnic supper and lawn chair (if possible). We will walk the property in search of grassland birds. Driving directions: Drive north on Idylwyld and take Hwy 12 toward Martensville. After the Hwy 12...

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MVA Trail Bird Walk

7:00 AM - 9:30 AMSUNDAY, MAY 5SUNDAY, MAY 12SUNDAY, MAY 19SUNDAY, MAY 26 We plan to walk the Meewasin trail adjacent to the University of Saskatchewan campus and look for birds along the riverbank. Dress warmly. If possible, please register for each trip in advance....

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Warbler Walk on Meewasin Trail

Thursday, May 23, 8:00 AM Warbler walk at Factoria on Meewasin Trail in Silverwood Heights. See Nature Viewing Sites p. 64. Note: the trail has elevation changes. Meet at the southwest corner of Lawson Mall. Picnic lunch at Meewasin Park, Spadina Cres. East. Leader:...

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South Sask. Valley and St. Louis

Thursday, May 30, 7:30 AM South Saskatchewan Valley and Riverlot Orchards Winery and Bistro in St. Louis. More information to follow. Leaders: Bill & Audrey MacKenzie (306-373-2872). Riverlot Orchards Winery,

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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 Saskatoon

Find a ‘Nature Hot Spot’ in Saskatoon.


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.


Support Saskatoon Nature Society’s education and conservation programs through a donation.

Saskatoon Nature Society

Connecting People and Nature

Saskatoon Nature Society
Box 448, RPO University
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8

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Saskatoon Nature Society
Box 448, RPO University
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8