Saskatoon is located where two major North American flyways meet. During the breeding season in June and July about 150 bird species occur within grassland, wetland and woodland habitats. This list is augmented during the migration months of May, August and September when boreal and arctic nesting warblers, flycatchers, vireos and shorebirds are plentiful.
Spectacular Sharp-tailed Grouse courtship displays are best seen in April and May. Their displays are the basis for indigenous Plains Cree dances. Elegant and endangered Whooping Cranes, North America’s tallest bird, are regularly seen from late September through mid-October.
The world’s highest concentration of Snowy Owls occurs here in winter.
We offer many Half-day, Full-day and Multi-day Guided Birding Tours throughout the year starting in Saskatoon.
- SNOWY OWL TOUR (November – March)
- CHICKADEE FEEDING TOUR (September – May)
- SASKATOON WINTER BIRDING TOUR (November – March)
- FOREST WINTER BIRDING TOUR (November – April)
- DANCING GROUSE TOUR (April – May)
- PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS BIRDING TOUR (May – July)
- CHAPLIN SHOREBIRDS TOUR (May – August)
- PRAIRIE RESERVOIRS BIRDING TOUR (May – October)
- BEAVER CREEK BIRDING TOUR (January – December)
- WHOOPING CRANE BIRDING TOUR (September – October)
- SANDHILL CRANE & GEESE BIRDING TOUR (September – October)
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All proceeds support work of our local wildlife charity – Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.
Our expert birding tour leader, Stan Shadick, has over 30 years experience as a bird guide for nature tours around Saskatchewan. He is an author and editor of a variety of birding publications and serves on the board of several birding and nature conservation organisations. He currently holds the e-bird record for the most bird species seen in Saskatchewan.