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Special Publications

Editor for Special Publications: Donna Bruce

Nature Saskatchewan is a niche publisher specializing in publications that inform, educate and celebrate Saskatchewan’s natural history and heritage. From our first special publication, A Guide to Saskatchewan Mammals (1958) to the present day, we have produced and sold thousands of copies of 41 special publications, most which would not have been considered by any other publisher. 

Our most successful release to date is Birds of Saskatchewan (2019), a compendium of all the bird species known to have occurred in the province, complemented by maps and over 1,000 colour photos. This publication marks the culmination of the Manley Callin Series, a series of eight publications about birds in regions of the province that includes Birds of Yorkton—Duck Mountain (2003), Birds of the Saskatoon Area (2002) and the very popular and now out-of-print Birds of the Elbow (1996). Manley Callin’s generous bequest to the society some years ago enabled us to produce Birds of Saskatchewan, and to donate copies to libraries and high schools in the province.

Another recent and very welcome addition to our list of publications is Backyard Bird Feeding: A Saskatchewan Guide (2021). In this bestselling publication, well-known writers and naturalists Trevor Herriot and Myrna Pearman provide a very complete and practical guide to the art and science of attracting and feeding birds, complemented by carefully selected colour photographs.

Through a co-publishing agreement with the Flora of Saskatchewan Association we are able to offer their excellent series of installments or fascicles of Flora of Saskatchewan that, to date, includes: Ferns and Fern Allies; Lilies, Irises and Orchids, Sedges (Carex); Grasses; Conifers and Catkin-Bearing Trees and Shrubs; and Rushes, Bulrushes and Pondweeds plus the remaining Monocots of Saskatchewan. Other special publications range from studies of species such as Dragonflies & Damselflies in the Hand (2011) and Prairie Phoenix (Lilium philadelphicum): The Red Lily in Saskatchewan (2005) to the celebration of places such as The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis (2007) and When the Ice Goes Out on Doré Lake (2016), an engaging account of three summers spent studying water birds on a boreal lake.

For pricing information or to purchase Nature Saskatchewan publications visit our online store or contact the Nature Saskatchewan office at 1-306-780-9273 or 1-800-667-4668. Recent publications may also be purchased through select retailers.

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Complete Listing of Special Publications

#1 -  A Guide to Saskatchewan Mammals. 1958. W. Harvey Beck. Out-of-Print.

#2 -  The Birds of the Saskatchewan River, Carlton to Cumberland. 1959. C. Stuart Houston and Maurice G. Street. Out-of-Print.

#3 - Blue Jay Index, 1942-1960 (Vols. 1 - 18). 1962. Joyce Deutscher.

#5 - Birds of the Lake Athabasca Region, Saskatchewan. 1963. Robert W. Nero. Out-of-Print.

#6 - Birds of Northeastern Saskatchewan. 1967. Robert W. Nero.

#7 - Birds of Moose Mountain, Saskatchewan. 1967. Robert W. Nero and M. Ross Lein. Out-of-Print.

#8 - Blue Jay Index, 1961 - 1969 (Vols. 19 - 27). 1975. Patricia O'Neil.

#9 - Birds of the Rosetown—Bigger District, Saskatchewan. 1975. Wayne E. Renaud and Don H. Renaud.

#10 - Birds of the Gainsborough—Lyleton Area, Saskatchewan-Manitoba. 1979. Richard W. Knapton. Out-of-Print.

#11 - Blue Jay Index, 1970 - 78 (Vols. 28-36). 1979. Douglas H. Bocking.

#12 - Birds of Regina, Revised Ed. (1st Ed. No. 3, 1961). 1980. Margaret Belcher.

#13 - Birds of the Qu'Appelle, 1857-1979. 1980. E. Manley Callin.

#14 - Saskatchewan Cougar — Elusive Cat. 1982. Tom White.

#15 - Birds of Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories. 1985. G.W. Scotter, L.N. Carbyn, W.P. Neily and J.D. Henry.

