Shorebird Tour with Chaplin Nature Centre

Event Details

June 1st, 2019, 8:00 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!

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About Chaplin Nature Centre (Swift Current/Regina)

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: kayla.burak@natureconservany.ca

Please Note

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.

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:

Clothes
  • Dress in layers
  • Hat
  • Closed-toe Shoes
Tools
  • Camera (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications