Bird Song Identification Outdoor Workshops – 4 special sessions ♿


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 Workshops
Ovenbird singing - by May Haga

Join in our spring series of Bird Song ID workshops designed to improve your skills at identification of common bird songs in the prairie provinces. Our workshops are arranged by habitat. Each one will focus on a small group of songbirds found in a given habitat at a particular time of year. Tips will be given for properly using the Merlin Song ID feature.

The Bird Song ID outdoor sessions will involve a 1.5-hour walk in a habitat where many of the target species might be singing. Note that the date for some outdoor sessions might need to be changed due to stormy weather or other reasons.

This Bird Song ID workshop series also makes a great Mother's Day gift,  Father's Day gift, Birthday gift,  anniversary gift or graduation gift for the birding enthusiast in your family.

♿ Many of the outdoor sessions are wheel-chair accessible.

Workshop Fee: CAD $45 per person for each bird song ID workshop or CAD $145 per person for entire series of 4  (a savings of $45).

Tax Receipts

TAX RECEIPT: A tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee will be issued to the person paying for the tour providing you pay LSWR directly via e-transfer. No tax receipt for payments via Eventbrite.




Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be given if cancelled before May 1, 2023. No refunds after that date.
Registration: Complete and submit the form below or Email or phone 306-652-5975 and provide your email address and phone number. Payment may be made by e-transfer payable to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation and emailed to
Persons attending from a different computer should register separately.
Use landline if you don't have a cell phone.
Payment using E-transfer payable to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation may be e-mailed to
Smoking is allowed only inside your own personal vehicle. No smoking is permitted outside during optional field trips.
If requested, registrants will be given links to workshop recordings.

If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, then please email: or phone 306-652-5975.

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
Saskatoon, SK

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
Saskatoon SK

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
Saskatoon, SK

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.


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