View the great Bald Eagle in 2022

Bald Eagle Tour ♿

November 10 – 27, 2022

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Self-Drive Bald Eagle Tour

Estimated Round Trip Driving Distance: 220 km

Bald Eagle Tour Description

Join Stan Shadick for a 5-hour private self-drive birdwatching tour from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to view a location where many Bald Eagles congregate before migrating south for the winter.  During the drive, we may might find Sharp-tailed Grouse, Ravens, redpolls and Snow Buntings. At our destination, we should also see many kinds of ducks and other water birds. Numerous Bald Eagles often perch in trees by the water like Christmas tree decorations.

Both novice and experienced bird watchers are welcome. A loaner pair of binoculars may be available if requested. The leader will bring a spotting scope to allow you to view the Bald Eagles under high magnification.

For covid safety reasons, participants drive in their car while the leader travels in a separate vehicle. We can talk using hands-free cell phone during the tour. Round-trip driving distance about 300 km.

♿ This tour is ideal for low-mobility persons because they may remain in their vehicle during this driving tour.

You may download a checklist of Saskatchewan bird species HERE.

What to Wear

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).

Transportation

Participants on these tours need to drive their own personal or rented vehicle. RVs and vehicles puling trailers are permitted on private tours but are not recommended. This tour may be suitable for owners of full electric vehicles who charge up in Saskatoon.

 

Bald Eagle Tour
Bald Eagle by Nick Saunders

List of Possible Birds

Some of the birds we may find on this Bald Eagle tour include:

  • Bald Eagle
  • Golden Eagle
  • Gyrfalcon (rare)
  • Prairie Falcon (rare)
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse
  • Gray Partridge
  • Snowy Owl
  • Canada Goose
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Common Merganser
  • Mallard
  • Northern Shrike
  • Common Redpoll
  • Snow Bunting

Covid Safety Policy on 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. 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.

Carpooling

If you would like to share the costs of a tour with other interested birders, then complete the Carpooling Section of the Registration Request Form below or email the tour name, your name, phone number and email address to birdtours@sasktel.net

Tour Fee

BALD EAGLE TOUR FEE for 5-hour private tour: CAD $490 (about US$360, £315) for a party of 1 – 4 persons. Fee includes only guiding services of leader and shared use of spotting scope. Client must cover their own 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.

TAX RECEIPT. The person paying for a tour will receive a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds less a $50 administration fee will be given if cancellation notice received 14 days before date of tour.
No refunds if cancellation notice received less than 14 days before date of tour unless another client takes your place.

Tour Registration

To register, please complete and submit the following form or 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. We will contact you with payment instructions.

Use landline if you don't have a cell phone.
Mailing address needed for tax receipt.
Check ALL that apply.
Smoking is allowed only inside your own personal vehicle. No smoking is permitted outside during birding stops or hikes.

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

 

Gift Certificate

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

Other Tours

This Bald Eagle tour may be combined with other tours operated by Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours.

Other Tours and Workshops: Click here to see a complete list of our upcoming tours and workshops.

Snowy Owl Tour

Multiple Tours Discount

Can't decide which tour to take?

Check out our multiple tours discount described here.

QUESTIONS

  • Email birdtours@sasktel.net
  • Phone 306-652-5975

STAN SHADICK:  Guide for Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Stan Shadick - Tour Leader

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 was 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.