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Mountain West Birding Company Utah Birding Tours

We offer a variety of tours to see some of the great birds and wildlife found in Utah and around the mountain west. Our Flammulated Owl tour is the most reliable and popular tour we offer; while our Custom Tours are a perfect way to maximaize your birding experience!

Utah Flammulated Owl
Flammulated Owl “Flammulated Owling”, 2017
Nevada Himalayan Snowcock
Himalayan Snowcock “Most Wanted”, 2017
Idaho Burrowing Owls
Burrowing Owl “Most Wanted”, 2018
Utah Americ Dipper
American Dipper “Custom”, 2017
Utah Pine Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak “Custom”, 2014
Utah Violet-green Swallow
Violet-green Swallow “Custom”, 2016
Wyoming Rufous Hummingbirds
Rufous Hummingbird “Custom”, 2012
Utah Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle “Custom”, 2018
Utah Rock Wren
Rock Wren “Great Salt Lake”, 2018

Featured Tour

Not only did Tim deliver the birds, but he kept us in good spirits, even when hiking up a mountain at 3am.
Daniel T. “Mountain West Most Wanted”, 2017

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

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!

All Tours

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

2021 International Tours

Mexico: The Yucatán and Cozumel Spectacular Mayan ruins, warm climate, & delicious regional cuisine!

Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula is famous for its spectacular Mayan ruins, warm climate, and delicious regional cuisine. It is also a notable center of bird endemism with species such as Yucatán Woodpecker, Cozumel Vireo, Black Catbird, and nearly a dozen more species!

January 16-24, 2021

~250 Species of Birds

14 Possible Endemics

Lesson's Motmot

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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

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