Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours: 2022 – 2023 best tours


Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Where to go birding near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada?

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours offers private and group guided birding tours and bird photography tours out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Our selection of Canada Birding Tours makes Saskatoon the best destination for birding tourists.

Some of our special tours include photographing and viewing Dancing Grouse (spring), Prairie birds (summer), Whooping Cranes (fall), Snowy Owls (winter).
Custom tours and bird ID workshops available.

Our birding tours and bird photography tours make excellent birthday gifts, Mother's Day gifts, Father's Day gifts, retirement gifts or anniversary birding gifts for birders interested in birds and nature.

Saskatoon is located where two major North American bird flyways meet. During the breeding season in June and July about 150 bird species occur within our nearby grassland, wetland and woodland habitats. This bird list is augmented during the migration months of May, August and September when boreal and arctic nesting warblers, flycatchers, vireos and shorebirds become plentiful.

2022 Tour Summary: Click here for brief descriptions of each of the 2022 birding and bird photography tours plus workshops offered by Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours.

Half-Day Tours: If you are only interested in half-day tours, click here.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Click here for details of this discount.


Can't decide which tour to take?

Check out our multiple tours discount described here.

All proceeds from Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours support the work of our local  Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity.

Custom Tour: Click here for details of arranging a custom private birding tour.

Questions: Email


  1. Your tour leader is fully vaccinated. For everyone's health and safety, participants must bring a paper copy showing their personal proof of full Covid vaccination.
  2. Clients must normally drive themselves in their own personal or rented vehicle. The leader will usually drive in a separate vehicle. We will use cell phones to communicate between each other during the tour.
  3. Please wear a mask and maintain physical 2 meter distancing when walking outside or viewing birds through the spotting scope that I will set up.
  4. This policy may change when public health orders change or when Covid case numbers decrease.
  5. Please contact us before booking tour if you have any special requests with regard to this policy. In certain cases, if requested, leader may be willing to ride in client's vehicle or drive client's vehicle.


Any tour offered by Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift or special gift for a birder, birdwatcher or anyone interested in nature.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: Click here for information about purchasing a gift certificate for this tour or any of our other tours.



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Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours offers many Half-day, Full-day and Multi-day Guided Birding Tours throughout the year starting in Saskatoon.


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

Canadian Geographic Article. Click Here.

Global TV News Report: Click Here.

"I drove to Saskatoon and met Stan Shadick who arranged for me to observe lekking Sharp-tailed Grouse. Stan set up a blind for me, enabling me to take photos in the early morning hours (04:10 to 08:00, Wednesday, May 5). It was a birding thrill for the year. " (L. C.)

That was such a great trip!  Thanks so much for the use of the blind and sharing your general knowledge and expertise. (J. L.)

"We really appreciated your tour last Wednesday; [Our young grandson] loved it!! He also told us he learned a lot.  I believe you have inspired him to continue his passion of birding.  Thanks again for the wonderful guiding!" (D.D. )

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Stan Shadick - Tour Leader


STAN SHADICK:  Guide for Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

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, Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours, Nature Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Extension Division.

Stan 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”.

Stan 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 volunteers his time leading Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours so that all proceeds benefit the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.


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If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, then please email: or phone 306-652-5975.

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