Eagle Creek and Eagle Hills Birding Tour – 8 hours with fascinating woodland and water birds ♿

Eagle Creek and Hills Birdwatching Tour Video

 

Eagle Creek and Eagle Hills Birding Tour ♿

Mid-May to July

Suggested Time: 8 AM - 4 PM

Self-Drive Guided Birding Tour from Saskatoon, Canada to Eagle Creek and Hills

Accessible public washrooms: Eagle Creek Regional Park concession and ball diamond.

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Eagle Creek and Hills Birding Tour Description

Situated about 60 minutes from Saskatoon, the dense moist woodlands of the Eagle Hills provides nesting habitat for many species of songbirds. If desired, we can start with a 1 - 2 hour walk along an old level road through some Saskatchewan Wildlife Habitat Lands on top of the Eagle hills. Here we will look and listen for woodpeckers, flycatchers, warblers, sparrows and other songbirds. Some birds of interest often include Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Baltimore Oriole, White-throated Sparrow, Least and Alder Flycatchers. If we are lucky, we might hear or see the rare Connecticut Warbler as well as Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Broad-winged Hawk.

Later we can make frequent stops along a nearby back road through these woods and stop to photograph the tremendous views from the edge of these Eagle Hills.

On our return drive, we will make stops at Eagle Creek Regional Park and also visit a variety of back road bridges over Eagle Creek where we might find Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Veery, Spotted Towhee, Cliff Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Spotted Sandpiper and perhaps a Great Blue Heron. A pair of nesting Sandhill Cranes is often seen on this tour.

Join us for this leisurely driving tour.  Great for a family outing. Both novice and experienced bird watchers are welcome. A loaner pair of binoculars may be available if requested.

During this Eagle Hills and Eagle Creek birding tour, your leader will identify the birds and set up a spotting scope allowing you to get the best view of the birds.

♿ This tour is ideal for low-mobility clients because they may remain in their vehicle during this driving tour.

Transportation

Participants on these tours need to drive their own personal or rented vehicle. RVs are permitted on private tours but vehicles pulling trailers are not feasible on this tour. This tour may be suitable for owners of full electric vehicles if the vehicle is charged up in Saskatoon from where the estimated return distance is about 250 km.

Eagle Creek and Hills Birding Tour Fee

Private Escorted Tour Fee: CAD $590 (about US $440, £390) for a party of 1 to 4 persons on the day of your choice. Fee covers expert guiding services during the 8-hour tour. Meals, transportation, park entry fee and accommodation are NOT included. Taxes included.
SAVE $100 if you have room to transport leader during tour 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 provided payment is made by e-transfer to LSWR@sasktel.net.

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.

RESERVATIONS

RESERVATIONS: 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

Use landline if you don't have a cell phone.
Mailing address needed for tax receipt.
Select all that apply.
Smoking is allowed only inside your own personal vehicle. No smoking is permitted outside during birding stops or hikes.

Please email birdtours@sasktel.net if you do not hear back from us within 24 hours.

Swainson's Hawk
Pair of Swainson's Hawks
by May Haga

Nature Walk

by Saskatchewan poet Phylliss Babcock

Amongst the purple shadows in the early light
Flocks of birds taking ready for flight
Sprinkles of colors and various shades of green
A place that remains untouched and unseen.

Water slowly trickles along the small creek
Where you find pebbles and stones so unique
Overhead the bird of prey with eyes like a hawk
Will gaze over everything that crawls or walks.

Click here for the complete poem.

Eagle Creek and Eagle Hills Birding Tour
Spotted Towhee
by Nick Saunders

Can I bring my pet dog on this tour?

Dogs are permitted on private tours providing they are kept on a leash.

Tour Guide

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

What to Bring

Suggested items to Bring:

  • Clothes suitable for the weather (rain coat, hat, walking shoes, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars and camera or spotting scope (optional)
  • Ensure your vehicle has a full gas tank

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. 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.

Other Tours

This Eagle Creek and Hills Birding Tour may be taken in conjunction with any of the following summer birding tours.

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.

Gift Certificates Available Now

This Eagle Creek and Hills Birding Tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift, Mother's Day gift, Father's Day 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.

Proceeds support Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity.