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Pelican Photography and Viewing Tour ♿
Private Tours: available from August 15 - September 15
Monday, August 21
Tuesday, September 5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.
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 might be suitable for owners of full electric vehicles. Several Saskatoon hotels have EV charging stations.
If you would like to share the costs of a group tour with other interested birders, then complete the Carpooling Section of the Registration Request Form below or email the tour name, your name, phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Pelican Photography and Viewing Tour Fee: CAD $590 (about US $ 440, £390) for 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.
August 21 or September 5, 2023 Pelican Photography and Viewing Group Tour Fee: CAD $490 (about US $ 440, £390) per vehicle with 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 $390 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: email@example.com 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.
If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 306-652-5975.
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.
Covid Safety Policy on Tours
- Your tour leader is fully vaccinated.
- 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.
- This policy may change when public health orders change or when Covid case numbers decrease.
- 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.
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Questions about the Pelican Tour
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- Phone 306-652-5975
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