Prairie Lakes Birding and Photography Tour – 4 hours with spectacular water birds

Prairie Lakes Birding and PhotographyTour

HALF Day Tours in mid-April – October

Self-Drive Birding Tour


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Prairie Lakes Birding and Photography Tour

Join our experienced local birding guide for a 4 hour drive to visit some of the best bird-rich prairie lakes in the Saskatoon region. We will visit deep lakes for viewing diving ducks and pelicans. We will also visit shallow ponds for observing dabbling ducks, grebes and wetland sparrows, rails and other marsh birds.

Good opportunities for photography.

A checklist of Saskatchewan birds is available HERE.


Morning Tours: 8 AM - 12 Noon
Afternoon Tours: 1 PM - 5 PM

Suggested items to Bring:

  • Clothes suitable for the weather (rain coat, hat, walking shoes, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars and camera or spotting scope (optional)


  1. Your tour leader is fully vaccinated. For everyone's health and safety, participants must bring a paper copy showing their personal proof of full covid vaccination.
  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. Isogel available on tours.
  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.

TOUR FEE - Prairie Lakes Birding Tour

Tour Fee: CA$290 (about US$230, £170) for groups of 1 – 4 persons. Taxes included.
Fee covers expert guiding services during 4 hour tour.
Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.

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.


RESERVATIONS: Please complete and submit the form below or email us your full name(s), mailing address, email address and requested tour dates.

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

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, then please email: or phone 306-652-5975.


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


Ruddy Duck by Nick Saunders
Horned Grebe by Nick Saunders
American White Pelican by Nick Saunders
Western Grebe by Nick Saunders



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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

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