Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours: 2024 best tours and workshops

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Book a private birdwatching tour or join any of our many group birding tours and bird photography workshops in Saskatchewan, Canada.

NEWS FLASH: During February 2024, it is currently possible to observe and photograph well over 20 Snowy Owls on an Extended Full Day Snowy Owl Private Tour from Saskatoon, Canada! Such a high concentration is a rare event. Our February 9 Snowy Owl Photography Tour found 37 Snowy Owls.

It is also possible to view and photograph up to 3 Snowy Owls on a Half-Day Snowy Owl Photography Tour.
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Up to 3 Northern Hawk Owls may be photographed during a private tour to the boreal forest.
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Up to 2 Northern Pygmy Owls may be photography during a private tour to the boreal forest.
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Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours
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ALL BIRDING TOURS
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
HALF-DAY PRIVATE BIRDING TOURS
FULL-DAY PRIVATE BIRDING TOURS
MULTI-DAY GROUP BIRDING TOURS
LOW MOBILITY BIRDING TOURS
BLIND / LOW VISION BIRDING TOURS
BIRDING BY EAR ONLINE WORKSHOPS
WARBLER ID ONLINE WORKSHOPS

WHOOPING CRANE TOURS
SNOWY OWL TOURS
GREAT GRAY OWL  PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
DANCING GROUSE PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

QUESTIONS: EMAIL birdtours@sasktel.net

Bird Tours Gift Certificate
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Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour
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CLICK HERE for more information about our Whooping Crane Tours and Sandhill Crane Tours.

Dancing Grouse Photography Tour
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Prince Albert National Park Birding Tour
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Northern Pygmy Owl Photography Tours
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CLICK HERE for more information about our Owl Photography Workshops.

CLICK HERE for more information about our Whooping Crane Tours and Sandhill Crane Photography Tours

CLICK HERE for more information about our 2024 Sandhill Crane Photography Workshop.

Great Gray Owl Tour
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Snowy Owl Tours
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SASKATOON CUSTOM BIRD TOURS

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours
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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.

Your expert local bird guide has been leading bird watching and bird photography tours across Saskatchewan for over 40 years.

Some of our special tours include photographing and viewing Dancing Grouse (spring), Prairie birds, Shorebirds, Water Birds (summer), Whooping Cranes (fall), Snowy Owls and Great Gray 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.

Migration Flyways meet in Saskatchewan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Tour Summary: Click here for brief descriptions of each of the 2023 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.

Please scroll down on this page and complete our Tour Suggestions Request Form so that we can advise you on the best tours we can offer based upon the dates of your planned visit.

Lists with links to descriptions of available tours with Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours are found below.

February – March Birdwatching Tours
& Bird Photography Workshops

April – May Birdwatching Tours
& Bird Photography Sessions / Workshops

Private tours available on most dates. Dates of any special group tours are noted.

June – August Birdwatching Tours and Bird Photography Tours

Private tours available on most dates.
Dates of any special group tours are noted.

September – October Birdwatching Tours &
Bird Photography Workshops / Sessions

November – December Birdwatching Tours
& Bird Photography Workshops

Monthly Newsletter from Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Learn about special offers and new tours.
CLICK HERE to sign up for the monthly electronic Newsletter from Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours.

Tax Receipts

 

 

 

 

 

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 birdtours@sasktel.net

Group Birdwatching Tours and Bird Photography Tours arranged by date

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

Group Tour dates are subject to change until they are booked.
Private tours are available on many other dates.
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February – March

April – May

June

July

TESTIMONIALS:

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 Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours.

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. )

Thanks for your excellent tour. Very full informative days!” (M.D.)

Stanley was as polite, informative, and knowledgeable as you could want in a guide for this kind of tour. We spent about two hours moving up and down a trail along the river at a leisurely pace while he picked out different birds either by their song or by catching sight of them flying by us. He had a wealth of knowledge about the different birds we spotted, some of the other wildlife in the area, and of Saskatoon too. I was curious about his interest and background in birding and he was happy to chat about it which was really interesting. His passion for birds and birding comes through in spades and I’d recommend this tour to anyone. (C Nolan Ireland)

EMAIL birdtours@sasktel.net to book a tour or to order a gift certificate or with any questions.
Please include your name and a contact phone number and other pertinent information.

Covid Safety Policy on Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

  1. Your tour leader is fully vaccinated.
  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. This policy may change when public health orders change or when Covid case numbers decrease.
  4. 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.

Gift Certificates Available Now

Any tour offered by Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours makes an excellent Christmas gift, 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.

Birding Tour Gift Certificates

Multiple Tours Discount

Can’t decide which tour to take?

Check out the multiple tours discount from Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours described here.

Other Bird Photography Sessions

All sessions offered by Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours.

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TOUR GUIDE

Stan Shadick :Tour Leader – Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

 

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 has volunteered as 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.

TOUR SUGGESTIONS REQUEST FORM
Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Send us your possible tour dates and we will get back to you with the best tour suggestions for that time period.

You may also list a landline or type NONE.

If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours OR have questions, then please email: birdtours@sasktel.net .

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