Yes, I am now taking bookings!

All bookings until further notice are for domestic Canadian clients only.  At this time the Canadian border is still closed to non-essential visitors to Canada due to Covid-19.   When the world becomes more normal this will change.

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Your Safety and COVID-19

With Covid19 restrictions changing weekly the below protocols will also change… hopefully for the better.

Your safety is our #1 priority and we are taking all necessary precautions to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.

Usually you would ride in my vehicle to the locations. Due to health protocols this will not be possible. There for only way to proceed with any tours is you must have your own vehicle to transport yourself to the locations. I will provide a hand held radio for communication as we drive.

Once we find the wildlife and parked we will follow the following protocols

• All of our services are private, so you will be the only one on tour. 

• Any shared equipment will be sanitized between each user. 

• Hand sanitizer will be provided for use for the duration of your tour.

• Disposable face masks will be provided or bring your own.

• Physical distancing recommendations will be followed

• We ask that if you are sick, please stay home!

Animals are creatures of habit so learning their patterns and where, when and how they live their lives makes it easier to experience them in their natural habitat. For several years, I have had the joy of spending countless hours walking through the farms, forests, and fields   throughout Alberta, Canada. Learning about and photographing several of Alberta’s stunning Owls and animals in their natural habitat. 

For those who would also like to experience these animals in their natural habitat, I offer ethical wildlife guiding and photo tours for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. My services do not involve animal baiting and as part of my tour I will cover how to photograph wildlife ethically.

My focus is on small groups... 1-3 people max. Certain times of the year are better for some species due to migration, nesting etc. If you are travelling to Alberta, Canada and have set dates contact me and I will work with you to determine the best options for that time of year. If you don’t have set dates, I can help you pick the best time of year to see the birds or animals you would like to see.

If you are coming this way in the Spring / Summer months it is a great time to combine owls with other wildlife and Landscape photography.  Best time to view owls is sunrise and sunset.  That leaves the middle part of the day to head off for Bears, Mountain Sheep, other Raptors.

March 16, 2021 - June 30, 2021

March through to mid April is mating season for Great Grey Owls and often see hunting going later into the mornings and starting earlier in the afternoons.   Once May arrives the Bears are awake and are out and about in search of food.  They usually head to the valley floors where the snow is gone.  By June dandelions are plentiful and the Grizzly Bears love them. 

July 1, 2021 - Sept 5, 2021

Summer is a weird time of year for Great Grey Owls.  Generally it is nice and warm to hot weather during this time and the owls pretty much only sleep during the day.  Best time to find them is last few hours of daylight.  Therefore only due evenings at this time of year so get the best opportunity to see some. 
  If I see that mornings are good then will open up times.

September 10, 2021 - October 31, 2021

By middle of September the evenings become cooler here in Canada and we can even see frost or snow.    Mornings and evenings now become better times to find the Great Grey Owls.  Fall is also when Juvenile Great Greys are out learning to hunt own their own.  Still only do evening or morning 3hr Guiding dates in the fall. 

November 1, 2021 - March 15, 2022

November is start of prime owl season and runs through to the spring.  By mid to late November Snowy Owls usually arrive in the area.   By December we usually have  Short Eared Owls around.  Full Days are best from early January to mid March.

Questions?  ask me

If you are travelling to Calgary, Canada area and wishing to hire a guide please contact me at using the contact tab on this website with your desired date to confirm date availability before you pay the deposit.  Hourly guiding rate $70 / hour.  Minimum Guiding service is 3 hours. 

A guiding fee duration must be paid in full to reserve a date. * Any Booking cancelled within 30 days of the commencement of the cancelled Guided service date will result in a full refund. Bookings cancelled within 7 days of the confirmation of the of the Guide service date may be eligible for a refund less a $70 non refundable booking deposit. Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the guided service date will receive no refund. * If we cancel the date for any reason the customer will receive a full refund of fees.

To book Guiding Services CLICK HERE

Morant's Curve - Banff National Park
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