Saskatchewan Whooping Cranes

Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2015 to Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tour Duration: 
5 days
Tour Price:
 $1,450 CAD, $1,395 USD
Single Supplement:
 $260 CAD, $250 USD
+ 5% GST for Canadians, + 2.5% GST for non-Canadians
Number of Persons Limit: 
12
Tour Starts/Ends: 
Saskatoon, SK
Highlights

• 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

 

Overview

In mid-October, Sandhill Cranes migrate by the thousands migrate 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 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 

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