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.
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.
Our philospohy is pick the tour that fits you. For Flammulated Owls we offer 4 different trip options to choose from.
Here's what we'll provide as well as what you need to bring.
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.
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.
Fresh and cold water is provided on all MWBirdCo tours. A small snack pack is provided for all attendees as well.
We will see and hear some birds! We'll also engage in lively discussion about said birds and anything else that comes up.
You must provide your own optics, cameras, bug spray, jackets, shoes, etc. We highly recommend all of those :)