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Buffalo Pound Park Birding Tour - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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Buffalo Pound Lake is situated in the beautiful Qu’Appelle River valley north of the city of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It is one of Saskatchewan’s birding hotspots for water birds and songbirds. From May through September, the lake and marshes are home to Western, Red-necked, Eared and Pied-billed Grebes plus many ducks, pelicans, cormorants, gulls (Ring-billed and Franklin’s) and Terns (Forster’s and Black).

//This tour is available from May 15 to September 15//

10:30 AM

Meeting Point

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Entrance Gate

- Drive north from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on highway 2 for 13 km past highway 1. Turn onto highway 202 and proceed to the Park Entrance Gate. After paying the park entrance fee, park just past the entrance gate and I will meet you there at 10:30 AM.

10:50 AM

Buffalo Paddock / Nicolle Flats

We will make our first stop at the park’s Buffalo Paddock where we will look for any nearby bison.


From here we will walk the boardwalk looking and listening for herons, bitterns, rails, wrens, sparrows and yellowthroats.


We will then take a leisurely hike along the south side of Nicolle Flats Marsh to the point where we reach the wooded Moose Jaw River flows into the Qu’Appelle River. We will have our lunch here near an old stone homestead in which a pair of Rock Wrens is sometimes found.

02:00 PM

Buffalo Pound Park Viewpoints and Trails

After returning to our vehicles, we will explore other lake viewpoints and wooded picnic and campgrounds. and coulees within Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. The is a great area for Brown Thrashers, Gray Catbirds and several vireos. Many kinds of warblers may be seen during migration in May and late August.

04:00 PM

Explore Grasslands and Lake Causeway

During the final portion of the tour, we will make stops in grassland areas to look for prairie songbirds. We will then drive to stop on the causeway over Buffalo Pound Lake where other lake birds may be seen. Finally, we will make stops along a road that traverses the grassy slope of the north riverbank to look for Mountain Bluebirds and other songbirds.

Ending Point

Buffalo Pound Lake at highway 2

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

* Guiding Services

* Use of 1 pair of binoculars during tour, if requested at time of booking.

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What‘s not included

* Transportation costs in your own vehicle

* Meals

* Park Entry Fee

* Accommodation

* Other Costs

Tour Important Information

* You must drive your own personal or rented vehicle during this tour.

* Dress for the weather. Bring a hat, rain jacket, comfortable walking shoes or boots. Bring a long-sleeved shirt or repellent in case of insects.

* Bring a lunch and plenty of water to drink.

* There are washrooms in the park.

//May 15 - September 15//

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For driving tours, clients generally need to drive their own personal or rented vehicle. I can ride in your vehicle. If you prefer, I can drive your vehicle if you accept liability in case of accident.

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$690/ per group

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