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.

May Bird Count – May 30

We invite experienced birders who are healthy and not in quarantine to participate in the May Bird Count on Saturday, May 30. In order to follow COVID safe self-isolation steps, we plan to assign different birding sectors (or sub-sectors) to each individual or family so that they can participate on their own without any in-person contact with other participants. Birding Teams and car sharing outside family groups are not consistent with current public health recommendations.

If you wish to participate, please email and indicate your full name(s); phone number and email address. Please also indicate what hours you plan to participate, your preference (if any) for a rural or urban sector and whether you will have access to a car or wish to participate on foot near your residence.

John Patterson will be compiling the count. If you have questions, please phone Stan Shadick at 306-652-5975.

Brown Thrasher by Trent Watts

Field Trip changes due to Covid19

Except for the May 30 Bird Count, all other Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips including those within the city will be cancelled during May 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns.  The Golden Eagles will be cancelling their May field trips.  The programming for the Young Naturalists will also be cancelled for May.

Where to Look for Bluebirds

Although the annual Saskatoon Nature Society Bluebird trip was cancelled due to COVID-19, you may still follow proper self-isolation and drive yourself out to look for some yourself.

The red lines on the map illustrate the road network roughly 3 miles (5 km) north of Langham and up to 2 miles (3 km) east where John Patterson observed 13 Mountain Bluebirds along the fence lines on March 29. Other species observed in the area were Northern Shrike, Horned Lark, Northern Harrier, Snow Bunting, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Gray Partridge, Canada Goose, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow and Common Raven.

Where to Look for Bluebirds north of Langham
Roads marked in red
Mountain Bluebird 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

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