Shell Lake Christmas Bird Count

Event Details

December 18th, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Shell Lake (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring

Join us for NCC’s 2nd Annual Shell Lake Christmas Bird Count (CBC), just one of many that will be happening across North America this winter! Learn more about the CBC project here.

We will travel by vehicle throughout a portion of the count circle and record the birds that we see along the way. Saskatchewan CBC’s also document mammals, so we will record any mammals seen as well. For some extra fun bring along your skis or snowshoes to access some harder to reach spots! This is a great way to get outside this winter, have some fun and hopefully see new birds! Any level of bird identification skill is welcome.

If you are interested in carpooling (providing a ride or looking for a ride), please add your name to the list here!


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About Shell Lake (Saskatoon)

Shell Lake is a village located near Memorial Lake Regional Park: . The village is located in the east-central portion of the West Boreal Transition Natural Area.

What you will be doing

Participants will count and record each bird species observed throughout the day as well as their time spent counting and distance traveled. Each group will have a designated route to ensure no overlap in counts.

Why you will love it

You'll be joining tens of thousands of birders across North America in contributing to a 100+ year effort to collect consistent information on winter bird distribution. This information is also important for conservation strategies on the Shell Lake property. Not to mention spending a day watching birds, meeting new people and exploring!


Contact Kayla Burak:

Please Note

Bird observations can be collected anytime between midnight and 11:59 pm on the count day, and you may count for as long or as little as you wish! Any skill level of bird identification is welcome!

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
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:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Winter footwear
  • Binoculars (if you have them)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Water
  • Lunch