Greenwater Lake Birding Group Tour – 3 great days in warbler heaven

Greenwater Lake Birding Tour


3-day Self-Drive Birding Tour

Estimated Return Driving Distance: 600 km

Join a 3-day / 2-night guided Greenwater Lake Birding private tour to visit this provincial park famous for its abundance of warblers, finches, flycatchers, woodpeckers and other forest songbirds. Saskatchewan’s Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is located in a mixed forested region about 270 km east of Saskatoon.

The lakes and wetlands within this park attract many water birds including various ducks, rails, herons and many duck species. A remote area in this park is well-known as a breeding site for Trumpeter Swans. We will keep our eyes peeled for this special bird on any of the park’s accessible ponds.

Both novice and experienced bird watchers are welcome. A loaner pair of binoculars may be available if requested. The leader will bring a spotting scope to allow you to view the Bald Eagles under high magnification.


Participants on these tours need to drive their own personal or rented vehicle. RVs and vehicles pulling trailers are permitted on this private tour. This tour may not be suitable for owners of full electric vehicles due to large distance from charging stations.

Accommodation Options. Both camping and hotel accommodation options are available.

Greenwater Lake Birding Tour Itinerary

Day 1. We will travel in a car convoy departing Saskatoon about 9 am. En route to the park, we will visit a night heron and cormorant colony at Porter Lake and also visit Lake Charron Regional park. After settling into our accommodation at Greenwater Lake park, we will spend the evening hours listening for songs of woodland thrushes and any calling owls.

Day 2. We will hike Greenwater Lake park’s main nature trail in the morning and visit  other local birding spots. In the afternoon, we will drive to other birding hotspots at other nearby lakes.

Day 3. We will spend the morning hours birding in the park. After checking out we will return to Saskatoon making an optional detour to check out the herons and egrets at Quill Lakes.

Greenwater Lake Park Birding Tour Fee

Private Greenwater Lake Park Birding Tour Fee: CAD $1690 (about US $1255, £1090) for a party of 1 - 4 persons travelling in a single vehicle.
Fee includes guiding services. Meals and accommodation and transportation are NOT included.
Trip begins in Saskatoon at 9 am on day 1 and returns about 6 pm on day 3.
SAVE $100. If you have space to transport leader in your personal or rented vehicle during tour from Saskatoon and back, then deduct $100 from the tour fee.

Tax Receipt. You will receipt a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee.

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

Greenwater Lake Park Tour Registration Form

Please complete and submit the following form or email or phone 306-652-5975 and provide your email address and phone number and the name of the tour and requested date. Full payment due at time of booking. Payment instruction will be emailed to you after registration form is received.

Mailing Address needed for tax receipt.
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: or phone 306-652-5975.

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

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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.

Can I bring my pet dog on this tour?

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

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This Greenwater Lake Birding Tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift, retirement gift or special gift for a birder, birdwatcher or anyone interested in nature.

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