Saskatoon Shorebirds – Great 3-hour tour ♿

Saskatoon Shorebirds Tour ♿

Escorted 3-hour or 4-hour Birding Tour

JULY - AUGUST

Private escorted self-drive tours offered daily

MORNING TOURS: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AFTERNOON TOURS: 2:00 PM - 5:00 OPM

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO FIND SHOREBIRDS NEAR SASKATOON?

Some wetlands near Saskatoon, Canada often have a good variety of sandpipers, dowitchers,  phalaropes, plovers and other shorebirds.

TOUR DESCRIPTION - Saskatoon Shorebirds Tour

  • Short 3-hour Saskatoon Shorebirds Tour will visit the best shorebird habitats near the city.
  • Longer 4-hour tour (recommended) will also visit some great shorebird habitats at a greater distance.
  • Novice and experienced bird watchers are welcome to join this tour.
    If available, you may borrow a pair of binoculars during this tour.
  • A spotting scope will be available for viewing the birds from the roadside at high magnification.
  • Ideal birthday, anniversary, retirement, Mother's Day, Father's Day or graduation gift for the birder in your family.
  • Other shorebirds found on Saskatoon Shorebirds Tour often include Sanderling, Wilson’s Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit, Stilt Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Baird’s Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willet, Solitary Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer.
  • ♿ This tour is ideal for low-mobility clients because they may choose to remain in their vehicle during this driving tour.

Suggested items to Bring:

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

PUBLIC WASHROOMS: Located at gas stations in towns along our route.

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 usually 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.
  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 or drive client's vehicle.

TOUR FEE - Saskatoon Shorebirds Tour

3-hour Tour Fee: CA$240 for groups of 1 – 3 persons Taxes included.
Fee includes guiding services only for the tour.  Client supplies their own transportation in personal or rented vehicle. Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.
SAVE $50 if you have room to transport the leader throughout the tour from Saskatoon.

4-hour Tour Fee: CA$295 for groups of 1 – 3 persons Taxes included.
Fee includes guiding services only for the tour.  Client supplies their own transportation in personal or rented vehicle. Meals, transportation and accommodation are NOT included.
SAVE $50 if you have room to transport the leader throughout the tour from Saskatoon.

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 30 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.

All proceeds support the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity. https://livingskywildliferehabilitation.org/

TOUR RESERVATIONS

RESERVATIONS: Please complete and submit the form below or email 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

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

Use landline if you don't have a cell phone.
Mailing address needed for tax receipt.
Please select all that apply.
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: birdtours@sasktel.net or phone 306-652-5975.

Saskatoon Shorebird Tor
Willet displaying
by Burt Wang

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

TESTIMONIALS

"Awesome experience birding with you" AP July 2022

GIFT CERTIFICATES

This Chaplin Shorebirds Tour makes an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift, retirement gift, Father's Day 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.

OTHER TOURS

Chaplin Shorebirds 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.

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.