12-hour Birding Tour Quest for majestic Great Gray Owl

Extended Full Day Birding Tour to Prince Albert National Park and adjacent forests to seek out Northern Hawk Owl and Great Gray Owl.

November through April

Self-Drive Birding Tour

  • Join our experienced local birding guide for an Extended Full Day Drive to Boreal Forest habitat in Prince Albert National Park and adjacent areas.
  • Visit best areas for finding and observing wintering Great Gray Owls and Northern Hawk Owls!
  • Great Gray owls may occur in large numbers.
  • Tour departs 9 am and returns about 9 pm.
  • Visit best areas for finding American 3-toed Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Canada Jay, Ruffed Grouse, Spruce Grouse, Pine Grosbeak, Evening Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, Hoary Redpoll.
  • Good opportunities for bird photography!


  1. Clients must drive themselves in their own personal or rented vehicle. The leader will drive in a separate vehicle. We will use cell phones to communicate between each other during the tour.
  2. Tour will be rescheduled at no additional cost or refunded  if either the leader or any of the clients show any signs of illness (coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc.).
  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.

EXTENDED FULL DAY TOUR FEE: CA$790 (about US$600) for groups of 1 – 3 persons.
Fee includes guiding services. Meals and accommodation and transportation are NOT included.
Trip begins at your Saskatoon hotel about 9 am and ends about 9 pm.

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

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


Here are a few images of one actively hunting Great Gray Owl captured by client Brian Henderson during a 2021 tour. We found 4 Great Grays on that trip.

Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl by Nick Saunders
Northern Hawk Owl by Nick Saunders
Hoary Redpoll by Nick Saunders

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

Tour may be combined with:

  • Snowy Owl Tour
  • Chickadee Feeding Tour
  • Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour

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

Proceeds support Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation