Prairie Grasslands Birding Tour – up to 12 great bird species

Prairie Grasslands Birding Tour

Full Day Tour in late April – July, 2021

Self-Drive Birding Tour

GIFT CERTIFICATES

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BOOK NOW - PAY LATER

You may reserve your 2022 tour now and not pay until February 1, 2022.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Join our experienced local birding guide for a 8 hour drive visiting the best prairie birding habitats in the Saskatoon region for seeing or hearing hard-to-find grassland birds!

Some grassland birds that might be seen or heard during the Prairie Grasslands Birding Tour include: Sharp-tailed Grouse, Swainson’s Hawk, Long-billed Curlew, Upland Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Sprague’s Pipit, Loggerhead Shrike, Western Kingbird, Baird’s Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Western Meadowlark.

Early morning departure recommended.

Suggested items to Bring:

  • Clothes suitable for the weather (rain jacket, sun hat, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars, Spotting Scope and camera (optional)

COVID SAFETY POLICY ON TOURS

  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

TOUR FEE: CA$690 (about US$450) for groups of 1 – 4 persons Taxes included.
Fee includes guiding services during 8 hour trip. A tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee will be issued to the person paying for the tour.
Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.

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

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds less a $100 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

RESERVATIONS: Send us your full name(s), mailing address, email address and requested tour dates.

E-mail: birdtours@sasktel.net
Phone: 306-652-5975
Text: 306-281-2215

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

Western Meadowlark - Prairie Grasslands Birding Tour
Western Meadowlark by Nick Saunders
Sharp-tailed Grouse by Nick Saunders
Baird’s Sparrow by Nick Saunders

OTHER TOURS

This Prairie Grasslands Birding Tour may be taken in conjunction with any of the following summer birding tours.

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

Proceeds support Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation

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.