What's Flying Around
YNS - YFBTA Newsletter Archive

 
All issues of the YFBTA newsletter "What's Flying Around", since the initial publication in February of 2004, can be found below.
- 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

 
 
   
March 2021  Issue 1
- Trees Have Value
- Birds in Danger in Saskatoon
- Can You be Attracted to Atlassing?
- Something About Which to Grouse
- I May Have Saved a Leopard


 
October 2021  Issue 2
- Be Prepared to be Surprised
- Mysteries of Monarchs
- Tracking Trumpers
- Care Givers Go to Bat
- Big Boost: YFBTA Youth Program

 
   
November 2021  Issue 3
- Volunteers Conserving Plovers
- Unintended Exposure
- Don't Know the Blues
- Black-headed Visitor at Logan Green
- On the YFBTA website

 
 
   
May 2022  Issue 1
- Take a Dive with Corixids
- Will You Observe And Report?
- Missing in Action in 2021?
- Take Action on Rehab
- Is Being Active-in-Nature For You?


 
November 2022  Issue 2
- Do You Hear What Laurie Heard?
- Sharing Spaces
- Support for Arbour Day
- All You Have to Do is Look
- You Never Know "Who" Will Visit

 
 
   
February 2023  Issue 1
- A Thorny Issue
- Make Allowance for Nature
- Adapting to Changing Conditions
- "Kenn Found His Thrill..."
- Grandpa's Legacy

 
June 2023  Issue 2
- On the Trail of Ticks
- Loons and the YFBTA
- Something Worth Looking For
- Garden Survivors
- Report that GHOW
 
 
   
December 2023  Issue 3
- A Thorny Issue
- Make Allowance for Nature
- Adapting to Changing Conditions
- "Kenn Found His Thrill..."
- Grandpa's Legacy

 

 
 
   
February 2024  Issue 1
- Ring Around the Tree
- Deserving Nomination
- A Valuable Coffee Shop Conversation
- Make Allowances for Biodiversity
- Fungi: Food for Thought

 
March 2024  Issue 2   Special Issue
- Healthy Trees - Healthier People
- Healthy Trees
- Working Together
- Re-creating a Hedgerow
- Heroes From Hobbits to Trees

 
   

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