Donna Birkmaier Park Birding and Walking Tour – 3 fantastic hours birding in a Saskatoon’s best natural park ♿

Donna Birkmaier Park Birding and Walking Tour ♿

April:                    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
May - September: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
or 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tour Meeting Place: CLICK HERE for google link to meeting place in parking lot near Taylor Street at Slimmon Road.

Nearest public washrooms: Dairy Queen Grill, 220 Slimmon Road (700 meters SW of parking lot)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Enjoy observing prairie and woodland songbirds plus numerous ducks and other water birds during a private guided 3-hour birding walk through the native habitats of Donna Birkmaier Park.  This naturalized park is located near the east boundary of Saskatoon.  These easy wheel-chair accessible walking trails offer excellent viewing and bird photography opportunities.

Both novice and experienced birders are welcome to join this tour to Donna Birkmaier Park. The leader will point out the field marks used to identify each bird. You may request to borrow a pair of binoculars. The leader will provide a spotting scope for viewing water birds under high magnification.

During summer months from late May through August over 100 species have been found at Donna Birkmaier Park.  Some birds of interest include: Horned and Red-necked Grebes, 12 varieties of ducks, Spotted Sandpiper, Common and Black Terns, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, House Wren, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Clay-colored, Vesper, Song and Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Western Meadowlark, Yellow Warbler and Common Yellowthroat. Additional migrating warblers may be seen in late May and late August / early September.

♿ This Donna Birkmaier Park Tour is ideal for low-mobility clients because the park trails are level and wide and suitable for wheel-chairs.

COVID SAFETY POLICY ON TOURS

  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 or take a taxi. The leader will normally drive in a separate vehicle.
  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.

TOUR FEE

DONNA BIRKMAIER PARK BIRDING TOUR FEE: Groups of 1 – 4 people are charged a guiding fee of $190 for private guided birding tour at Donna Birkmaier Park. Trasnportation and Accommodation and meals are not included. Advance registration required.

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.

Larger group tours available on request.

TOUR RESERVATIONS

RESERVATIONS for Donna Birkmaier Park Birding and Walking Tour: Please complete and submit the following form or email 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

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

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: birdtours@sasktel.net or phone 306-652-5975.

 

Some Birds at Donna Birkmaier Park

Donna Birkmaier Birding Tour
Black-billed Magpie
by Nick Saunders
Ruddy Duck by Nick Saunders

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

This Donna Birkmaier Park Birding and Walking tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, Mother's Day gift, Father's Day gift, graduation 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

Donna Birkmaier Park Birding and Walking 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.

HISTORY

Nearby Hyde Park is named after local farmers Elmer and Agnes Hyde.