Don’t be Hawkward, Help us Find Hawks!

Event Details

May 3rd, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Avonlea, Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring

Come out and help us look for hawks! NCC is partnering with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment to help contribute to this Threatened bird’s population census.  The Ferruginous Hawk found on the Canadian grasslands have suffered a 64% decline in population from 1992 to 2005 due to the loss, degradation and fragmentation of its native grassland habitat. These surveys will contribute to the province-wide Ferruginous Hawk census which will help contribute to the conservation of this species.

Note: The survey window is now open! We will be conducting the surveys on May 3rd in Avonlea, and May 4th in Weyburn. Previous experience is not necessary!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to one of the two meeting locations with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

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About Avonlea

Avonlea is a beautiful Saskatchewan community located within 45 minutes from the capital city of Regina. Picturesquely nestled between the Avonlea Creek Valley and the Dirt Hills, in the heart of a rich agricultural trading area, Avonlea is a delightful and charming rural community.

What you will be doing

We will be conducting roadside surveys for Ferruginous Hawk adults and their nests in predetermined blocks.

Why you will love it

Don't miss this chance to see Saskatchewan's largest hawk and help contribute to its' conservation!


Contact Kayla Burak:

Please Note

Participants will meet NCC staff at one of two pre-determined spots. When registering, please state if you prefer to meet at Avonlea or Weyburn. Carpooling can be arranged to those two locations. After reviewing survey protocol, participants will split up with NCC staff to conduct the surveys. Previous experience is not necessary!

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
We need you to bring some tools
Water and snacks will be provided

NCC would like to thank the partners organizing this project: Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment, Nature Saskatchewan, and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Dress in layers
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Spotting Scope (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Any necessary medication