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.
Participants must follow social distancing at all times and wear masks when requested by the leader. There will be limited sharing of scopes or other equipment. Members who wish to participate in a particular field trip must contact the listed leader by phone or email as quickly as possible. Participants are free to depart early if they wish. Members with FRS radios should bring them on out of town trips. Bus Information: 306-975-3100. Many of our destinations are described in the 3rd edition of “A Guide to Nature Viewing Sites in and around Saskatoon” available by clicking HERE
The Saskatoon Nature Society is organizing the following Christmas Bird Counts in the Saskatoon area.
SAT. DEC. 16
Clark’s Crossing (Warman, Martensville, Osler, NE Swale).
SUN. DEC. 17
Qu’Appelle Dam (Elbow.)
TUE. DEC. 26
Saskatoon (city and south).
WED. DEC. 27
SAT. DEC. 30
Pike Lake – Chief Whitecap.
THU. DEC. 14 – Gardiner Dam
FRI. DEC. 15 – Harris
SAT. DEC. 16 – Biggar
Saturday, December 2, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
We will look for ducks, geese, gulls and eagles. Dress warmly and bring a lunch.
Meet by the grain elevator at the Western Development Museum parking lot on Lorne Ave.
Bus: Route 1 Exhibition departs downtown terminal at 8:31 AM and arrives on Lorne Avenue next to museum about 8:50 AM.
Leader: Robert Johanson (306-653-2610).
Saturday, January 6, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
We will walk through the former Sanatorium site portion of Holiday Park to look for winter songbirds. This park is one of five naturalized parks in the city which is managed to promote habitat for a diversity of wild birds and mammals. Meet at the south end of Avenue K, adjacent to Bowerman House. https://goo.gl/maps/wniy6XzhVkA2
Leader: Kerry Hjertaas (306-260-6602)
Bus: Route 9 Riversdale departs downtown terminal at 1:31 PM and arrives at Avenue K and Schuyler about 1:45 PM. Walk south one block along Avenue K. Guide to Nature Viewing Sites: Page 126.
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Saskatoon Nature Society
Connecting People and Nature
Saskatoon Nature Society
Box 27013 Grosvenor Park
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9