Saskatchewan Whooping Cranes

  1. 2016
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016
    Tour Duration: 
    5 days
    Tour Price:
     $1,550 CAD, $1,315 USD
    Single Supplement:
     $340 CAD, $290 USD
    Tour Starts/Ends: 
    Saskatoon, SK
    + 5% GST for Canadians, + 2.5% GST for non-Canadians
    Number of Persons Limit: 
  2. 2017
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to Sunday, October 8, 2017
    Tour Duration: 
    5 days

• Spectacular migration of tens of thousands of geese and cranes 
• Fine selection of Prairie birds and mammals
• Visit a variety of habitats from marshlands, wetlands to mixed-grass prairie



In mid-October, Sandhill Cranes migrate by the thousands south across southern Saskatchewan, stopping at various localities to refuel before continuing their journey. With them are a handful of Whooping Cranes, coming south from breeding grounds in Wood Buffalo National Park in the Northwest Territories.

We have a good chance of finding Whooping Cranes on our birding tour as there is a fine network of field observers scouting the area for these legendary birds. Along with cranes, tens of thousands of Snow Geese and Canada Geese, with lesser numbers of Ross’s and Greater White-fronted Geese, are pouring through, as well as other waterfowl including all three species of scoters, raptors and passerines, especially large flocks of Lapland Longspurs with Snow Buntings and possibly Smith’s Longspurs, and Northern Shrikes.

Itinerary View Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Saskatchewan

Day 2-4: Whooping Crane search

Day 5: Departure 

Featured Wildlife

"The guides were marvellous and the other participants knowledgable and very helpful. Seeing the number of individual species was wonderful. The Whooping Cranes were thrilling to actually see.  Thank you!" - 2015 participant

"Seeing the Whooping Cranes, the Snow Geese, the moose and the eagles was wonderful.  The guides were very knowledgable and mixed us socially and treated us with respect." - 2015 participant

“It was an excellent trip! Great leaders, nice people to travel with, nice country, good weather.” - 2015 participant