3-hour Cheerful Chickadee Feeding Tour ♿

HALF Day Chickadee Feeding Tour ♿

November through April

NOTE: We are temporarily stopping this tour until November as a precaution against transmitting Avian Influenza in the Saskatoon area.

CLICK HERE to read about alternative short tours out of Saskatoon.


Self-Drive Birding Tour


  • Let our experienced birding guide show you the best winter bird-rich locations near Saskatoon.
  • Chickadees will feed out of your hand!
    Sometimes nuthatches and downy woodpeckers will as well. Bag of sunflower seeds provided.
    Very popular activity for kids!
  • Both novice and experienced bird watchers are especially welcome.
  • A loaner pair of binoculars may be available during tour if requested in advance.
  • Possible birds to be seen during hikes include Ruffed Grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Pileated Woodpecker, Great Horned Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Northern Shrike, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bohemian Waxwing, Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven.
  • Good opportunities for bird photography
  • In late winter, listen for their spring courtship sound.
  • This tour may be accessible to some persons with low mobility or who are confined to a wheelchair. Please phone 306-652-5975 to discuss details in advance of booking tour. ♿


  1. 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.
  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.


November - February Tours: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
March and April:
Morning Tours:
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM;
Afternoon Tours 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.


CAD $190
for groups of 1 – 5 persons. 
Fee includes guiding services only..
The person paying for the tour may request to receive a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee.
Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.
Trip begins at your Saskatoon hotel or residence.
Masks to be worn during tour when outside vehicle.
SAVE $50 if you have room to transport leader during tour from Saskatoon and back .

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds less a $50 administration fee will be given if cancellation notice received 60 days before date of tour. No refunds after that date.
No refunds if cancellation notice received less than 60 days before date of tour unless another client takes your place.



RESERVATIONS: Fill in the following form or send us 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

If you don't have a cellphone, enter your landline number.
Mailing address needed for tax receipt.
Select all that apply.
Smoking is allowed only inside your own personal vehicle. No smoking is permitted during meals, anywhere in shared accommodations or 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.

Black-capped Chickadee by Nick Saunders

White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruffed Grouse by Nick Saunders


"Thank you again for the awesome tour. We had such a great time and appreciate all we learned from you yesterday!" (C.K. March 2022)


This tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift, retirement 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 may be combined with:

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


Can't decide which tour to take?

Check out our multiple tours discount described here.

All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity.



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 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”. 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.

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