Mountain West Birding Company We. Find. Birds.

We share our experiences, knowledge, and love of the outdoors with you. No matter what you want to see, we can put together a trip filled with memories to last a lifetime.

Flammulated Owl “Flammulated Owling”, 2018
Cassia Crossbill “Most Wanted”, 2018
Flammulated Owl “Flammulated Owling”, 2017
Himalayan Snowcock “Most Wanted”, 2018
Flammulated Owl “Flammulated Owling”, 2018
Gray Vireo “Juniper & Sage”, 2018
Flammulated Owl “Flammulated Owling”, 2017
Black Rosy-Finch “Best of Utah”, 2016
Flammulated Owl “Flammulated Owling”, 2017

Join Us in Mexico in January 2020

It was just easy and fun to spend a long day of birding with him. I came away from the experience wanting to go back.
Lesley M. “Custom Tour”, 2017

Details Mexico: The Yucatán and Cozumel

Most people think of Mexico for it's white sand beaches, warm Caribbean water, and bottomless pina coladas. But this tour will focus on the birds of the Yucatán Penninsula, where 3 major eco-regions collide with the Caribbean, central Mexico, and northern Central American species creating one of the most biodiverse regions in all of Mexico. Join me and our local expert Luis Kú Quiñones as we explore the varied habitats, and try to track down around 250 species during our week in the Yucatán!

Popular Tours

Bali & The Lesser Sundas WE STILL HAVE 2 SPACES AVAILABLE!

The Lesser Sundas is a wonderland for birders. In addition to the usual Oriental families, numerous unusual Australasian species call these islands home, including 70+ endemics. This fairly intense tour will be filled with long-days seeking out these highly-sought-after species that are disappearing at a rapid rate!

November 3-20, 2019

More than 100 Indonesian Endemics

Nearly 80 Lesser Sundas Endemics!

Flammulated Owling Utah is the best place in the world to see Flammulated Owls

This is the tour that got us started and remains our most popular outing each summer between May and August. If you want to see a Flammulated Owl, we’re the birders that can show you—we even showed Greg Miller of “The Big Year”.

2019 Flammy Count 183

Utah Specialty Birding Tours We’ve developed a series of tours based on past visitors requests

Never been to the Great Salt Lake? Missing several sage or juniper specialists? Have a couple high elevation targets? No problem! Salt Lake City sits right at the apex of the lake, mountains, and desert, and we’ve developed tours fo these specifics.

Great Salt Lake Environs

Mountain Highlights

Sage & Juniper Specialists

Custom Tours We can create just about any tour you want—just ask

We can build a tour from the ground up that includes: birding, wildlife watching, scenery, state and national parks, history, food, and more. We can plan your trip from start to end and make sure you have a memorable adventure in the mountain west.

Multi Day Tours

Full Day Tours

1/2 Day Tours

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What an amazing experience! We brought two of our kids out on a Flammulated Owl tour with Tim and it was amazing.
Niki J. “Flammulated Owling”, 2017
Himalayan Snowcock and Cassia Crossbill! Another trip with Tim, another success! These were the "big two" for this trip and Tim delivered in spades.
Paul K. “Most Wanted”, 2018
It is great to see a guide who gets excited about seeing the birds and at the same time cares about their welfare!
David D. “Multi-day Tour”, 2018
Tim is a fantastic guide so friendly and kind. He's funny too. I felt very comfortable on his tour which was sold out.
Melissa H. “Flammulated Owling”, 2018
This was my first experience with a guided bird trip and it could not have been better.
Robin C. “1/2 Day Tour”, 2017

What People
are saying… And why they keep coming back for more birds

Top Rated Wildlife Tour in Salt Lake City
Javan Banded Pitta in Bali, Indonesia
Javan Banded Pitta Bali, Indonesia, 2018

Trip Reports The latest from the field

Where have we been birding lately? What have we seen? And what is going on in our birding world? Check out our blog to read about all of this and more!

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