What's Flying Around
YFBTA Newsletter Archive

 
All past issues of the YFBTA newsletter "What's Flying Around", since the initial publication in February of 2004, can be found here in PDF format, with the exception of the current newsletter.  Current newsletters are provided in print or as electronic copies as part of membership.
- Select the cover photo to download each issue in PDF format -
 
Volume 1  Issue 1  February 2004

- YFBTA One Year Old
- Hosting Nature Saskatchewan Fall Meeting

 
  Volume 1  Issue 2  August 2004

- Nature Sask Meeting & Registration info
- About the YFBTA

(Also available printed on white paper)
 
Volume 1  Issue 3  January 2005

- Registration for YFBTA AGM
- Christmas Bird Count
  Summer 2005

- Summer Student; Youth Program
- Western Red Lily Project
- Madge Lake Loon & Grebe Study
- Cherrydale Trail Tour / YFBTA Meeting
 
         
January 2006  Issue 1

- AGM Agenda
- Christmas Bird Count
- Saltcoats' Leflay Trail
- The Chickadee
  March 2006  Issue 2
- AGM Synopsis
- The Genesis of 'Prairie Phoenix'
- Mario Sumner
- Sawkey Bird & Nature Trail
- Committees of the YFBTA
- Bird-Proofing Windows
- Woodpeckers in Saskatchewan
         
June 2006  Issue 3
- Increasing Awareness of the Natural World
- Birding Trails / EcoTourism
- Monarchs Like Milkweed
- Kaposvar Birding Trail
- Turkey Vulture Tracking Program
  November 2006  Issue 4
- YFBTA: the year in review
- Bradford Farms / Slough View tours reviewed
- A Day at Grasslands National Park
- Burrowing Owl Visit to Saltcoats School
- Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
 
         
January 2007  Issue 1
- Jim & Shirley Jowsey
- Candace Savage
- Sara Williams
- The Mourning Dove
- Christmas Bird Count
  April 2007  Issue 2

- Giving the Gift of Time
- Choosing Our Future
- Bluebird Youth Mentoring
- The Joy of the Osprey
         
July 2007  Issue 3

- Summer Comes to the Yellowhead
- Bill & Joyce Anaka
- Me and My Shadow - tale of a Ruffed Grouse
- Raymond LaCusta Loon video
  November 2007  Issue 4

- Fall Migration Musings
- Cherrydale Birding Trail
- AGM & Birding Symposium
- Youth Programs
 
         
February 2008  Issue 1

- Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve
- Churchbridge Public School Project
- Butterfly Observations / Painted Ladies
- Christmas Bird Count results
  May 2008  Issue 2
- Thoughts on Linda Haverstock at Bird Symposium
- Undeveloped Road Allowance
- Carlton Regional Park & Leflay trails
- Partnering with DUC
- Falcons  /  Loon Initiatives
         
October 2008  Issue 3
- Nature Deficit Disorder
- A Tale of Mother Goose
- Loss of Bird Species: An Environmental Crisis
- Casino Lights: Fatal Attraction
- Coming AGM and Symposium info
 
         
January 2009  Issue 1
- Legacies and Partnerships
- The story of an orphaned Western Meadowlark
- Canora's water award
- Casino Lights: SIGA response
- Dr. R. Mark Brigham - Symposium presenter
- Kaposvar's three birding/nature trails
  May 2009  Issue 2
- YFBTA to host Nature Sask fall meeting
- Isabel M. Priestly
- Habitat Loss: preservation of prairie songbirds
- Little Boggy Creek Valley / Border Mountain B&B
- Area sightings, Loons report
         
September 2009  Issue 3
Special Edition

- Trash Talk, Special sightings, more Casino lights,
  Owls, Bison, Brown Creepers, Gaelic Blessings,
  Nature Sask's Upcoming Fall Meeting,
  Rob Wilson on board with Nature Sask.
  November 2009  Issue 4
- Wing Tags and Knowledge
- Assisting Owls & Hawks
- Prairie & Parkland Marsh Monitoring Program
- Tour reports: Birding by Water, Kaposvar Trail tour
- Preserving Nature
 
         
March 2010  Issue 1

- John Sawkey: Nomination for Greenwing Award
- The Joy of Gardening
- Quill Lakes International Bird Area
- Symposium presenters
  June 2010  Issue 2
- YFBTA growing
- Summer Student program
- Symposium Review: Nora Stewart
- Bird banding
- Outdoor Ed at Saltcoats Regional Park
         
August 2010  Issue 3
- Synergies & reflections
- New Life to an Old Farmyard
- Symposium review
- Kelsey Ecological Society
- Foam Lake Excursion
  December 2010  Issue 4

- "Give Your Life Away"
- Bobolinks visit
- YFBTA summer student Nancy Kennedy
- Upcoming Spring Symposium presenters
 
         
March 2011  Issue 1
- April Symposium agenda
- The Bluebird Line - Bill & Joyce Anaka
-
Nature Sask Spring Meeting report
- 2011 Summer Student
- Vultures of Destiny
  December 2011  Issue 2

- John Andrew Sawkey
- The Greater Sage Grouse
- Owls, Loons, Cardinals and Bluebirds
- Kelsey Ecological Society Fall Lecture
 
       
April 2012  Issue 1
- Spring Symposium
- Greater Sage Grouse
- Sharp-Tailed Grouse
- YFBTA members win prestigious award
- Young Readers Corner
  June 2012  Issue 2
- PFRA
- Snake Mortality
- Loose Moose
- Symposium report
- Summer Program Facilitator Tanner Garbutt
         
September 2012  Issue 3
- Composting
- Nature Sask Fall meeting
- Hayfield Hawks
- Falcon Facts
- Photography Workshop
  December 2012  Issue 4
- Crediting those behind the YFBTA
- Barred Owls
- Cougars moving south
- Wilson's Snipe
- YFBTA Summer Students: Where are they now?
 
