Sounds of the Night Nature Group Tour

Tentative Date: Friday, April 15, 2022 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Self-Drive Birding 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. 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!

Tour begins at 8 pm at the north end of Saskatoon and returns about 11:30 pm.

Possible Postponement. If the predicted weather (wind, rain) or road conditions are unsuitable, this 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 5 nights (April 25 – 29) in case it needs to be postponed.


  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.

Tour Fee:  CA$50 per person or CA$85 for your group of 2 – 5 persons travelling in your single personal vehicle. 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: Send us your full name(s), mailing address and email address and we will send you payment options


Phone: 306-652-5975
Text: 306-281-2215

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

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

Great Horned Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl