Watch birds in your yard or join a team surveying winter bird populations in the Elbow – Douglas Provincial Park region.

You are invited to participate in the annual Qu’Appelle Dam – Elbow 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 (, an organization of people interested in observing and protecting nature in Saskatchewan.

Option 1: Feeder watchers. If you live within the circle shown in the image, you may keep a list of birds seen on December 19, 2021 in your yard. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

Option 2: Bird Count Team Participants. You may join a team of other birdwatchers who will survey a district within the count circle. Novice birders are welcome. Each team will be led by an experienced birder.

To register for this count, please complete and submit the form below or phone Bob Godwin at 306-343-8590.

Instructions and Count Forms will be emailed to you.
Enter your home phone if you prefer.

This count is organized by members of the Saskatoon Nature Society. Check out for information about their birding trips and speakers at their meetings. This count is organized and compiled by Bob Godwin.

If you have questions about this count, phone Bob at 306-343-8590 or email:

Sharp-tailed Grouse
by Nick Saunders
Bird Count Survey Area