From Hwy 12, just south of Erskine on Hwy 835. Lake is on both sides of road. Park on Twp Rd 38-5A.
Erskine Lake GPS: N52.3090 -W112.8858
Ewing Lake GPS: N52.1779 -W112.8859
Shuckburgh Slough GPS: N52.3175 -W112.7500
12 km south of Erskine Lake. Access to east side by following Twp Rd 37-0 east, north on Rge Rd 20-5, west on Twp Rd 37-2.
Turn south in Stettler on 70th Ave. Go to T-intersection, turn west on Twp Rd 39-0 and go west past Rge Rd 20-1.
Shallow saline lakes surrounded by native grassland, deciduous woods and farmland.
Roadside viewing only. Park with caution.
Large concentration of waterfowl, American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, shorebirds, Western Meadowlark. During migration: Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose. In witer: Snowy Owl.
No amenities at the lakes but the village of Erskine is nearby.
Ewing and Erskine are both Important Bird Areas (AB034), noted for waterfowl concentrations. IBA information: ibacanada.com
The Red Deer River Naturalists are not liable for any injury or damage whatsoever caused to yourself or others by using this guide.
- Use discretion when venturing into natural habitats.
- Do not trespass on private land.
- Some sites allow livestock grazing.
- Some sites allow hunting.
- Some sites in western regions are in bear/cougar habitat. Take all necessary precautions.
More birds will be seen in the spring and summer seasons, but all locations will have some winter birds. Typical and common species can be expected for each habitat described. Large deep lakes typically attract migrating waterfowl, (ducks, swans, and geese). Notable Species are species of special interest that have been recently recorded in or near the area.
Alberta Conservation Association’s (ACA) Alberta Discover Guide has 170 + Conservation Sites listed for the Central Alberta area. Check their website www.albertadiscoverguide.com for locations to pick up a printed version or get the pdf or app version at: www.albertadiscoverguide/getyourguide.cfm