With over 350 species to be observed, birdwatching in Saskatchewan is a year-round activity. However, the fall and spring migration seasons present fantastic opportunities for viewing as species both rare and plentiful cross the Land of Living Skies.
The Saskatchewan Birding Trail Experience is a brochure that provides excellent information on Saskatchewan’s many prime birding areas. The brochure provides detailed birding information for 21 areas around the province, including typical species and prime viewing locations. It also provides tips on other local activities and amenities, so you can turn your birding adventure into a full vacation experience.
The prime viewing season for flocks on their winter trek southward begins around mid-September. With some planning and a little luck, you may be able to experience the thrill of sighting endangered species such as Piping Plovers, Sage Grouse, Burrowing Owls or even a Whooping Crane. On their way southward, seemingly endless flocks of Canada and Snow Geese fill the sky in immense shifting formations.