2021 LSWR Calendar Order Form

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2021 LSWR Calendar

 

RESERVE your calendar now as quantities are limited.

This 2021 calendar features pictures of injured or orphaned birds and small mammals that Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation in Saskatoon has cared during the past few years. Pictures taken by Saskatoon photographer Krista Trinder.

Calendars are $20 each and may be picked up at the LSWR rehabilitation centre at 100 Rayner Avenue in Sutherland. Add $5 per calendar if you wish them mailed to you.

Phone 306-281-0554 before pickup or to ask questions.

Send e-transfer to LSWR@sasktel.net and use “calendar” as the answer to the security question or pay in person at the Rehabilitation Centre.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ORDER FORM.
YOU MUST THEN DOWNLOAD the form onto your device and open it with Adobe Reader. You should then be able to complete the form and click SUBMIT to send it to LSWR@sasktel.net

 

Upcoming Bird Tours

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HALLOWEEN WEEK DISCOUNT. Email birdtours@sasktel.net with the code “RAVEN” to be eligible for a 10% discount on any birding tour within the next year when booked before midnight on October 31, 2020. This offer may not be combined with any other discount. Hurry this offer only applies to the next 2 new bookings.

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.

American Avocet by Nick Saunders

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.

Snowy Owl by Nick Saunders

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.

TESTIMONIAL: CLICK to listen to Calgary Naturalist Brian Keating on CBC Calgary Radio giving an on-air review of a tour he booked with us.

CHECK OUT OUR HALLOWEEN WEEK DISCOUNTS ON THE FOLLOWING TOURS.

EMAIL birdtours@sasktel.net for full details of any tour.

Please include your name, location and email address and
your approximate travel dates (if known).

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.

Stan Shadick – Tour Leader

 

Bald Eagle Viewing Tour

NOVEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 13

 

HALLOWEEN WEEK DISCOUNT. Email birdtours@sasktel.net with the code “RAVEN” to be eligible for a 10% discount on any birding tour within the next year when booked before midnight on October 31, 2020. This offer may not be combined with any other discount. Hurry this offer only applies to the next 2 new bookings.

 

Bald Eagle
by Nick Saunders

Join Stan Shadick for a 5-hour driving tour from Saskatoon to view a location where many Bald Eagles congregate before migrating south. We should also see many kinds of ducks and other water birds. Round-trip driving distance about 300 km.

  1. Clients must drive themselves in their own personal or rented vehicle. The leader will drive in a separate vehicle. We will use cell phones to communicate between each other during the tour.
  2. Tour will be rescheduled at no additional cost or refunded  if either the leader or any of the clients show any signs of illness (coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc.).
  3. At birding stops and trail hikes, the leader will follow safe physical distancing practices by maintaining a minimum distance of 2 meters from the clients.

What to Wear. In case of an snowfall or cool wet weather, bring a winter coat, raincoat, hat, gloves and long underwear. Bring your binoculars plus a camera and a scope (optional).

TOUR FEE for 5-hour tour excluding transportation: CAD $490
for groups of 1 – 5 persons. Fee includes only guiding services of leader and shared use of spotting scope. Client must cover their transportation costs in a personal or rented vehicle. We can communicate via cell phone. Accommodation and meals are not included.. We can stop to pick up food for lunch. The person paying for a tour will receive a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee.

HALLOWEEN WEEK DISCOUNT: If you book before October 31, 2020 you will be eligible for a 10% discount.

For payment options, email: birdtours@sasktel.net and provide names of clients, their addresses and requested tour name and tour date. Full payment due at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds less a $100 administration fee will be given if cancellation notice received 60 days before date of tour. All guiding fee proceeds will be donated to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.

CHICKADEE FEEDING TOUR

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HALF Day Tours from November 2020 through April 2021.

HALLOWEEN WEEK DISCOUNT. Email birdtours@sasktel.net with the code “RAVEN” to be eligible for a 10% discount on any birding tour within the next year when booked before midnight on October 31, 2020. This offer may not be combined with any other discount. Hurry this offer only applies to the next 2 new bookings.

  • Let our experienced birding guide show you the best bird-rich locations at Pike Lake Provincial Park.

    Black-capped Chickadee
    by Nick Saunders
  • Chickadees will feed out of your hand!
    Sometimes nuthatches and downy woodpeckers will as well. Bag of sunflower seeds provided.
    Very popular activity for kids!

    White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Possible birds to be seen during hikes on park trails include Ruffed Grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Pileated Woodpecker, Great Horned Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Northern Shrike, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bohemian Waxwing, Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven.

    Ruffed Grouse
    by Nick Saunders
  • Good opportunities for bird photography

Half Day Tour Fee: CA$290 (about US$220) for groups of 1 – 4 persons. 
Fee includes guiding services, entrance fees.
The person paying for the tour will receive a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee.
Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.
Trip begins at your Saskatoon hotel.
Morning Tours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon; Afternoon Tours 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

HALLOWEEN WEEK DISCOUNT: If you book before October 31, 2020 you will be eligible for a 10% discount.

