Quill Lakes International Bird Area

 


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Accommodation Details

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Guides/Itinerary Recommendations

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Travel Information

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  • North of Hwy 16
  • Three visitor centres (Wadena, Wynard, Foam Lake)

Getting There

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  • Ramsar Site (1971)
  • Saskatchewan Heritage Marsh
  • SK’s first Important Bird Area
  • Internationally Significant Western Hemisphere Reserve Network site
  • Consists of three large lakes, Big Quill Lake, Mud Lake, and Little Quill Lake
  • Canada’s largest saltwater lake
  • Best access point is at the Wadena Wildlife Wetlands/Quill Lakes Interpretive Centre along Hwy 35
    • This includes over 5 miles of trails, a marsh boardwalk, canoe launch, and observation towers. Picnic and washroom facilities are located near the main entrance.
  • The Foam Lake Heritage Marsh also has hiking trails, lookout towers, a picnic area, and informational signage.

Contacts

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  • Wynard, Box 963, 306-554-2123, http://www.town.wynard.sk.ca
  • Wadena, Box 730, 306-338-2145, http://www.wadena.ca
  • Foam Lake, Box 57, 306-272-3359, http://www.sk.sympatico.ca/foamlake

Things to Do

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  • Local museums
  • 9 hole golf course

Links

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Target Birds

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  • Waterfowl (B)
  • Peregrine (Ro)
  • Virginia Rail (B)
  • Piping Plover (B)
  • Hudsonian Godwit (R)
  • Red Knot (R)
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper (R)
  • Least Sandpiper (B)
  • White-rumped Sandpiper (R)
  • Baird’s Sandpiper (R)
  • Stilt Sandpiper (R)
  • Red-necked Phalarope (B)