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It's time for Christmas Bird Counts!

The are several bird counts being held throughout the province. Each count is led by an experienced birder so it is a great place to start if you are new to briding. Take a look!

 

  • December 14 - Clark’s Crossing, register with the Saskatoon Nature Society or call 647-390-6645
     
  • December 14 - Southwest Naturalists (Swift Current), (Message on Facebook to register)
  • December 14 - Craven (count area includes Lumsden). Please contact Chris Harris at 306-569-5300 or chrisgharris2013@gmail.com to RSVP or for details.
  • December 16 – Gardiner Dam (Danielson Provincial Park region), register with the Saskatoon Nature Society or call 306-249-3280
     
  • December 17 - Fort Qu'Appelle, call 306-332-3070 for more information.
  • December 21 – Saltcoats & area, call Arden & Donna Bradford at 306-774-7730 or Gerri & Ron Knudsen at 306-744-2969, rgknudsen@sasktel.net to register.
  • December 26 – Moose Jaw, call 306-690-6267 to register
  • December 28 – Regina - Unless you have received instructions otherwise, we’ll be meeting in front the Legislature by the statue of the Queen at 8:30 a.m. and will split into groups from there. Meet for lunch at 2617 Argyle for soup, cheeses, pickles, and pulled pork sandwiches before heading back out for the afternoon.

    Please Contact Brett Quiring at 306-551-8729 or bquiring@sasktel.net to RSVP or for more details.
  • January 4 – Balgonie (including White City and Pilot Butte)

    The Regina group will meet at the Royal Sask Museum parking lot at 8:30 a.m., and then drive to the count circle. Locals who live in the area can meet =at the Tim Hortons’ parking lot in White City. We should arrive at about 8:50, and then we will assign count areas from there. We will meet for lunch at The Ice House in Emerald Park at noon.

    Please Contact Brett Quiring at 306-551-8729 or bquiring@sasktel.net to RSVP, or for more details.
  • January 4 – Pike Lake/ Whitecap, register online or call 306-956-3437
     

Christmas Bird Counts for Kids
 

  • December 8, 2 pm – Yorkton – Ages 5-15 accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Tupper Avenue entrance to Logan Green. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress warmly.
  • January 2, 9:45 am-3 pm – Saskatoon – Saskatoon Nature Society and Saskatoon Zoo Society are hosting a Christmas Bird Count for Kids at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. There will be 20-30 minute bird walks at the top of each hour. Further information available online or call 306-370-8839.
  • January 4, 1-4 pm – Regina – Nature Saskatchewan is hosting a Christmas Bird Count for Kids at Wascana Park (2900 Wascana Dr.). Join us for bird walks throughout the park followed by hot chocolate and snacks. We will be treated to a visit from Loki the crow, courtesy of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation. Register early as spaces are limited  at306-780-9481 or rmagnus@naturesask.ca
     

*Thank you to EcoFriendly Sask for their help in compiling this list*

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