An early Easter

March 20 World Sparrow Day brings us back to the Winter Staycation challenges. For World Sparrow Day, keep your iNaturalist fingers ready, and also report your sparrow sightings on eBird. These are both excellent smart phone apps which you can also access from your home computer. Taking the time to make contributions helps the greater science community world wide.

Check out the iNaturalist.pdf pamphlet! 

Easter is April 4 in 2021 , which means this is when the crocus, or Easter Pasque flower will make its appearance. This will also mean that the spring phenology is also early this year. So keep an eye peeled for our spring migratory birds.

The house sparrow can be seen year round in the afforestation areas. There are a number of other sparrows in these green space parks such as

Grasshopper Sparrow a very rare species spotted at the end of June
Chipping Sparrow seen May to October
Clay-colored Sparrow seen May to October
Lark Sparrow spotted in June
American Tree Sparrow migratory sparrow making apperances in the spring months of April-May and October
White-crowned Sparrow migratory sparrow making apperances in the spring months of May and September – October
Harris’s Sparrow migratory sparrow making apperances in the spring months of May and September – October
White-throated Sparrow migratory sparrow making apperances in the spring months of May and September – October
Vesper Sparrow Seen April to September
LeConte’s Sparrow seen only between May to August
Nelson’s Sparrow seen between June to August
Savannah Sparrow seen May to September
Song Sparrow may make an appearance April to October
Lincoln’s Sparrow has only been seen in May to date
Swamp Sparrow has only been seen in September so far.

Try your luck at spotting a sparrow, and email your results for a chance to win a Winter Staycation prize!

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Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date! Canada Helps

United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

“Every bird, every tree, every flower reminds me what a blessing and privilege it is just to be alive.” – 

Marty Rubin

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” – 

William Blake

Author: stbarbebaker

This website is about the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area - an urban regional park of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The hosts are the stewards of the afforestation area. The afforestation area received its name in honour of the great humanitarian, Richard St. Barbe Baker. Richard St. Barbe Baker (9 October 1889 – 9 June 1982) was an English forester, environmental activist and author, who contributed greatly to worldwide reforestation efforts. As a leader, he founded an organization, Men of the Trees, still active today, whose many chapters carry out reforestation internationally. {Wikipedia} Email is StBarbeBaker AT yahoo.com to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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