Field Trips

All are welcome to participate in field trips. Invite your friends! Carpooling for out-of-town trips is arranged at the meeting place. There are no fees unless indicated; however, participants are expected to share gasoline costs and should make arrangements with the driver to do so. Phone the trip leader if you have any questions. Participants can return early if they wish. Members with CB or FRS radios should bring them on out-of-town trips. For information on city buses, phone 306-975-3100.

Shorebird Viewing Trip

Saturday, July 27


We plan to drive to areas where we suspect migrant shorebirds are found.

About July 25, check back here for trip details.
Don’t forget to refresh your browser to see the update.

Leaders: Stan Shadick
(306-652-5975) and Andrew Elgin.

Sanderling
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com

Douglas Park Dune Hike

Saturday, August 3, 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM


We plan to drive 145 km to Douglas Provincial Park and then hike the sand dune trail in search of wildflowers and birds.

Bring a hat, sunscreen and lots of water. Bring your lunch and a backpack to carry it on the 5 – 6.5 km roundtrip hike.

This event is a members-only event for current Saskatoon Nature Society members. 

Non-members are welcome to register after taking out a membership 
($20 single / $30 family) by clicking the link below.



If possible, please register for this trip below to be notified of any changes due to weather or other reasons.


Meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave.



Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 7:31 AM and arrives on Lorne Avenue
next to museum entrance about 7:55 AM.


Leader: Sara Bryson
(text: 306-261-6156)

Common Nighthawk
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com

Prairie Wildflower and Tree Hike

Wednesday, August 7
6:45 PM – 8:15 PM

Dress for the weather.

Meet at Nutana Pioneer Cemetery at Ruth St and St. Henry Avenue.


Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 6:31 PM and arrives at St Henry Avenue
and Ruth Street about 6:48 PM.


Leader: Sara Bryson
(text: 306-261-6156)

If possible, please register for trip in advance by clicking the link below.

Warbler Walk at Forestry Farm

Saturday, August 24
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM


We will walk through the Forestry Farm park looking for colourful migrant warblers.

Meet at NE corner of parking lot at Holy Family Cathedral on Forestry Farm Park Drive.



Leader: Guy Wapple
(phone 306-249-3280)

If possible, please register for this field trip by clicking the link below.



This destination is one of many wild areas described in our book:
Nature Viewing Sites In and Around Saskatoon.


Cape May Warbler
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com

Warbler Walk #2

Saturday, August 31

We may plan a second warbler walk within Saskatoon city limits.

About August 29, check back here for trip details.
Don’t forget to refresh your browser to see the update.

Bay-breasted Warbler
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com

Fall Bird Count

Saturday, September 7
Any Time

Registration Deadline: September 5

Citizen Science Volunteers Needed!

This citizen science event is organized by the
Saskatoon Nature Society.

Participants are needed to help survey the bird populations in the city and surrounding natural regions during the peak of fall migration. The data provided by these annual bird counts helps detect changes in bird populations.

New participants are welcome and will be assigned to an experienced team leader. Duration of count varies for different teams. You may participate all day or just during any part of the day.

To register, please provide your name, address, phone numbers and availability times in an email to trips@saskatoonnature.org.

Go to https://saskatoonnature.org/ 
for more information about this and other Saskatoon Nature Society events.

Data from previous counts was used in the writing of

Birds of the Saskatoon Area.

This book may be purchased online at 

Fall Picnic at Gabriel Dumont Park

Wednesday, September 11
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Bring your own food. Afterwards, we will go on a short hike looking for birds.

Meet at Gabriel Dumont Park.


Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 5:01 PM and arrives at Taylor Street and
Herman Avenue about 5:14 PM. Walk north along Saskatchewan Crescent to the park.


Gabriel Dumont Park is described on page 68 of our book,
Nature Viewing Sites In and Around Saskatoon

Goose and Crane Trip to Outlook Area

Saturday, September 21
1:45 PM – 9:30 PM

Free Event for Saskatoon Nature Society members.

Non-members are welcome to register after purchasing Saskatoon Nature Society membership
($20 single / $30 family).

We will drive about 125 km to the Outlook area to look for large flocks of sandhill cranes, several species of geese. We will learn about local history and explore the riverbank where indigenous travois trails exist.

Dress for the weather and bring a picnic supper.

Meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave. We plan to form car pools with participants sharing gas costs.


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Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 1:01 PM and arrives on Lorne Avenue next to museum entrance about 1:25 PM.

Leader: Marten Stoffel (text: 306-230-9291).

Sandhill Cranes
by May Haga

Golden Eagles

Get information about this active sub-group of the SNS.

Young Naturalists

Nature activity for 5 – 11 year olds.

Plant and Animal Checklists

Download checklists here.

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Box 448, RPO University
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8

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Box 448, RPO University
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8