Chaplin Lake


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Accommodation Details

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  • Camping
  • Lone Eagle Motel 83 & Campground
    • 306-784-2223
    • 1 W Hwy, Herbert
  • Besant Campground
    • 306-756-2700
    • 4 min E of Mortlach
  • Motel 9
    • 306-629-3383
    • 106 Main St, Morse
  • Chaplin Hotel Ltd
    • 306-395-2580
    • 3rd Ave, Central Butte
  • Pilgrim Inn Ltd
    • 1-877-355-5002
    • 12 min W of Moose Jaw

Guides/Itinerary Recommendations

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  • Chaplin Heritage Marsh, southeast of Chaplin, directions from Nature Center
  • Shamrock Regional Park
  • Reed Lake
  • Viewing Tower 2.4 km south of Morse
  • Walking trail through Morse
  • Tours available through the Nature Center from May-August
    • Binoculars and spotting scopes available for use
  • One of the best locations in the prairies for breeding and migrating shorebirds
  • Surrounding native grasslands provide ample opportunity to view grassland species, such as Chestnut-collared Longspur, Sprague’s Pipit, and Upland Sandpiper
  • One of the most important breeding sites for the endangered Piping Plover
  • Large saline lake

Travel Information

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  • Between Moose Jaw and Swift Current on Hwy 1 (1 ¾ from Regina)

Getting There

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  • FM station 103.9 – discusses interesting facts about the area and its shorebirds
  • Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network site

Contacts

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  • Morse Museum – 306-629-3230
  • Clem Millar – 306-395-2223

Things to Do

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  • Chaplin Nature Center, open from Victoria to Labour Day
  • Morse Museum
  • Bison tours
  • Golf
  • Nature Walks
  • Local museums at Herbert and Morse

Links

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Target Birds

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  • American Bittern (B)
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron (B)
  • White-faced Ibis (So)
  • Black-bellied Plover (R)
  • Semi-palmated Plover (B)
  • Piping Plover (B)
  • Black-necked Stilt (So)
  • Upland Sandpiper (B)
  • Hudsonian Godwit (R)
  • Sanderling (R)
  • White-rumped Sandpiper (R)
  • Red-necked Phalarope (B)
  • Bonaparte’s Gull (B)
  • Caspian Tern (B)
  • Sprague’s Pipit (B)
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur (B)
  • Grasshopper Sparrow (B)
  • Baird’s Sparrow (B)
  • Le Conte’s Sparrow (B)
  • Nelson’s Sparrow (B)