Whooping and Sandhill Crane Viewing Tour

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 In recent years, the grain fields near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada have become the best dependable viewing location in the world to view rare Whooping Cranes, the tallest bird in North America. For many years we have found groups of 10 – 30 birds feeding during fall migration. In 2018, we found a single flock in excess of 150 whoopers! As local birders, we know the best historical places to search for these spectacular birds. The population recovery of the endangered Whooping Crane has Continue ReadingWhooping and Sandhill Crane Viewing Tour

Blackstrap Guided Birding Driving Tour

Situated in a glacial valley, Blackstrap Lake is fed by a canal from the South Saskatchewan river. This deep lake provides habitat in season for many species of ducks, geese, loons, grebes, pelicans, gulls and terns. Shallow sloughs near the lake provide habitat for many kinds of sandpipers and plovers. Woodlands adjacent to the lake are home to songbirds including numerous Purple Martins, Baltimore Orioles and Western Kingbirds. Rarities are often reported from this lake. Over 200 species of birds have been reported in or near this lake. During our Continue ReadingBlackstrap Guided Birding Driving Tour

Beaver Creek Guided Birding Tour

Beaver Creek is an attractive wooded valley with several walking trails. Here this creek flows into the South Saskatchewan River. Many native wildflowers may be found blooming here in summer. An indoor interpretive centre on site has displays and washrooms with running water. During guided tours, we usually select the trail with the best variety of songbirds. The trails are relatively flat with stairs provided in the steeper portions. During spring and summer months from mid-May through early-September over 60 species have been found at this location. Additional migrating songbirds Continue ReadingBeaver Creek Guided Birding Tour