Best Birding Hotspots of SE Saskatchewan
JUNE 17 - 20, 2022
Escorted self-driving tour
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Join a small group of birders on a special 4-day / 3-night birding tour to the Willow Bunch, Souris River and Moose Mountain Park regions of SE Saskatchewan. We will visit the favourite birding hotspots of Saskatchewan's keenest birders.
This Best Birding Hotspots of SE Saskatchewan is the final tour in the Saskatchewan Birding Hotspots Series offered by Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours. This tour can easiily be taken following our Cypress Hills - Grasslands Park tour on June 12 - 17, 2022.
In the Willow Bunch Area, we will search for woodland songbirds as we explore St Victor Petroglyphs Park and Jean Louis Legare Regional Park. In the surrounding area, we might find a Long-billed Curlews or possibly a nesting Golden Eagle.
Some of the special unique birds along the Souris River include Eastern Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Eastern Bluebird, Orchard Oriole and Lazuli Bunting. We also look for a rare Chimney Swifts, Red-headed Woodpecker or Black-headed Grosbeak.
In SE Saskatchewan's Moose Mountain Park, we will watch and listen for Broad-winged Hawk, Great Crested Flycatcher plus loons, pelicans and a good variety of warblers.
See sidebar for a list of potential species of interest in SE Saskatchewan.
A checklist of Saskatchewan birds may be downloaded HERE.
Transportation: All participants will travel in their own personal or rented vehicle. Masks will be worn birding stops.
Accommodation Options. Both camping and hotel accommodation options are available.
Proposed SE Saskatchewan Birding Tour Itinerary
Weather conditions may result in changes to this planned itinerary.
Tour starts at St. Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Historic Park about 4 pm. We will view these indigenous petroglyphs and watch for woodland songbirds.
Some of our planned birding stops include the following sites.
- St. Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Historic Park
- Willow Bunch village
- Overnight night at Jolly Giant Motel named after the giant Édouard Beaupré, the 5th tallest person to ever live at 8 feet, 3 inches.
- Campers can stay at Jean Louis Legare Regional Park.
We plan to spend the day making frequent birding stops in the grasslands of the Big Muddy valley..
- In the morning, we will hike some trails in bird-rich Jean Louis Legare Regional Park named after Jean Legare, a fur trader and friend of Sitting Bull.
- Visit Saskatchewan's spectacular Castle Butte (roads permitting). Rock Wrens are possible at this scenic spot.
- Big Muddy Grasslands
- Rafferty Dam
- Overnight at a motel in Estevan, SK
- Explore Souris Valley watching for rare Chimney Swifts.
We plan to drive along the Souris River valley between Estevan and the US border watching for grassland and woodland birds. We plan to visit
- Roche Percee
- Souris River
- Supper and overnight accommodation at Moose Mountain Park.
Campers may stay at a park campground.
- Hike Whispering Pines Trail in evening.
Today we will hike several easy trails within Moose Mountain Park looking for woodland songbirds.
We will return home in the afternoon.
June 17 - 20, 2022 Birding Hotspots of SE Saskatchewan Public Group Tour Fee: CAD $790 (about US $620) for a group of 1 - 4 persons travelling in a single vehicle.
Fee includes guiding services. Meals and accommodation and transportation are NOT included.
Trip begins in Saskatoon at 8 am on June 12 and ends at Mankota, Saskatchewan about noon on June 17.
Tax Receipt. You will receipt a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee.
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.
The number of participants accepted on this group tour is limited.
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