7-hour graceful Pelican Photography and Viewing Tour ♿




Self-Drive Birding Tour

Pelican Tour Description

Join Stan Shadick for a 7-hour pelican photography and viewing driving tour to view a location where hundreds of American White Pelicans congregate before migrating south. We should also see many other kinds of ducks and other water birds.  This trip is ideal for photography of pelicans in flight.

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 birds under high magnification.

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

What to wear

What to Wear. In case of an early snowfall or cool wet weather, bring a winter coat, raincoat, hat, gloves and long underwear. Bring your binoculars plus a camera and a scope (optional).


Participants on these tours need to drive their own personal or rented vehicle. RVs and vehicles puling trailers are permitted on private tours but are not recommended. The 220 km estimated driving distance should be suitable for owners of full electric vehicles. Several Saskatoon hotels have EV charging stations.

Tour Fee

PRIVATE PELICAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIEWING TOUR FEE for 7-hour tour excluding transportation: CAD $590 (about US $ 440, £390for a party of 1 – 5 persons. Fee includes only guiding services of leader and shared use of spotting scope. Client must cover their transportation costs in a personal or rented vehicle. We can communicate via cell phone. Accommodation and meals are not included.. We can stop to pick up food for lunch.

SAVE $100. Tour Fee described above will be reduced to CAD $490 if you provide transportation for leader in your personal or rented vehicle during tour from Saskatoon to destination and back to Saskatoon.

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

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.

All guiding fee proceeds will be donated to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.


To register for this pelican tour, please complete and submit the following form or email: birdtours@sasktel.net and provide names of clients, their addresses and requested tour name and tour date.
Full payment due at time of booking. We will contact you with payment options.

Use landline if you don't have a cell phone.
Mailing address needed for tax receipt.
Save $100.
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, then please email: birdtours@sasktel.net or phone 306-652-5975.

Pelican Photography and Viewing Tour


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.

Can I bring my pet dog on this pelican tour?

Dogs are permitted on private tours but cannot be let out of the car when we are stopping to look at birds. Dogs are not permitted on group tours.

Gift Certificate

GIFT CERTIFICATE: Click here for information about purchasing a gift certificate for this pelican tour or any of our other tours.

Questions about the Pelican Tour

  • Email birdtours@sasktel.net
  • Phone 306-652-5975

STAN SHADICK:  Guide for Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Stan Shadick - Tour Leader

TOUR GUIDE: Your guide has many years of experience finding and observing birds throughout Saskatchewan. For over 30 years, Stan Shadick has been a birding guide for nature tours around Saskatchewan and other parts of the country that have been organized by Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours, Nature Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Extension Division.

Stan is past president of Nature Saskatchewan as well as past president and current field trip chairman for the Saskatoon Nature Society. He is a co-editor of the reference publication “Birds of the Saskatoon Area” and contributed significantly to the recently published “Birds of Saskatchewan”.

Stan was a regional coordinator for the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas project and helps with their bird identification workshops. He regularly contributes sightings to e-bird and currently holds the e-bird record for the most bird species seen in Saskatchewan.

Stan volunteers his time leading Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours so that all proceeds benefit the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.