Snowy Owl Tour

Full Day and Part Day Tours in December, January, February and March

Self-Drive Birding Tour

  • Join our experienced local birding guide for a 3-hour or 8-hour drive through a rural farming district reputed by owl experts to have the highest concentration of wintering Snowy Owls in the world!
  • Full Day Tour departs 9 am and returns about 5 pm.
  • Part Day Tour departs 2:30 pm and returns about 5:30 pm.
  • Option on Full Day tour to visit the best hangout for wintering ducks and geese and Bald Eagles in the province.
  • Other possible birds to be seen during trip may include Golden Eagle, Gyrfalcon, Prairie Falcon, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Gray Partridge, Snow Buntings, Common Redpolls, Common Raven, Bohemian Waxwing, Black-billed Magpie.

COVID SAFETY POLICY

  1. Clients must drive themselves in their own personal or rented vehicle. The leader will drive in a separate vehicle. We will use cell phones to communicate between each other during the tour.
  2. Tour will be rescheduled at no additional cost or refunded  if either the leader or any of the clients show any signs of illness (coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc.).
  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.

Full Day Tour Fee: CA$690 (about US$520) for groups of 1 – 4 persons. Taxes included.
Fee includes guiding services and use of spotting scope. The person paying for the tour will receive a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee. Clients drive their own personal or rented vehicle.  Meals, transportation, accommodation and other costs are NOT included.
Trip begins at your hotel about 9 am and ends about 5 pm.

Special Afternoon Tour during March 1 - 15 2021 Fee: CA$290 for groups of 1-4 persons. Taxes included.
Fee includes guiding services and use of a spotting scope for special 3-hour tour offered in January 2021. Group is limited to 4 persons travelling in a single vehicle. The person paying for the tour will receive a tax receipt for 50% of the tour fee. Clients drive their own personal or rented vehicle.  Meals, transportation, accommodation and other costs are NOT included.
Trip begins in Saskatoon at about 2:30 pm and ends about 5:30 pm

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

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

Tour may be combined with:

  • Forest Winter Birding Tour (good for Great Gray Owl and Northern Hawk Owl)
  • Chickadee Feeding Tour
  • Saskatoon Winter Birdwatching Tour

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

PREVIOUS TOUR CLIENT IMAGE

Here is an image of one Snowy Owl captured by client Brian Henderson during a 2021 tour. We found 3 Snowys on that afternoon trip.

Snowy Owl
by Brian Henderson

Snowy Owl by Nick Saunders

Bald Eagle by Nick Saunders

Golden Eagle by Nick Saunders

Proceeds support Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation