Saskatoon Bird Evening Tours – 6 great outings to our best birding hotspots

Saskatoon Bird Evening Tours - 6 great outings to our best birding hotspots

Thursdays July 7 - August 11
 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where are best places to see birds in Saskatoon?

SASKATOON BIRD TOURS DESCRIPTION

Join one or more Saskatoon Bird tours led by Stan Shadick that will visit some of the best bird-rich parks in our city.  Enjoy listening to the songs and sounds of Saskatoon birds.  Observe their colours and behaviours.  Stan will point out the field marks used to identify each species seen or heard.

Many of these Saskatoon Bird Tours will visit the naturalized parks that the city has created to enhance bird habitats.  Many  of these parks have wheel-chair accessible walking trails offering excellent viewing and bird photography opportunities.

During summer months from July through August over 100 Saskatoon bird species are regularly found in our parks.  Some birds of interest include: Horned and Red-necked Grebes, 12 varieties of ducks, Spotted Sandpiper, Common and Black Terns, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, House Wren, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Clay-colored, Vesper, Song and Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Western Meadowlark, Yellow Warbler and Common Yellowthroat.

SASKATOON BIRD TOUR SCHEDULE

  • Thursday July 7 6:30 PM - Cosmopolitan riverbank Park - woodland and river birds
    mainly wheelchair accessible
  • Thursday July 14 6:30 PM - Meewasin riverbank Park - woodland and river birds
    not wheelchair accessible
  • Thursday July 21 6:30 PM - Lakewood Park - woodland and pond birds
    wheelchair accessible
  • Thursday July 28 6:30 PM - Forestry Farm Park - woodland and pond birds
    mainly wheelchair accessible. Park entrance fee not included in tour fee.
  • Thursday August 4 6:30 PM - Donna Birkmaier Park - prairie, woodland and pond birds
    mainly wheelchair accessible
  • Thursday August 11 6:30 PM - Weir riverbank park - prairie, woodland and pond birds
    partly wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair access. Please phone 306-652-5975 to discuss wheelchair access details for each tour.

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 or take a taxi. The leader will normally drive in a separate vehicle.
  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.

SASKATOON BIRD TOUR FEE

FEE: The fee for each Saskatoon Bird tour is $45 per person payable in advance.

MULTI-TOUR DISCOUNT: A discounted fee of $195 per person for the entire series of 6 tours will save you over 25%.

TAX RECEIPT: A tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee will be issued to the person paying for the tour provided payment is made by e-transfer directly to LSWR@sasktel.net

All proceeds support the work of Saskatoon's Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation facility.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds less a $25 administration fee will be given if cancellation notice received 14 days before date of tour.
No refunds if cancellation notice received less than 14 days before date of tour unless another client takes your place.

SASKATOON BIRD TOURS RESERVATIONS

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

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

Payment may be made by e-transfer payable to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation and emailed to LSWR@sasktel.net

All fees support Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.

The fee for each tour is $45 per person. A discounted fee of $195 per person applies if you wish to join all tours. Fee should be sent by e-transfer via e-mail to LSWR@sasktel.net
No smoking is permitted during this walking tour.

If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, then please email: birdtours@sasktel.net or phone 306-652-5975.

 

Some Saskatoon Birds

Saskatoon Bird Tour Series
Spotted Towhee
by Nick Saunders
Donna Birkmaier Birding Tour
Black-billed Magpie
by Nick Saunders
Ruddy Duck by Nick Saunders

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

This Donna Birkmaier and Hyde Parks Birding and Walking tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, Mother's Day gift, Father's Day gift, graduation gift or special gift for a birder, birdwatcher or anyone interested in nature.

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

TOUR GUIDE

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

OTHER TOURS

This Tour may be combined with:

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.