Tour may be combined with our Dancing Grouse Tour, Snowy Owl Tour and Forest Winter Birding Tour.

All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity.

RESERVATIONS: Send us your full name(s), mailing address, email address and requested tour dates.

E-mail: birdtours@sasktel.net

Phone: 306-652-5975
Text: 306-281-2215

TOUR GUIDE: Your guide has many years of experience finding and observing birds throughout Saskatchewan. For over 30 years, Stan Shadick has been a birding guide for nature tours around Saskatchewan and other parts of the country that have been organized by Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, Nature Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Extension Division. He is past president of Nature Saskatchewan as well as past president and current field trip chairman for the Saskatoon Nature Society. He is a co-editor of the reference publication “Birds of the Saskatoon Area” and contributed significantly to the recently published “Birds of Saskatchewan”. He is currently a regional coordinator for the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas project and helps with their bird identification workshops. He regularly contributes sightings to e-bird and currently holds the e-bird record for the most bird species seen in Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

SASKATOON WINTER BIRDWATCHING TOUR

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HALF DAY and FULL DAY TOURS
in November through April
that are custom designed to match your interests

 

with optional visits to Wanuskewin Park, Zoo,
Museum of Natural Sciences and
Diefenbaker Canada Centre.

 

HALLOWEEN WEEK DISCOUNT. Email birdtours@sasktel.net with the code “RAVEN” to be eligible for a 10% discount on any birding tour within the next year when booked before midnight on October 31, 2020. This offer may not be combined with any other discount. Hurry this offer only applies to the next 2 new bookings.

 

Bohemian Waxwing
by Nick Saunders
  • Hike through the best bird-rich city parks with our experienced local guide looking for winter songbirds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, jays, crossbills, finches and Bohemian Waxwings.

    Common Goldeneye
    by Nick Saunders
  • Visit best hangouts for wintering ducks and geese.

    Stegasaurus
    at Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Optionally warm up with a visit to the Museum of Natural Sciences with exhibits featuring live fish, birds and plants plus displays about dinosaurs, fossils and minerals. https://artsandscience.usask.ca/museumofnaturalsciences/index.php
  • Optionally visit Saskatoon’s Zoo featuring prairie wild birds and mammals.
    saskatoon.ca/parks-recreation-attractions/events-attractions/saskatoon-forestry-farm-park-zoo
  • Optionally visit the historical exhibits at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre museum featuring Canada’s 13th Prime Minister. https://diefenbaker.usask.ca/
    Wanuskewin Heritage Park

    Wanuskewin Heritage Park
  • Full day tour includes an option to look for birds along creek trail at Wanuskewin Heritage Park (wanuskewin.com) and then warm up visiting displays about indigenous culture.
  • Local Birding expert Stan Shadick will be your guide for this walking and driving tour of Saskatoon’s parks and museums. He will identify birds seen or heard along the trip and carry a scope to permit magnified views of the ducks and geese or perched birds. We will walk at a relatively slow pace.

Half Day Tour Fee: CA$ 190 for groups of 1 – 4 persons.  
Fee includes guiding services only. Meals, accommodation, transportation and admission fees are NOT included.
Morning option 9 AM – 12 Noon. Afternoon Option: 1 PM – 4 PM.

Full Day Tour Fee: CA$ 390 for groups of 1 – 4 persons.  
Fee includes guiding services only. Meals, accommodation, transportation and admission fees are NOT included.
Trip begins at your hotel about 8 am and ends about 4 pm.

TAX RECEIPT: A tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee will be issued to the person paying for the tour.

HALLOWEEN WEEK DISCOUNT: Tours booked before October 31, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.

RESERVATIONS: Send us your full name(s), mailing address, email address and requested tour dates.

E-mail: birdtours@sasktel.net
Phone: 306-652-5975
Text: 306-281-2215

Tour may be combined with our Snowy Owl Tour, Chickadee Feeding Tour and Forest Winter Birding Tour.

Ask about multiple tour discounts and package tour prices including accommodation.

All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity.

TOUR GUIDE: Your guide has many years of experience finding and observing birds throughout Saskatchewan. For over 30 years, Stan Shadick has been a birding guide for nature tours around Saskatchewan and other parts of the country that have been organized by Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, Nature Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Extension Division. He is past president of Nature Saskatchewan as well as past president and current field trip chairman for the Saskatoon Nature Society. He is a co-editor of the reference publication “Birds of the Saskatoon Area” and contributed significantly to the recently published “Birds of Saskatchewan”. He is currently a regional coordinator for the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas project and helps with their bird identification workshops. He regularly contributes sightings to e-bird and currently holds the e-bird record for the most bird species seen in Saskatchewan.

Stan Shadick – Tour Leader