|Central coordinates||103o 29.43' West 53o 36.06' North|
|Altitude||1,025 - 1,050m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2008|
Site description Tobin Lake is an artificial lake created in the 1960s, as a result of the construction of the E.B. Campbell Dam across the North Saskatchewan River. The lake is approximately 50 km long and 1 to 15 km wide. The resort community of Tobin Lake is located on the southern shore, and extensive marshes occur along the western shore. The Saskatchewan River enters the western end of Tobin Lake and flows out of the eastern end below the E.B. Campbell Dam.
Key Biodiversity During the fall migration, about 2,000 Tundra Swans have been recorded at this site along with about 2,500 during the spring migration. These respective totals represent about 2.3 and 2.9% of the estimated eastern Tundra Swan population and about 1% of the total North American population. In addition to Tundra Swans, concentrations of non-breeding American White Pelicans (> 1,000 birds) have also been recorded at Tobin Lake. Other birds recorded at this site during the summer months include Bonaparte's Gull (200 500) and Ring-billed Gull (over 2,000).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus||passage||1981||2,500 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Donlands||Community Pasture||3,602||protected area overlaps with site||340|
|Maurice Street||Protected Area||79||protected area contained by site||150|
|Squaw Rapids||Game Preserve||3,040||protected area contained by site||1,000|
|Tobin Lake - Fascination Pt||Recreation Site||67||protected area contained by site||68|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Temperate mixed woods||3%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Freshwater lakes and pools; Freshwater marshes/swamps||97%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||minor|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tobin Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/05/2015
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