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Birding by Ear
BIRD SONG ID WORKSHOPS ♿
Become a Better Birder
Expert birders identify most birds in any habitat using song identification. Some birds can only be safely identified by voice. You can learn to identify bird songs too!
Bird Song ID Outdoor Workshop Schedule - 2023
Bird Song ID Workshop 1. Marsh Birds
Donna Birkmaier Park: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Thursday, May 4, 2023
1015 Briarwood Park
Driving Directions: Go to Taylor Avenue and Slimmon Road
Target Species: Pied-billed, Horned, Red-necked and Eared Grebes; American Coot; Killdeer; Willet; Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs; Bonaparte’s, Franklin’s and Ring-billed Gulls; Black, Common and Forster’s Terns; Purple Martin; Tree and Barn Swallows; Song Sparrow; Red-winged and Yellow-headed Blackbirds; Common Yellowthroat.
♿ The park trails are wheel-chair accessible.
Bird Song ID Workshop 2. Coniferous Forest Birds
President Murray Park: 7:30 am – 9:00 am Wed May 10, 2023
1100 Colony Street
Meet at intersection of Colony Street and McKinnon Avenue.
Target Species: Merlin; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, White-winged and Red Crossbills; Dark-eyed Junco; Yellow-rumped Warbler.
♿ This outdoor workshop is wheel-chair accessible to those persons who may maneuver over the grass in this park.
Bird Song ID Workshop 3. Grassland and Wetland Birds
Northeast Swale: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Tue May 16, 2023
Range Rd 3050, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1L9
Target Species: Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Horned Grebe, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit, Willet, Franklin's Gull, Common Raven, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird.
♿?This outdoor workshop might be considered wheel-chair accessible only for those persons who can maneuver over rough bumpy grassy terrain in this park.
Bird Song ID Workshop 4. Elm Forest and Riverbank Songbirds
Cosmopolitan Park: 7:30 am – 9:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2023
831 Saskatchewan Crescent E
Target Species: Least and Alder Flycatchers; Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos; White-breasted Nuthatch; House Wren; Gray Catbird; Brown Thrasher; Cedar Waxwing; House Finch; American Goldfinch; Chipping Sparrow; Baltimore Oriole; Ovenbird; Tennessee, Yellow, Black-and-white and Blackpoll Warblers; American Redstart.
♿ The sidewalks and paved park trails are wheel-chair accessible with gentle slopes.
This Bird Song ID Workshop Series makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, Mother's Day gift, Father's Day gift, graduation gift, retirement gift or special gift for a birder, birdwatcher or anyone interested in nature.
Bird Song ID Workshop Leader: Stan Shadick. Click for more information about your workshop leader.
MAY BIRDWATCHING AND BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
- Blackstrap Lake Birding Tours (May - September)
Special Group Tour: May 26, 2023
- Custom Bird Photography Tour (May - September)
- Dancing Grouse Viewing Tour
- Eagle Creek and Hills Birding Tour (May - July)
- Grasslands National Park Tour (May 20 - 22, 2023)
- Prairie Lakes Birding Tours (May - September)
Special Group Tour: May 7, 2023
- Quill Lakes Birding Tours (May - September)
Special Group Tour: May 13, 2023
- Radisson Lake Birding Tour (May 6, 2023)
- Signs of Spring Birding Tour
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