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.

Gardiner Dam Birding

Saturday, December 5,
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Members Only. Advance Registration Required.
We will drive to Gardiner Dam (roundtrip distance about 250 km) to look for waterfowl as well as eagles and other birds of prey. Dress warmly and bring a lunch.

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



Leader: Robert Johanson

To register: Email robert.johanson@usask.ca or phone 306-653-2610.

If you are not a member and wish to join the society, click here

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 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 19, 2020 in your yard or neighbourhood. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

To register for this count or if you have questions about this count, please text or phone Janine at 306-321-7858 (cell) or email janine.mcmanus@gmail.com

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 Janine McManus and the results will be compiled by John Patterson.

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

Saskatoon Boxing Day Bird Count

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 9 AM – 5 PM


Watch birds in your yard or neighbour 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 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.

To register for this event, please click the link below to go to our Eventbrite page and then click Register on that page.

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

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

Questions about this count – Phone Stan Shadick at 306-652-5975.

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

Pike Lake – Whitecap Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, January 2, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


You are invited to participate in the annual Pike Lake – Whitecap Christmas Bird Count. 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, 2021 in your yard. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

To register for this count or if you have questions about this count, please phone Donna Bruce at 306-956-3437 or email donna.bruce@sasktel.net


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.

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

Field Trip changes due to Covid19

The Saskatoon Nature Society is offering a variety of field trips during October and November 2020 with strict covid rules in place. Due to the covid limit on number of participants, field trips are only open to current Saskatoon Nature Society members. Details are in the October newsletter sent to members.

Waterfowl Viewing at a Nearby Lake

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Members Only Field Trip.
We will drive to a lake near the city to view flocks of
waterfowl.
Leader: John Patterson.
Members must register in advance: phone 306-371-9354 or email jrpatterson@shaw.ca

Barrow’s Goldeneye by May Haga

Birding at a City Park

Sunday, November 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Birding at a City Par
k

Members Only.
We will walk through a city park looking for kinglets, creepers and crossbills and other finches in the spruce trees.
Leaders:
Stan and Jan Shadick
Members must register in advance by emailing: trips@saskatoonnature.org

Brown Creeper by Nick Saunders

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 27013 Grosvenor Park
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9

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