Chappell Marsh Birding and Hiking Tour – 2 pleasant hours in natural habitat

Chappell Marsh Birding and Hiking Tour

Private Tours are avaialble from May – September.

Chappell Marsh Birding Tour Description

Experience prairie songbirds and water birds during a short 2-hour hike over prairie trails. Chappell Marsh Conservation Area contains a large pond surrounded by wolf willow and buffaloberry shrubs and grassland. It is located just outside Saskatoon’s boundaries.  The level hiking trails offer good opportunities for observing a variety of songbirds and wildflowers.

Both novice and experienced birders are welcome to join this Chappell Marsh tour. A pair of binoculars is available for use during tour upon request.

During guided tours, we usually select the trails with the best variety of songbirds. The trails are relatively flat and mowed for easy walking.

During spring and summer months from mid-May through early-September over 80 species have been found at Chappell Marsh.  Some birds of interest include: Gadwall, Redhead, Red-necked Grebe, American Avocet, Willet, Black-billed Magpie, Purple Martin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Clay-colored, Vesper and Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Western Meadowlark. Additional migrating songbirds may be seen in late May and late August / early September.


Participants on these tours need to drive their own personal or rented vehicle. RVs and vehicles pulling trailers are permitted on this tour. Owners of full electric vehicles should have sufficient range if their vehicle is charged up in Saskatoon..

Chappell Marsh Birding Tour

FEE: A party of 1 – 4 people is charged a guiding fee of $130. Accommodation and Transportation to the site near the SW boundary of Saskatoon city limits is not included.

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

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.

Step-on Guide Service available for bus tours.

Chappell Marsh Birding Tour Reservations

RESERVATIONS for Chappell Marsh Birding and Hiking Tour: Please complete and submit the following form or email us your full name(s), mailing address, email address and requested tour dates.

Phone: 306-652-5975

Full payment due at time of booking. Payment instruction will be emailed to you after registration form is received.

All fees support Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Use landline if you don’t have a cell phone.
Mailing address needed for tax receipt.
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: or phone 306-652-5975.


Some Birds at Chappell Marsh

Chappell Marsh Birding and Hiking Tour
Northern Pintail
by Nick Saunders
Black-billed Magpie
by Nick Saunders


Can I bring my pet dog on this tour?

Dogs are permitted on private tours provided they are kept on a leash. Dogs are not permitted on group tours.

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.

Gift Certificates Available Now

This Chappell Marsh Birding tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift, Mother’s Day 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.

Tour Guide

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

Other Tours

Chappell Marsh Birding and Hiking Tour may be combined with:

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


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