CANADA BIRDING TOURS – 37 Great Tours for Birdwatchers and Bird Photographers

CANADA BIRDING TOURS

Canada Birding Tours

WHERE TO GO BIRDING IN CANADA?

Saskatchewan has many of Canada’s Best Birding Hotspots

Make Saskatoon, Saskatchewan your First Destination for a Canada Birding Tour.

Many of the Best Birding hotspots for Canada Birding tours are located near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is located in central Canada where two major North American bird flyways meet - Central Flyway and Mississippi Flyway. See both eastern and western North American birds at one destination!

Canada Birding Tours -
Central and Mississippi Flyways meet in Saskatchewan!

During the breeding season in June and July, a Canada Birding Tour to Saskatoon could find about 150 bird species 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, geese and shorebirds become plentiful. Many rarities show up here in October.

Because Saskatoon is located in Canada's heartland, Canada birding tours offered here by Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours can see both eastern and western North American bird species on a single birding tour. Many of Canada's rarest birds are best seen in Saskatchewan, Canada. For example, we are the only province in Canada where both Eastern Whip-poor-will and Common Poorwill are regularly found. Saskatchewan's bird checklist includes over 380 species of birds of which over 300 species occur annually.
You may download a checklist of Saskatchewan birds HERE.

Wonder where to go birding near Saskatoon, Canada?

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours offers private and group guided birding tours and bird photography tours out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Check out our great selection of Canada Birding Tours.

Some of our special Canada birding tours include viewing:
Dancing Sharp-tailed Grouse (spring),
Prairie birds (summer),
Whooping Cranes (fall),
Snowy Owls (winter).

For more information about all of our regular Canada birding tours, photo tours and workshops, CLICK HERE.

Custom tours and bird ID workshops are also available.

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours is owned by our local Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation charity and all proceeds support their work in caring for injured and orphaned wild birds with a goal of returning them to the wild.

Because our birding tour leader has been an active birdwatcher for over 5 decades, you can be assured he will find you the best birds during our Canada Birding Tours.

Our Canada birding tour gift certificates make excellent Christmas gifts, birthday gifts or anniversary birding gifts for birders interested in birds and nature.

2022 CANADA BIRDING TOURS SCHEDULE

CLICK THE FOLLOWING SASKATOON CUSTOM BIRD TOURS FOR DETAILS.

JUNE

JULY - AUGUST

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER

JANUARY - MARCH 2023

APRIL- MAY 2022

MULTIPLE TOURS DISCOUNT

Can't decide which tour to take?

Check out our multiple tours discount for Canada birding tours 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.

Travel Requirements: Current travel requirements for entering Canada are provided here. Fully vaccinated travelers from USA no longer need a pre-arrival Covid test to enter Canada or to return to USA.

CANADA BIRDING TOUR INFORMATION REQUEST FORM

You may use the following form to request Canada birding tour suggestions during your proposed travel dates to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Alternatively, you may email birdtours@sasktel.net to request this information.

You may also list a landline or type NONE.

 

Saskatoon Custom Bird Tours

Let us show you the best birds during our Canada Birding Tours.

PRIVATE BIRDING TOURS

GROUP BIRDING TOURS

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

HALF-DAY TOURS

FULL-DAY TOURS

MULTI-DAY TOURS

BIRDING BY EAR WORKSHOPS

List of Special Bird Species

Some of the birds that may be seen on certain of our Canada Birding Tours.

  • Greater White-fronted Goose
  • Snow Goose
  • Ross's Goose
  • Cackling Goose
  • Tundra Swan
  • Gadwall
  • Redhead
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Gray Partridge
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse - dancing in spring
  • Eared Grebe
  • Western Grebe
  • American White Pelican
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Egret
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • White-faced Ibis
  • Bald Eagle
  • Swainson's Hawk
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Rough-legged Hawk
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Yellow Rail
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Whooping Crane
  • Piping Plover
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • American Avocet
  • Long-billed Curlew
  • Upland Sandpiper
  • Wilson's Phalarope
  • California Gull
  • Franklin's Gull
  • Forster's Tern
  • Snowy Owl - winter
  • Northern Hawk Owl - winter
  • Great Gray Owl - winter
  • Common Poorwill
  • Eastern Whip-poor-will
  • Red-naped Sapsucker
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Black-backed Woodpecker
  • Cordilleran Flycatcher
  • Dusky Flycatcher
  • Say's Phoebe
  • Western Kingbird
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Black-billed Magpie
  • Rock Wren
  • Pacific Wren
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Sprague's Pipit
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur
  • Spotted Towhee
  • Clay-colored Sparrow
  • Brewer's Sparrow
  • Lark Bunting
  • Lark Sparrow
  • Baird's Sparrow
  • Nelson's Sparrow
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Common Redpoll - winter
  • Hoary Redpoll - winter

Please ask about other bird species of interest to you.

YOUR LEADER FOR CANADA BIRDING TOURS

TOUR GUIDE: Your guide has many years of experience finding and observing birds throughout Saskatchewan. For over 30 years, Stan Shadick has been a birding guide for nature tours around Saskatchewan and other parts of the country that have been organized by Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, Nature Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan Extension Division. He is past president of Nature Saskatchewan as well as past president and current field trip chairman for the Saskatoon Nature Society. He is a co-editor of the reference publication “Birds of the Saskatoon Area” and contributed significantly to the recently published “Birds of Saskatchewan”. He is currently a regional coordinator for the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas project and helps with their bird identification workshops. He regularly contributes sightings to e-bird and currently holds the e-bird record for the most bird species seen in Saskatchewan.

Stan volunteers his time leading our birding tours so that all proceeds benefit the work of Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Stan Shadick - Tour Leader