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The Saskatoon Nature Society has an extensive listing of bird counts going back many years. Go to the Index Page and follow the links to yearly reports.

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Check out these links to plant and animal checklists and download a PDF.

Saskatoon Area Birds - A Seasonal Checklist

This checklist contains 331 avian species reported in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan district to October 2018 (4 species are extirpated) and an additional 26 hypothetical species. The area covered extends from 51° 30’ to 52° 30’ in latitude and 106° 00’ to 107° 30’ in longitude. The checklist was primarily compiled from records published in Birds of the Saskatoon Area (2002) and is maintained by the records committee of the Saskatoon Nature Society.

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Field Checklist of Saskatchewan Birds

Nature Saskatchewan has published an updated checklist of Saskatchewan birds. The checklist includes 440 species of birds recorded in the province. There are 385 species that have been confirmed by a specimen, photograph or sound recording. Another 55 hypothetical species, lacking similar evidence, are listed separately. The checklist is available for download as a pdf file from the Nature Saskatchewan web site.

Saskatoon Area Butterflies - Updated for 2020

This checklist was compiled by Craig Salisbury, Anna Leighton and Mike Gollop, and contains 82 species of butterflies known to be present in the Saskatoon Birding Area (see Saskatoon Area Birds – A Seasonal Checklist map for area boundaries). Common and scientific names are provided for each species, along with the ‘banding’ code, flight period and abundance. The information provided in this checklist was extracted from Saskatchewan Butterflies – An Annotated Field Checklist (1999) by Bernie Gollop and Ron Hooper, Saskatchewan Butterflies (1998-2003), compiled by Anna Leighton, and from the field notes of local butterfly enthusiasts.

Checklist of Understory and Bog Plants of the Southern Nisbet Forest

This useful list of the plants of the southern Nisbet forest does not pretend to be a complete one, but will give you a good cross section of the plants you can find in that area.

EcoBlitz Report

In May of 2011, the Meewasin Valley Authority hosted a two-day EcoBlitz, an intensive inventory of living things on the site. The EcoBlitz also provided an educational experience and demonstrated opportunities for quality on-location teaching and learning. The final report from the 2011 NE Swale EcoBlitz is now available for download

Checklist of Dragonflies and Damselflies in the Saskatoon Area

A checklist of 51 dragonflies and damselflies found in the Saskatoon Birding Area was prepared by Craig Salisbury and Lorne Duczek, with the goal of encouraging local naturalists to add the study and enjoyment of the insect order Odonata to the scope of their wildlife interests. See map in the Saskatoon Area Birds – A Seasonal Checklist map for boundaries (a link to this document is listed above).

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Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9

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