Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagles is a sub-group of Saskatoon Nature Society. Most of us are ‘seniors’ but we invite anyone interested in birds and the many aspects of our natural, cultural and historic heritage to join our field trips. We meet each Thursday morning from April to October, and once a month from November to March. Participants should be members of the Saskatoon Nature Society and consider membership in Nature Saskatchewan, our provincial affiliate. Contact the trip leader for more information.

Bring lunch, drinks and chairs, unless otherwise noted. Members with CB or FRS radios should bring them on out-of-town trips.

Carpooling for out-of-town trips is usually arranged at the meeting place. Participants are expected to share gasoline costs and should make arrangements with the driver to do so. Unless indicated, there is no other charge. However, if a trip involves a guided tour of a facility, participants may be asked to make a donation to the facility.

Participants can depart early, if they wish. Phone the trip leader if you have any questions. Dress for the weather.

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

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

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

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.

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 overpass, turn left at the first grid road (380) and drive 1 mile west.

Vesper Sparrow. Photo by Trent Watts.

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: Stan Shadick (306-652-5975).

Palm Warbler. Photo by Trent Watts.

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,

Chappell Marsh and Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Thursday, June 6, 8:00 AM

See Nature Viewing Sites p. 122. We’ll be looking at plants and birds.

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Picnic lunch on site. Bring your own chairs.

Leader: Marten Stoffel (306-934-3769).

Clay-colored Sparrow. Photo by Trent Watts.

NCC Acreage near Maymont

Thursday, June 20, 7:30 AM

We’ll access 350 acres of private property under a Nature Conservancy of Canada easement. It’s a combination of aspen parklands, wetlands, and valley slopes, with various wildflowers depending on moisture conditions.

Picnic lunch on the property.

Leader: Bob Armstrong (306-343-1269).

Three-flowered Avens. Photo by Trent Watts.

Mark Thompson Park and Pioneer Cemetery

Thursday, June 27, 8:30 AM

Jeff O’Brien, Saskatoon historian, will join us. See Nature Viewing Sites, p. 88.

Meet at Churchill Shopping Centre.

Lunch at Western Development Museum.

Leader: Joan Feather (306-653-3160).

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Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8

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