Re: [Saskbirds] Any Whooping Crane sightings?
This location does not have ANY signs and may require a high clearance vehicle because the trail/road to and along the dike trail typically has tall clover and other vegetation growing both in the center and along the edges. To my knowledge this trail/road has never been mowed.
The Chaplin Marsh Ducks Unlimited site is situated along the southwest edge of Chaplin Creek just prior to it joining Chaplin Lake. It is accessed from a reasonable road west along the fence off the correction line from ' RR 'range road' # 40, just north of # 363.
If you contact me offline I can guide you via Google earth to the location or perhaps someone else can post better directions.
The most recent sighting of the Whooping Crane is Aug. 29 by the Preibes.
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Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 7:15 AM
Subject: [Saskbirds] Any Whooping Crane sightings?
I saw in an earlier post that there was a whooping crane sighing at Chaplin marsh. The discussion was this was likely a summering bird and that it's just a little early for the migrant whoopers to be down yet.
I might be traveling west twice this week both in mid-week and then a Labour Day weekend trip to visit the hibernaculum at Grasslands. Has anyone seen the whooper at Chalpin marsh again? Can someone suggest the best approach to view where the bird was last seen? Thanks all.
Kevin in Lumsden
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