Pelican Lake


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Accommodation Details

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  • Camping Besant Campground
    • 4 km east of Mortlach
  • Pilgrim Inn
    • 1-877-355-5002
    • 12 min west of Moose Jaw

Guides/Itinerary Recommendations

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  • Visitor Center in Besant Campground

Travel Information

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  • Hwy 1 between Chaplin and Moose Jaw (1 ½ hours from Regina)
  • Signs for Besant Campground, south of Pelican Lake
  • Designated as a globally significant Important Bird Area
  • As much as 10% of the Canadian Marbled Godwit population nests here
  • Thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds use this location during spring and fall migration, as well as for breeding.
  • Access via unmaintained roads from signs on Hwy 1
  • Access via road on east side of lake north until it ends

Getting There

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Contacts

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  • Bill Campbell (Besant Campground) – 306-756-2700 or (off season) 306-756-2774

Things to Do

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  • Besant Campground’s Fiddler’s Jamboree – 3rd weekend in July
  • Gospel Jamboree – 4th weekend in July

Links

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Target Birds

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  • Waterfowl (B)
  • Tundra Swan (B)
  • Common Merganser (B)
  • American White Pelican (B)
  • Black-bellied Plover (B)
  • Semi-palmated Plover (B)
  • Forster’s Tern (B)
  • Great Horned Owl (B)
  • Bank Swallow (B)
  • Cape May Warbler (B)
  • Magnolia Warbler (B)
  • Canada Warbler (B)
  • Yellow-breasted Chat (B)