#16 - A Birdfinding Guide to the Regina Area. 1985. C.I.G. Adam, T.B. Riffel, R.A. Luterbach and R.H. Kreba.

#17 - Eskimo Curlew: A Vanishing Species? 1986. J.B. Gollop, TW. Barry and E.H. Iversen. Out-of-Print.

#18 -  Birds of East-Central Saskatchewan. 1992. Donald F. Hooper. Manley Callin Series No.1.

#19 - The Isabel Priestly Legacy: Saskatchewan Natural History Society, 1949-1990. 1996. Margaret Belcher.

#20 - Birds of the Besnard Lake Area, North-central Saskatchewan, 1968-1994. 1996. Jon M. Gerrard, Gary R. Bortolotti and Karen L. Wiebe. Manley Callin Series No. 2.

#21 -  Birds of the Elbow. 1996. J. Frank Roy. Manley Callin Series No. 3. Out-of-Print.

#22 - Atlas of Saskatchewan Birds. 1996. Alan R. Smith. Manley Callin Series No. 4.

#23 - Birds of the Saskatoon Area. 2002. Anna L. Leighton, Jim Hay, C. Stuart Houston, J. Frank Roy and Stan Shadick. Manley Callin Series No. 5.

#24 - Birds of Yorkton—Duck Mountain. 2003. C. Stuart Houston and William Anaka. Manley Callin Series No. 6.

#25 -  Prairie Phoenix (Lilium philadelphicum): The Red Lily in Saskatchewan. 2005. Bonnie J. Lawrence and Anna L. Leighton.

#26 - The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis. 2007. Rebecca L. Grambo and Branimir Gjetvaj.

#27 - Birds of Rosetown—Biggar. 2008. Robert D. Wapple and Wayne E. Renaud. Manley Callin Series No. 7.

#28 - At home on the Range: Living with Saskatchewan's Species at Risk. 2009. Sue Michalsky, Liz Saunders, Richard Quinlan, Paul Jones, Barry Adams and Kimberly Pearson.

#29 - Dragonflies & Damselflies in the Hand. 2011. G. Hutchings and D. Halstead.

#30 - Ferns & Fern Allies of Saskatchewan. 2011. Vernon L. Harms and Anna L. Leighton. Flora of Saskatchewan Fascicle 1.

#31 - Lilies, Irises & Orchids of Saskatchewan. 2011. Vernon L. Harms and Anna L. Leighton. Flora of Saskatchewan Fascicle 2.

#32 - Getting to Know Saskatchewan Lichens. 2011. Bernard de Vries.

#33 - Sedges (Carex) of Saskatchewan. 2012. Anna L. Leighton. Flora of Saskatchewan Fascicle 3.

#34 - Grasses of Saskatchewan. 2014. Anna L. Leighton and Vernon L. Harms. Flora of Saskatchewan Fascicle 4.

#35 - When the Ice Goes Out on Doré Lake. 2016. Thijs Kuiken.

#36 - Conifers and Catkin-Bearing Trees and Shrubs of Saskatchewan. 2016. George Argus, Vernon Harms, Anna Leighton and Mary Vetter. Flora of Saskatchewan Fascicle 5.

#37 - Rushes, Bulrushes and Pondweeds plus the remaining Monocots of Saskatchewan. 2018. Vernon L. Harms, Anna L. Leighton and Mary A. Vetter. Flora of Saskatchewan Fascicle 6.

#38 - Birds of Saskatchewan. 2019. Alan R. Smith, C. Stuart Houston and J. Frank Roy. Manley Callin Series No. 8.

#39 - Backyard Bird Feeding: A Saskatchewan Guide. 2021. Trevor Herriot and Myrna Pearman.

#40 - Conserving the Legacy: Wildlife Conservation in Saskatchewan 1905-2005. 2022. Wayne Pepper.

#41 - Trees Against the Wind: The Birth of the Prairie Shelterbelts. 2023. William R. Schroeder.