The 4th Annual Chaplin & Reed Lake Shorebird Survey seeks volunteers! Over 100,000 migratory shorebirds travel through the Chaplin Lake, SK area each spring, including up to half of the global population of Sanderling and important numbers of Stilt Sandpipers and Red-necked Phalaropes, along with many breeding American Avocets and Piping Plovers. Many shorebird species are experiencing population declines, and annual migration monitoring is a critical tool that can serve as an early warning sign of change and improve management and conservation of at risk bird species.
A Citizen Science project, in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, Environment Canada, and the Chaplin Nature Center, was initiated in 2014 to systematically count shorebirds at Chaplin and Reed Lakes during spring migration. We are seeking volunteer bird watchers who are able to contribute 1 day or more of their time to come out and count shorebirds at Chaplin this spring! Surveys are conducted weekly from Thursday to Sunday from May 1 to June 14 at marked sites on Chaplin and Reed Lake.
This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced birders and amateurs alike to contribute to a great cause and to experience one of the premier spots for observing shorebirds in the prairies. For more information and to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-629-3287, and check out our website at http://chaplinnature.wix.com/chaplinshorebird