40 Great Saskatchewan Bird Photography and Birdwatching Tours and Workshops from Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Email: birdtours [at] sasktel.net
Phone: 306 [then] 652 [then] 5975

Book a private birdwatching tour, a private bird photography session or join any of our many group birding tours and bird photography workshops in Saskatchewan, Canada.

NEWS FLASH: During February 2024, it is currently possible to observe well over 20 Snowy Owls on an Extended Full Day Snowy Owl Private Tour from Saskatoon, Canada! Such a high concentration is a rare event. Our February 9, 2024 Snowy Owl Photography Tour found 37 Snowy Owls. In addition, a half-day tour may find up to 3 Snowy Owls.
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2 Northern Hawk Owls may be photographed during a private tour to the boreal forest or on a public group tour on February 24 and 25, 2024.
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We can take you to an area to photograph up to 2 Northern Pygmy Owls.
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A Single Great Gray Owl may be photographed during a private full day tour.
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Birdwatching Tours and Bird Photography Sessions in Saskatchewan, Canada

Bird Photography

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HALF-DAY PRIVATE BIRDWATCHING

Bird Tours Gift Certificate
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TOURS

FULL-DAY PRIVATE BIRDWATCHING TOURS

MULTI-DAY GROUP BIRDWATCHING TOURS

LOW MOBILITY BIRDWATCHING TOURS
BLIND / LOW VISION BIRDING TOURS
BIRDING BY EAR ONLINE WORKSHOPS

WARBLER ID ONLINE WORKSHOPS

WHOOPING CRANE TOURS

SANDHILL CRANE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS

SANDHILL CRANE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

SNOWY OWL TOURS

GREAT GRAY OWL  PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

DANCING GROUSE PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

QUESTIONS: Email birdtours [AT] sasktel.net

CLICK HERE for more information about our Whooping Crane Tours and Sandhill Crane Photography Tours.

Northern Hawk Owl Photo Tours
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CLICK HERE for Dancing Grouse Tour Information.

CLICK HERE for more information about our Whooping Crane Tours and Sandhill Crane Photography Tours.

CLICK HERE for information about 2024 Sandhill Crane Photography Workshop.

Snowy Owl Tours
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Prince Albert National Park Birding Tour
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Northern Pygmy Owl Photography Tours
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Where are the Best Places to Go Birdwatching in Saskatchewan, Canada?

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours offers private and group guided birdwatching tours and bird photography tours out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Our selection of Canada Birding Tours makes Saskatoon the best destination for birding tourists.

Some of our special tours include photographing and viewing Dancing Grouse (spring), Prairie, Forest and Wetland birds (summer), Whooping Cranes and Sandhill Cranes (fall), Snowy Owls and Great Gray Owls (winter).
Custom tours and bird ID workshops available.

Our birdwatching tours and bird photography tours make excellent birthday gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, Father’s Day gifts, retirement gifts or anniversary birding gifts for birders interested in birds and nature.

Saskatoon is located where two major North American bird flyways meet. During the breeding season in June and July about 150 bird species occur within our nearby grassland, wetland and woodland habitats. This bird list is augmented during the migration months of May, August and September when boreal and arctic nesting warblers, flycatchers, vireos and shorebirds become plentiful.

Because both eastern and western North American birds occur here, our Saskatchewan birdwatching tours out of Saskatoon, Canada can show you the best selection of North American bird species from a single hub.

Please scroll down on this page and complete our Tour Suggestions Request Form so that we can advise you on the best tours we can offer based upon the dates of your planned visit to Saskatchewan.

Lists with links to descriptions of our available tours are found below.

February – March Birdwatching Tours and Bird Photography Tours

Private tours available on most dates. Dates of any special group tours are noted.

April – May Birdwatching and Bird Photography Tours and Workshops

Private tours available on most dates. Dates of any special group tours are noted.

June – August Birdwatching Tours and Bird Photography Tours

Private tours available on most dates.
Dates of any special group tours are noted.

September – October Birdwatching Tours

Testimonials about our Birdwatching Tours and Bird Photography Tours

CLICK to listen to Calgary Naturalist Brian Keating on CBC Calgary Radio giving an on-air review of a tour he booked with us.

Global TV News Report: Click Here.

“I drove to Saskatoon and met Stan Shadick who arranged for me to observe lekking Sharp-tailed Grouse. Stan set up a blind for me, enabling me to take photos in the early morning hours (04:10 to 08:00, Wednesday, May 5). It was a birding thrill for the year. ” (L. Corkum)

That was such a great trip!  Thanks so much for the use of the blind and sharing your general knowledge and expertise. (J. Lee)

“We really appreciated your tour last Wednesday; [Our young grandson] loved it!! He also told us he learned alot.  I believe you have inspired him to continue his passion of birding.  Thanks again for the wonderful guiding! (D. Dear)

“Was in a private tour with Stan this spring. The best one I have ever had. Highly recommended!” (J. Deng)

Stanley was as polite, informative, and knowledgeable as you could want in a guide for this kind of tour. We spent about two hours moving up and down a trail along the river at a leisurely pace while he picked out different birds either by their song or by catching sight of them flying by us.

He had a wealth of knowledge about the different birds we spotted, some of the other wildlife in the area, and of Saskatoon too. I was curious about his interest and background in birding and he was happy to chat about it which was really interesting. His passion for birds and birding comes through in spades and I’d recommend this tour to anyone. (C Nolan Ireland)

Hi Stan
Thank you so much for the great birding on the weekend !
We both loved it ..
R.M. Nanaimo, BC

 

 

Monthly Newsletter

Learn about special offers and new birding and bird photography tours.
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Group Birdwatching Tours and Bird Photography Tours arranged by date

Group Tour dates are subject to change until they are booked.
Private tours are available on many other dates.
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February – March

Ptarmigan Tour
Ptarmigan Tour

April – May

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Birdwatching tours
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June

July

Multiple Tours Discount for Bird Photography and Birdwatching Tours

Can’t decide which birdwatching tour to take?
Check out our multiple tours discount described here.

Carpooling

If you would like to share the costs of a tour with other interested birders, then complete the Carpooling Section of the Registration Request Form or email the tour name, your name, phone number and email address to birdtours [at] sasktel.net

Questions?

EMAIL birdtours@sasktel.net to book a birdwatching tour, to order a gift certificate or with any questions.
Please include your name and a contact phone number and other pertinent information.

Gift Certificates Available

These tours make an excellent birthday gift, anniversary gift, graduation gift or special gift for a birder, birdwatcher or anyone interested in nature.

Click here for information about gift certificates for any of our 2023 and 2024 birding and bird photography tours.

How to get to Saskatoon

Air: Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is served by Flair,  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.

Entering Canada

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My recent fully vaccinated international clients tell me there are no significant delays at the border provided they have fully completed the ArriveCan app in advance.

Other Things to Do

Get more ideas on what to do on the Kayak Saskatoon Travel Guide.

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 will use cell phones to communicate between each other during the 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.

TOUR SUGGESTIONS REQUEST FORM

Send us your possible tour dates and we will get back to you with the best tour suggestions for that time period.

You may also list a landline or type NONE.