Sounds of the Night Nature Group Tour – 2 options for a unique natural experience

Sounds of the Night Nature Tour

Private tours available from March 25 - April 30

Special Public Group Tour: Friday, April 14, 2023

Self-Drive Birding Tour

DESCRIPTION - Sounds of the Night Custom Private Tour

Join Stan Shadick as he leads your small private group on a night driving trip along the backroads south of Saskatoon. Longer tours to Nisbet Forest or Eagle Hills are also possible. During this Sounds of the Night Birding tour, we will make frequent stops near woods and ponds to listen for the hooting of Great Horned Owls and the whistles of Northern Saw-whet owls. We may also hear the drumming of a Ruffed Grouse or the whinny of a Wilson’s Snipe. Other sounds might include the duck-like calls of Wood Frogs, the comb-like call of Boreal Chorus Frogs or the howling of a pack of coyotes. Who knows what other sounds we might discover!

Private Tour begins at 8 pm.

DESCRIPTION - Sounds of the Night Public Group Tour

Join Stan Shadick as he leads a small group of nature enthusiasts on a night driving trip along the backroads of Nisbet Forest near Duck Lake. During this Sounds of the Night Birding tour, we will make frequent stops near woods and ponds to listen for the hooting of Great Horned Owls and the whistles of Northern Saw-whet owls. We may also hear the drumming of a Ruffed Grouse or the whinny of a Wilson’s Snipe. Other sounds might include the duck-like calls of Wood Frogs, the comb-like call of Boreal Chorus Frogs or the howling of a pack of coyotes. Who knows what other sounds we might discover!

Public Tour begins at 8 pm at the north end of Saskatoon and returns about 12 midnight.

Possible Postponement. If the predicted weather (wind, rain) or road conditions are unsuitable, this Sounds of the Night tour will be postponed to the next suitable evening so that we have the best chance of hearing distant sounds. Participants should ensure that they are available to join the tour on any of the subsequent 2 nights (April 15 – 16) in case it needs to be postponed.

TOUR FEE - Sounds of the Night Custom Private Tour

Tour Fee:  3-hour tour fee: CA$190 for your group of 1 – 5 persons travelling in your single personal vehicle during a 3-hour tour south of Saskatoon from 8 pm - 11 pm.
4-hour tour fee: $290 if you wish a 4-hour tour to Nisbet Forest near Duck Lake or Eagle Hills. from 8 pm - 12 midnight.
Fee covers leadership only. Accommodation, transportation, meals and other expenses are not included.
All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity.

TOUR FEE - Sounds of the Night Public Group Tour - April 14

Tour Fee:  CA$95 for your group of 1 – 5 persons travelling in your single personal vehicle on Friday, April 14, 2023 special group tour. Fee covers leadership only. Accommodation, transportation, meals and other expenses are not included. This tour will be limited to a maximum of 5 groups so that our convoy will contain no more than 6 vehicles.
All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity.

Tax Receipt: The person paying for your tour will receive a tax receipt for 50% of the amount paid.

RESERVATIONS

RESERVATIONS: Please complete the form below or send us your full name(s), mailing address with postal code, phone number and email address and we will send you payment instructions.

E-mail: birdtours@sasktel.net

Phone: 306-652-5975

We will email you payment instructions after your form is submitted.

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, please email birdtours@sasktel.net

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

Sounds of the Night Tour

QUESTIONS:

PHONE 306-652-5975 OR

EMAIL BIRDTOURS@SASKTEL.NET

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Click here to listen to the sound of the Northern Saw-whet owl which is one of the birds you may hear during this Sounds of the Night Nature Tour.

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 normally 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.

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How to get to Saskatoon

Air: Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is served by Air Canada, Westjet, and their partners United and Delta.

Train: Saskatoon's  Train Station is served by Via Rail's Canadian train serving Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper and Vancouver.

Bus: Saskatoon - Edmonton and Saskatoon - Regina bus service

Car: Saskatoon is located on Canada's Yellowhead cross-country highway plus 6 other major highways connecting with all cities in Canada and USA. If you drive, you do not need to rent a car for our tours.