         
March 2013  Issue 1
- Sharing the Land / PFRA pastures
- A Tale of 'Chicken Little'
- YFBTA Spring Symposium
- Observations & Reflections of a bird watcher

 
  July 2013  Issue 2
- Sask Volunteer Medal - Joan Wilson
- The Boreal Owl
- YFBTA: Keeping with the plan
- Northern Hawk Owl
- Chimney Swifts
         
November 2013  Issue 3
- Forest Bathing
- Saskatchewan Pelicans
- Greater Sage Grouse
- Water Quality Management
- YFBTA member forays

 
 
 
         
March 2014  Issue 1
- Symposium Presenters
- Loons & Mercury
- Golden Eagles
- Owl encounter
- Launch of Writers Corner & Members Gallery

 
  June 2014  Issue 2
- Martha & Walter Karau
- Bats & Bobolinks
- 2014 Summer Program Facilitator
- Light Pollution

 
         
October 2014  Issue 3
- Remembering Shirley Jowsey
- YFBTA Tours
- Happy in Hirundinidae
- LeFlay Trail
 
 
         
February 2015  Issue 1
- Avocet
- Owl Rescue
- Beleaguered Bats
- Sharp-Tailed Grouse Plummet
- YFBTA to host Spring Meet
  July 2015  Issue 2
- Out & About with Gerri Knudsen
- Owl Rehabilitation
- Landscaping for Water
- Tribute to John Senkiw
 
         
November 2015  Issue 3
- What the Cat Brought In
- Flitting Fritillaries
- Results: Bluebird Trail Nesting 2014
- Keep Eyes and Ears Open

 
 
 
         
February 2016  Issue 1
- Bald Eagles
- Vampire Plant
- Jim Jowsey
- Ruth Smith Donation
- Visiting Egrets
  October 2016  Issue 2
- Dragonflies at Good Spirit
- Managing Wolves
- An Avian Mystery
- The Naming of Birds
- What's Flying Around at Night

 
         
November 2016  Issue 3
- Turkey Vultures - A Matter of Love
- Rare Red-bellied Woodpecker sightings
- Mobile Robin Nursery
- You May Get a Charge out of This
- Owls, Cranes and Youth

 
 
         
March 2017  Issue 1
- Dark-eyed Juncos
- Turtle with a Transmitter
- Get Those Ticks Off
- Something to Rail About
- Nature is Cool


  July 2017  Issue 2
- Pileated Woodpecker
- Trouble for Aquatic Invertebrates
- Do You Know about Neotony
- Unraveling a Migration Mystery
- Consider Becoming an Atlasser
         
 October 2017  Issue 3
- A Swift Article
- Avian Snapshot
- Stewardship in Action
- Identifying Waxwings
- Acid Rain: Some Thoughts
   
 
   
February 2018  Issue 1
- Magpie Moment
- A Dandy Possibility for Amelioration
- To Live or to Die
- History of the LeFlay Trail
- Metis Musings
August 2018  Issue 2
- Grieving Finches
- A Life Dedicated to Nature
- A Saltcoats Geography Lesson
- Boreal Owls in Our Region
- Laurie Leads
         
October 2018  Issue 3
- An Incomplete Discussion
- Nightjars Need Your Assistance
- A Whooping Good Time 
- Read This for Gosh Sake
- Loss May Trigger Grieving

   
February 2019  Issue 1
- Himalayan Horror
- Pesticides May be Causing Confusion
- Whitetail Tales
- Eco-museum Envy
- Buy these Birds
June 2019  Issue 2
- Osprey Updates
- Getting Her Feet Wet on the New Job
- Hunting Sharp-tailed Grouse
- Full of Feces (Cranberries for Xmas)
- For Your Eddie-fication
         
November 2019  Issue 3
- Loon Lore
- Research and writing
- Meaningful Math in the Out-of-doors
- Weyerhaeuser Weighs In

   
February 2020  Issue 1
- A Sight for Sora Eyes
- They Thought That They Could
- Salamanders Need Wetlands
- "Big Boy" - Frequent Feeder
- Rhyme it or ... Hum it
March 2020  Issue 2
- Promotion and Leadership, Please
- Opportunities to Help YFBTA
- Meet Us at the Meet
- Update 2019: The Loons of Madge
- YFBTA takes Pride in this Program
   
August 2020  Issue 3
- Fishy Facts
- A New Photo for the Sask. Bird Book?
- A Labour of Love
- An Extraordinary Birder
- Habitat in Perpetuity
October 2020  Issue 4
- Searching for a Church
- Osprey Observers
- YFBTA has a Winner: Bob Lavender
- Summary of Loon Initiatives 2020 Report
- Report: Summer Program Initiative 2020


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