Shorebird Tour with Chaplin Nature Centre
June 1st, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Chaplin Nature Centre (Swift Current/Regina), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring
The Chaplin Nature Centre is a world-renowned interpretive facility that is dedicated to the protection of critical shorebird habitat and migratory shorebirds. As part of the Chaplin Nature Centre’s 22nd Annual Shorebird Festival and Fundraiser, join us as we survey the area for birds of all kind to help contribute to international population trend data, which also serves as important data for NCC’s property management plans for properties in the area.
If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. Happy travels!
Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.
The Chaplin Nature Centre is a world-renowned interpretive shorebird facility located approximately 150 km west of Regina, in the Missouri Coteau. The Missouri Coteau is a North American glacial moraine of roughly 17 million acres. Of this, about 6 million acres are located in Saskatchewan. The area is characterized by large tracts of native prairie and high density potholes and lakes and is vital for breeding waterfowl and shorebirds.What you will be doing
You be join NCC and Chaplin Nature Centre staff to conduct bird surveys, with a focus on shorebirds. No birding experience necessary, everyone is welcome to come out and learn some bird ID!Why you will love it
The Chaplin Lake area is recognized as an Important Bird Area. Collectively, they are recognized as being of hemispheric importance for migratory shorebirds; one of only three areas in Canada with this designation. Hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop at these sites every year as they migrate north to their Arctic nesting grounds! Come experience this beautiful, unique property for yourself and contribute to bird census data.Questions?
Contact Kayla Burak: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washrooms are available at the Chaplin Nature Centre to use before and after the tour, but will not be available throughout the rest of the tour. Please come prepared to spend six hours on the survey.
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
- Closed-toe Shoes
- Camera (optional)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reusable water bottle
- Any necessary medications