Chaplin Shorebirds 2024 – Great Birding Day Tour from Regina, Moose Jaw, Swift Current or Saskatoon ♿

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Email: birdtours [at] sasktel.net
Phone: 306 [then] 652 [then] 5975

Chaplin Shorebird Tour

Private Tours

Private Tour Dates Available:  MAY – AUGUST

Email requested dates to birdtours [at] sasktel.net

Public Group Tours

Upcoming Group Tours:

  • Sat. May 11, 2024
  • Tue. July 9, 2024
  • Mon. August 19, 2024

Chaplin Shorebirds Tour starts in Chaplin, SK at 11:00 AM.
Participants departing Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina or Swift Current should meet tour leader at Chaplin.
Saskatoon participants may meet leader at 8 am in Saskatoon for May 11 and August 19 tours.
The tour ends near Herbert, SK about 6 pm.

Estimated Return Driving Distance from Saskatoon: 600 km

Escorted self-driving group tour

Extended Day Tour from mid May – August

Self-Drive Birding Tour

  • Extended Day Trip from Saskatoon visiting best shorebird habitats in Saskatchewan at Chaplin Shorebird Reserve and nearby hotspots including Reed Lake.
  • Endangered Piping Plover is often found here.
  • Other shorebirds and waders often include White-faced Ibis, Red Knot (spring), Sanderling, Wilson’s Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Marbled Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit, Stilt Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Baird’s Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willet, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer.
  • Possible Grassland birds include Upland Sandpiper, Long-billed Curlew, Lark Bunting, Baird’s Sparrow, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Western Meadowlark.

Suggested items to Bring:

  • Clothes suitable for the weather (rain jacket, sun hat, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars and camera (optional)

Private Full Day Tour Fee: CAD $890 (about US $670) for groups of 1 – 3 persons Taxes included.
Fee includes guiding services only for day trip.  Client supplies their own transportation in personal or rented vehicle. Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.
Save $200. If you have room in a non-smoking vehicle to transport leader from Saskatoon and back.

Public Full Day Group Tour Fee: CAD $690 (about US $520) for groups of 1 – 3 persons Taxes included.
Fee includes guiding services only for day trip.  Client supplies their own transportation in personal or rented vehicle. Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.
Save $200. If you have room in a non-smoking vehicle to transport leader from Saskatoon and back.

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

Tax Receipts

All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity. https://livingskywildliferehabilitation.org/

RESERVATIONS: Send 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

Payment may be made by etransfer payable to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation and emailed to LSWR@sasktel.net

Use landline if you don’t have a cell phone.
Mailing address needed for tax receipt.
Please check all that apply. Payment details will be emailed to you after form is submitted.
Check ALL that apply.
Smoking is allowed only inside your own personal vehicle. No smoking is permitted outside during birding stops or hikes.

 

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Piping Plover by Nick Saunders

Piping Plovers are an endangered species in Saskatchewan. They can be identified by their sandy brown back and single neck band.

Conservation measures to protect Piping Plovers include Nature Saskatchewan’s Plovers on Shore program.

Avocet Photo

Some of over 2000 American Avocets seen on 2022 tour.

Tour Guide for Chaplin Shorebirds Tour: Stan Shadick. Click for more information about your tour guide.

Testimonial

“Awesome experience birding with you” AP July 2022

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. 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.

Can I bring my pet dog on this tour?

Dogs are permitted on private tours provided they are kept on a leash and not let outside of your vehicle at birding stops. Dogs are not permitted on group tours.

Gift Certificates

This Chaplin Shorebirds Tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift, retirement gift, Father’s Day 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.

Other Tours

Chaplin Shorebirds Tour may be combined with:

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

Multiple Tours Discount

Can’t decide which tour to take?

Check out our multiple tours discount described here.

 

Tour Guide: Stan Shadick. Click for more information about your tour guide.

Tour may be combined with:

  • Beaver Creek Birding and Hiking Tour
  • Prairie Lakes Birding Tour
  • Prairie Grasslands Birding Tour
  • Camp Wolf Willow Birding Tour

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

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