Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour 2024

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Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour

Private Tours: Daily November – March

Special Group Budget Tours:
$45 per person

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Forestry Farm Park)
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Forestry Farm Park)
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Custom designed Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tours to match your interests with optional visits to Saskatoon Zoo and Museum of Natural Sciences

Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour Description

  • Walk through Saskatoon’s best bird-rich city parks with our experienced local guide.
    Look for winter visitors such as Bohemian Waxwings, crossbills, chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, woodpeckers, Common Goldeneye.
  • 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 any ducks and geese on the river under high magnification.
  • Visit best hangouts for ducks and geese.
  • Optionally visit to the Museum of Natural Sciences with exhibits featuring live fish, birds and plants plus displays about dinosaurs, fossils and minerals. (Private Tours only) https://artsandscience.usask.ca/museumofnaturalsciences/index.php
  • Optionally visit Saskatoon’s Zoo featuring prairie wild birds and mammals. (Private Tours only)
    saskatoon.ca/parks-recreation-attractions/events-attractions/saskatoon-forestry-farm-park-zoo
  • Local Birding expert Stan Shadick will be your guide for this walking and driving tour of Saskatoon’s parks and museums. He will identify birds seen or heard along the trip and carry a scope to permit magnified views of the ducks and geese on the river. We will walk at a relatively slow pace.
  • Meeting Location. The meeting location will be emailed to registered guests.
  • Advance Registration Required.

What to Wear

Dress for the weather.
Wear winter hat, winter coat, warm pants and long underwear and winter snow boots.

Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour Fee

Private Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour Fee: CAD $130 (about US $95,  £75) for a party of 1 – 4 persons.  
Fee includes guiding services only. Meals, accommodation, transportation and admission fees are NOT included. This fee is the total fee for your party (not a per person fee).
Morning option 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Afternoon Option: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Budget Group Tour Fee: CAD $45 per person (about US $30, £25) .  
Fee includes guiding services only. Meals, accommodation, transportation and admission fees are NOT included. This tour is limited to a maximum of 12 participants plus leader.

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 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 Winter Birdwatching Tour Reservation Form

RESERVATIONS: Submit the following form or send us your full name(s), mailing address, email address and requested tour dates.

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

Full payment due at time of booking. Payment instruction will be emailed to you after registration form is received. You may also phone Stan Shadick at 306-652-5975.

If you don’t have a cellphone, enter your landline number.
Mailing address needed for tax receipt.
Select all that apply. Payment details will be emailed to you after form is submitted.
Smoking is allowed only inside your own personal vehicle. No smoking is permitted during meals, anywhere in shared accommodations or 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.

 

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Other Tours

Other Tours and Workshops: Click here to see a complete list of our upcoming tours and workshops that may be combined with this Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour.

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Multiple Tours Discount

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Check out our multiple tours discount described here.

All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity.

Tour Guide

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

How to get to Saskatoon

Air: Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is served by Air Canada, Westjet and their U.S. partners United and Delta.

Air Canada Star Alliance partners also include Aegean, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels, Copa, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, EVA, Lot, Lufthansa, SAS, Shenzhen, Singapore, South African, Swiss, TAP, Thai, Turkish, United.

Westjet international partners include AeroMexico, Air France, Air Transat, Azores, Cathay Pacific, China, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Hainan, Hong Kong, Japan, KLM, Korean, LATAM, Philippine, Quantas, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen.

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.

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 may use cell phones to communicate between each other during the driving portion of this tour.
  3. This policy may change when public health orders change or when Covid case numbers decrease.
  4. 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.