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2017 Tour Information

Dates, Details, and Season Flammy Count!

In order to maintain the excellent quality of our public tours we are again offering a limited number of public tours in 2017 along with the growing poularity of our private outings. This helps reduce the stress on the owls, and gives every guest a great experiencs. Each of these tours is limited to 3 participants unless otherwise noted!

From May 15th Through August 15th, 2017 we will be offering private owling tours in addition to our public schedule. See pricing below.

  • Upcoming Tour Dates

  • July 19th **PRIVATE TOUR**
  • July 25th SOLD OUT!!!
  • July 27th **PRIVATE TOUR**
  • July 30th **PRIVATE TOUR**

  • Summer 2017 Tour Recent Results

  • July 6
    7 Flammulated Owls no other nightbirds
  • July 7
    3 Flammulated Owls no other nightbirds
  • July 9
    6 Flammulated Owls no other nightbirds
  • July 10
    4 Flammulated Owls 2 COPO
  • July 13
    5 Flammulated Owls 2 COPO, 1 DUGR, 1 Snowshoe Hare
  • July 14
    1 Flammulated Owl 1 COPO
  • July 18
    9 Flammulated Owls 8 COPO, 1 NSWO

NOPO = Northern Pygmy-Owl
NSWO = Northern Saw-whet Owl
GHOW = Great Horned Owl
COPO = Common Poorwill
CONI = Common Nighthawk
RUGR = Ruffed Grouse
DUGR = Dusky Grouse

2016 Flammy Count: 205

2016 Flammy Count: 179

2015 Flammy Count: 180

The mountains just outside Salt Lake City provide some of the closest and easiest to access nesting sites for Flammulated Owl in the western United States. This common breeder is a mountain west specialty and highly desirable species for many birders from around the world. With a 100% success rate in locating Flammy's singing during our trips--and usually get good looks; we have provided this lifer for many birders over the years. In 2012 we showed Greg Miller of The Big Year his first visual of a Flammulated Owl, and have provided a number of 700 club members theirs as well. Aside from these birds we usually also have Common Nighthawks and Common Poorwills, and occasionally pick up other owls, Ruffed Grouse, and a variety of songbirds.

What's Included
( & Not )

Here's what we'll provide as well as what you need to bring.

Professional Guide

With more than 20 years of birding experience, and extensive knowldege of the local flora and fauna.


We pick you up at a predetermined meeting location or hotel and will get you back at the end of the tour.

Spotlight & Calls

It's owling so we bring the light and owl calls for you to see the birds. We also use a laser to help point them out.

Water and Snacks

Fresh and cold water is provided on all MWBirdCo tours. A small snack pack is provided for all attendees as well.

Birds and a Good Time

We will see and hear some birds! We'll also engage in lively discussion about said birds and anything else that comes up.

What's Not Included

You must provide your own optics, cameras, bug spray, jackets, shoes, etc. We highly recommend all of those :)