Regina Beach West Trail – September 9, 2017

On the morning of Saturday, September 9th 2017, Dan Sawatzky led 15 people to walk the Regina Beach West trail on a rather windy, and hot day. The trail is sheltered from not only the southern sun at this time, but also from the southern wind that day.

By the time we had lunch on the beach near the Little Arm River estuary, it was about 28 degrees. We did not see as many species as we did last year in October, but it was still a worthwhile jaunt of discovery. We were also joined by a photographer/film maker, who is doing a special project on field trips for Nature Saskatchewan promotional projects.

Report submitted by Ingrid Alesich

Please click on each photo for a larger view.
Species list:
Mallard 6
Western Grebe 20 
Double-crested Cormorant 1
American White Pelican 11
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Ferruginous Hawk 1
Sandhill Crane 27
Franklin’s Gull 70
Ring-billed Gull 5
Common Tern 3
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Northern Flicker 2

Empidonax Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Black-billed Magpie 1
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
American Robin 3
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
White-throated Sparrow 6
House Sparrow 16 

Aside from birds, Hiro obtained a photo of a Muskrat as well!