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.

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 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 18, 2021 in your yard or neighbourhood. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

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 LeeAnn Latremouille and the results will be compiled by John Patterson.

To register for this count or if you have questions about this count, please complete the form below. Otherwise, phone text or phone LeeAnn at 306-880-9027 (cell) or email leeanlatre@gmail.com

Instructions and Count Forms will be emailed to you.
Snowy Owl
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com
Bird Count Survey Area

Qu’Appelle Dam – Elbow Christmas Bird Count

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 9 AM – 5 PM


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 (www.naturesask.ca), 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 saskatoonnature.org 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: godmee@sasktel.net

Sharp-tailed Grouse
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com
Bird Count Survey Area

Saskatoon Christmas Bird Count

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 9 AM – 5 PM


Watch birds in your yard or neighbourhoof 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 27 in your yard or neighbourhood. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

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

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.

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

Instructions and Count Forms will be emailed to you.
Blue Jay
by Nick Saunders
nicksaundersnature.com
Bird Count Survey Area

Pike Lake – Whitecap Christmas Bird Count

Monday, January 3, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


You are invited to participate in the annual Pike Lake – Whitecap Christmas Bird Count. Everyone is welcome.

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 3, 2022 in your yard. Only list birds you can identify. After registering, you will be given instructions for submitting your observations.

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.

To register for this count, please complete and submit the form below. If you have questions about this count, please phone Donna Bruce at 306-956-3437 or email donna.bruce@sasktel.net

Instructions and Count Forms will be emailed to you.
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 2021 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 newsletter sent to members.

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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Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9

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