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

Featured Tour

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

Mexico: The Yucatán and Cozumel January 16-24, 2021

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

Mountain West Most Wanted Himalayan Snowcock, Cassia Crossbill, Flammulated Owl, Gray Partridge, & More!

The mother of all mountain west birding trips, this intensive 5 day tour focuses on the most highly sought after birds of the mountain west. Fast-paced bird-filled days should have you in and out in a weekend with a list full of life birds!

July 17-22, 2019

~150 Species of Birds

In-and-out in just 1 weekend!

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”.

2020 Flammy Count 53

Cassia Crossbills & More! Cassia Crossbill, Flammulated Owl, Gray Partridge, & More!

A quick 3-day tour that includes a number of popular mountain west specialty birds like Cassia Crossbill, Flammulated Owl, Gray Vireo, Gray Partridge, Black Swift, Lewis's Woodpecker, Calliope Hummingbird, Chukar and many more!.

June 25-27, 2020

~135 Species of Birds

Amazing Scenery & Delicious Food!

Himalayan Snowcock Expedition One of our most requested species

The introduced Himalayan Snowcock is only found in the Ruby Mountains of north central Nevada--about a 4-hour drive from Salt Lake City. This 3-day, 2-night tour focuses on getting the snowcock, and getting you back on your way!

August 27-29, 2020


50-100 Species of Birds

Himalayan Snowcock

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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