Town of Chaplin, Saskatchewan

American Avocet

American Avocet - John BissettAmerican Avocet © September 2001 Samson Yee
Designer: Unknown

When Built: 2000?

Dimensions (estimated):
Height Without Platform : 4 Feet 10 inches (1.5 Metres)
Height With Platform : 8 Feet 6 inches (2.6 Metres)
Width: 5 Feet 5 inches (1.7 Metres)

Construction Materials:
fibreglass and steel (legs)

West side of town, on the northern side of Highway #1. It is in front of the Interpretive Centre.

Reason for Building:

Chaplin is a major bird area

Additional Information:

The monument was taken down for the winter for repairs at the end of 2000 but was back up September 2001 when I went through again. Here is another photo, this time showing its placement:
American Avocet © September 2001 David Yanciw

The Town of Chaplin also features another shore bird, a semi-palmated plover and there are plans for more shore birds:
semi-palmated plover

Information Source:

Picture Source: John Bissett, Samson Yee and DMY


Created By DMY on July 10, 2001
Last Updated: September 30, 2002