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Gardiner Dam Birding

Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

We will drive to this site 100 km south of the city looking for ducks, geese, gulls and eagles. Dress warmly and bring a lunch.
Meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave. https://goo.gl/maps/MyshGfcWzey
No advance registration required.
Leader: Robert Johanson (306-653-2610).

Clark’s Crossing – Warman – Osler – Martensville Christmas Bird Count

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 9 AM – 5 PM


Watch birds in your yard or neighbourhood and help Saskatoon Nature Society survey winter bird populations in the Warman, Osler, Martensville and Northeast Swale regions.

You are invited to participate in the annual Clark’s Crossing – Warman – Osler – Martensville Christmas Bird Count. At this time every winter, birders across the world spend a day counting the wild birds in their neighbourhood. The results of these annual surveys help establish trends in bird populations. Such data are valuable for bird conservation initiatives. Results from this count will be printed in the Blue Jay magazine published by Nature Saskatchewan (www.naturesask.ca), an organization of people interested in observing and protecting nature in Saskatchewan.

If you live within the circle shown in the image, you may keep a list of birds seen on December 17, 2022 in your yard or neighbourhood. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

This count is organized by members of the Saskatoon Nature Society. Check out saskatoonnature.org for information about their birding trips and speakers at their meetings. This count is organized by LeeAnn Latremouille and the results will be compiled by John Patterson.

To register for this count or if you have questions about this count, please complete the form below. Otherwise, text or phone LeeAnn at 306-880-9027 (cell) or email leeannlatre@gmail.com

Instructions and Count Forms will be emailed to you.

If you do not get a reply, please phone 306-880-9027. (The form may not be sending from some computers.)

Snowy Owl
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com
Bird Count Survey Area

Saskatoon Christmas Bird Count

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 9 AM – 5 PM


Watch birds in your yard or neighbourhoof to help Saskatoon Nature Society survey the winter bird populations in the Saskatoon, Grasswood, Beaver Creek and Moon Lake regions.

You are invited to participate in the annual 2022 Saskatoon Boxing Day Bird Count. At this time every winter, birders across the world spend a day counting the wild birds in their neighbourhood. The results of these annual surveys help establish trends in bird populations. Such data are valuable for bird conservation initiatives.

Results from this count will be printed in the Blue Jay magazine published by Nature Saskatchewan (www.naturesask.ca), an organization of people interested in observing and protecting nature in Saskatchewan.

Birders who live within the circle shown in the image may keep a list of birds seen on December 26 in your yard or neighbourhood. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

This count is organized by members of the Saskatoon Nature Society. The results will be compiled by John Patterson.

To register for this event, please complete and submit the form below.

Please answer all questions on the registration form. We need this information to contact you with proper count forms and any other information.

Questions about this count – Contact Bob Godwin preferably at godmee@sasktel.net or phone 306-343-8590.

Instructions and Count Forms will be emailed to you.

Blue Jay
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com
Bird Count Survey Area

Pike Lake – Whitecap Christmas Bird Count

Monday, January 2, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


You are invited to participate in the annual Pike Lake – Whitecap Christmas Bird Count. Everyone is welcome.

Every winter, birders across the world spend a day counting the wild birds in their neighbourhood. The results of these annual surveys help establish trends in bird populations. Such data are valuable for bird conservation initiatives. Results from this count will be printed in the Blue Jay magazine published by Nature Saskatchewan (www.naturesask.ca). Nature Saskatchewan is an organization of people interested in observing and protecting nature in Saskatchewan.

If you live within the circle shown in the image, keep a list of birds seen on January 2, 2023 in your yard. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

This count is organized by members of the Saskatoon Nature Society. Check out saskatoonnature.org for information about their birding trips and speakers at their meetings. Count results are compiled by John Patterson.

To register for this count, please complete and submit the form below. If you have questions about this count, please phone Donna Bruce at 306-956-3437 or email donna.bruce@sasktel.net

Instructions and Count Forms will be emailed to you.

If you do not get a reply within 24 hours, please phone 306-956-3437.

White-breasted Nuthatch
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com
Bird Count Survey Area
Nature Notes Update

Nature Notes Update

In case you didn’t notice there is a new edition of Nature Notes for your reading pleasure.

Check it out HERE

Kids in Nature Grant

January 15, 2023 Deadline

The Saskatoon Nature Society aims to strengthen and encourage initiatives that connect youth in the Saskatoon area with nature. Each year we will accept proposals from educational institutes, community associations, First Nations and Metis, and registered charities in the Saskatoon area to fund projects that target children or youth up to and including 18 years of age. Priority will be given to projects with a focus on local natural history. Please note that gardening projects that do not focus on local natural history will not be considered. The total funding available is approximately $2000.00. This amount may go to one applicant or may be divided among several applicants.

Grant application available HERE.

The Saskatoon Nature Society and the Nature Conservancy of Canada have joined together to manage a property near Asquith, Saskatchewan. SaskTel’s MaxTV has produced a video to showcase this beautiful area.

Click here for the video.

Monthly Program

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.

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Monthly Meetings

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

Gardiner Dam Birding

Saturday, December 3, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM We will drive to this site 100 km south of the city looking for ducks, geese, gulls and eagles. Dress warmly and bring a lunch. Meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave....

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Saskatoon Christmas Bird Count

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 9 AM - 5 PM Watch birds in your yard or neighbourhoof to help Saskatoon Nature Society survey the winter bird populations in the Saskatoon, Grasswood, Beaver Creek and Moon Lake regions. You are invited to participate in the annual 2022 Saskatoon...

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Pike Lake – Whitecap Christmas Bird Count

Monday, January 2, 20239:00 AM - 4:00 PM You are invited to participate in the annual Pike Lake - Whitecap Christmas Bird Count. Everyone is welcome. Every winter, birders across the world spend a day counting the wild birds in their neighbourhood. The results of...

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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...

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Saskatoon Young Naturalists

UPDATED NOVEMBER 25, 2022 Welcome to the Saskatoon Young Naturalists. 2022 is our 54th year of hands-on conservation education. The Young Naturalists program is a collection of nature-based activities designed for kids aged 5 to 11 years and their families. To...

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Printed Resources

Saskatoon Nature Society produces a number of publications 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.

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

Saskatoon Nature Society

Connecting People and Nature

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

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Contact Us

president@saskatoonnature.org

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