CUSTOM BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
WHERE TO PHOTOGRAPH BIRDS IN SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA?
Use our professional photography blind to take photos and videos of shorebirds and other water birds in and near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
BOOK NOW - PAY LATER
You may reserve your 2022 tour now and not pay until May 1, 2022.
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR DESCRIPTION
NEW FOR 2022. You may take photos and videos of birds using our special professional bird photography blind (tent). This TRAGOPAN Hokki V3 blind is ideal for obtaining images of shorebirds and waterfowl at eye level for a unique perspective. Its low profile means the birds ignore you and there is minimal shadow cast by the blind. Click Here to view a review video about this bird photography blind.
We will drive to a location near Saskatoon where we can set up our special bird photography blind at the edge of a pond, slough, lake or marsh. While you lie inside the blind, some birds may wander close by allowing you a chance to obtain excellent high quality photos and videos. Due to its low profile, your photos will show images of birds from the perspective of other birds.
Note: Smoking and eating is prohibited while using the blind.
- Morning Tour: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- Afternoon Tour: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
- Evening Tour: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Suggested items to Bring:
- Warm clothes suitable for the weather.
- Sleeping Bag .
- Water bottle
- Bean Bag or very low tripod for camera
FREE USE OF BLIND: Note that you may use our professional photography blind for free when you register for certain other birding tours listed near bottom of this webpage.
COVID SAFETY POLICY ON TOURS
- 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.
- Clients must normally drive themselves in their own personal or rented vehicle. The leader will normally drive in a separate vehicle. We will use cell phones to communicate between each other during the tour.
- 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. Isogel available on tours.
- This policy may change when public health orders change or when Covid case numbers decrease.
- 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.
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR FEE
Bird Photography Tour Fee: CAD $190 (about US$150) per person. Taxes included.
Private bird photography tour fee includes guiding services and use of a photographic blind for 1 person only. The person paying for the tour will receive a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee. Client supplies their own transportation. Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds less a $50 administration fee will be given if cancellation notice received 60 days before date of tour.
No refunds if cancellation notice received less than 60 days before date of tour unless another client takes your place.
All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation registered charity in caring for injured and orphaned birds and small mammals.
RESERVATIONS: Submit the form below or send us your full name(s), mailing address, email address with requested tour dates.
Address: 100 Rayner Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2P8
Payment may be made by e-transfer payable to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation and emailed to LSWR@sasktel.net. Use "blind" as the answer to the security question.
Cheques may be mailed to above mailing address.
2022 Bird Photography Tour Reservation Request Form
If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, then please email: email@example.com or phone 306-652-5975.
GIFT CERTIFICATES: Click here for information about purchasing a gift certificate for this bird photography tour or any of our other tours.
This tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift or Christmas gift for persons interested in birds and nature.
Other Tours and Workshops: Click here to see a complete list of our upcoming tours and workshops.
FREE USE OF BLIND: You may request to use our professional photographic blind for no extra cost when you register for any of the following tours.
- Dancing Grouse Tour (April - early May)
- Chaplin Shorebird Tour (mid May - August)
- Chappell Marsh Tour (mid May - September)
- Cypress Hills - Grasslands Group Tour (June 12 - 17)
- Duck Mountain Group Birding Tour (June 7 - 10)
- Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary Tour (May - early September)
- Pelican Photography Tour (mid August - mid September)
- Prairie Lakes Tour (mid May - October)
- Prince Albert National Park Tour (July 3 - 5)
- Quill Lakes Birding Tour (mid-May - mid September)
- Van Scoy Lakes Birding Tour - (mid-may - August)
MULTIPLE TOURS DISCOUNT
Can't decide which tour to take?
Check out our multiple tours discount described here.
HOW TO GET TO SASKATOON
Air: Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is served by Air Canada, Westjet, and their partners United and Delta.
Train: Saskatoon's Train Station is served by Via Rail's Canadian train serving Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper and Vancouver.
Car: Saskatoon is located on Canada's Yellowhead cross-country highway plus 6 other major highways connecting with all cities in Canada and USA. If you drive, you do not need to rent a car for our 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, Nature Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Extension Division.
Stan is a past president of Nature Saskatchewan as well as a 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.
Stan regularly contributes sightings to e-bird and currently holds the e-bird record for the most bird species seen in Saskatchewan.