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Pitta Nature Tours
Utah Day Trips

Starting in 2024 we wanted to offer a set of recurring tours, focused on some of the best birding in Utah every month of the year. These day trips have a set cost, are limited to 7 participants, and provide an afforadble opportunity to get in the field with one of our guides!

Upcoming Tour Dates

Utah Day Trips

June 29, 2024 Mountain Birding

7 of 7 Spaces Available

Rising from 4,200’ in Salt Lake City to more than 13,500’ at their highest peaks, the mountains in northern Utah provide an incredible wealth of habitats, scenery, and of course birds to seek out.
Duration: 6AM to 6PM

Utah Day Trips

July 14, 2024 Mountain Birding

7 of 7 Spaces Available

Rising from 4,200’ in Salt Lake City to more than 13,500’ at their highest peaks, the mountains in northern Utah provide an incredible wealth of habitats, scenery, and of course birds to seek out.
Duration: 6AM to 6PM

Utah Day Trips

July 28, 2024 Mountains & Phalarope Migration

7 of 7 Spaces Available

Spend the morning visiting several high elevation montane sites tracking down the last breeding birds before spending the afternoon and evening checking out the phalarope migration spectacle.
Duration: 8AM to 8PM

Utah Day Trips

Aug 18, 2024 Shorebird Migration

7 of 7 Spaces Available

Visit the Great Salt Lake during the busiest month for migrant shorebirds in Utah. Our guide will take you to a number of sites to track down as many shorebirds species as possible.
Duration: 6AM to 6PM

Utah Day Trips

Sep 1, 2024 Fall Migrant Mixer

7 of 7 Spaces Available

Spend the day right in the middle fall shorebird and songbird migration, visiting several sites like Antelope Island and Willard Bay to track down both any migrant bird we can find.
Duration: 6:30AM to 6:30PM

Utah Day Trips

Sep 14, 2024 Height of Migration

7 of 7 Spaces Available

The 2nd week of September has long been the height of fall songbird migration in northern Utah. Join us as we visit migrant traps trying to track down our typical migrants and any rarities too!
Duration: 6:30AM to 6:30PM

Utah Day Trips

Nov 10, 2024 Mountain Reservoirs

7 of 7 Spaces Available

Spend the day visiting a number of reservoirs along the west edge of the Rocky Mountains as we try to find loons, grebes, gulls, ducks, and other fall migrant waterbirds at the height of their migration.
Duration: 6:30AM to 5:30PM

Utah Day Trips

Dec 8, 2024 Winter Raptors

7 of 7 Spaces Available

Join us as we visit remote portions of the northern Great Basin in search of wintering raptors. Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls are all on the target list for today, as we hope for some good photo ops!
Duration: 7AM to 5PM

Utah Day Trips

Dec 29, 2024 Winter Waterbirds

7 of 7 Spaces Available

A wide variety of waterfowl overwinter in northern Utah. We will spend the day looking for ducks, geese, swans, and any waders and other waterbirds to wrap up our 2024 Utah Day Trips!
Duration: 7:30AM to 5:30PM

2024 Pricing

Looking for something else?

Not quite what you're looking for? We offer a number of Utah birding tours to the Great Salt Lake, the West Desert, and the Mountains--as well as our popular Flammulated Owling Tour. Looking for a custom Utah birding tour? Check out our custom tours page for more information!

What's Included & What to Expect

What to Expect on Your Tour

On the day our tour beings we will provide pickup from local hotels and/or one of our set departure locations at a specified time.  At the end of the tour, we will drop you off where we picked you up around 6:00 PM.

Transportation

During the tour, we will travel in our comfortable 12-person Transit Van (aptly named Otus).  Since this tour caps at 7-people, that means each of our 3-rows in the back has just 2-people, with the 7th passenger riding shotgun.  Lots of room to stretch out with your gear and not feel like a sardine in a tin.

We provide a step stool for easy access in and out of the van and ice-cold water is available whenever you need from the back of the van with a custom tour water bottle provided for you to keep at the beginning of the tour.

Meals

A boxed lunch is included on all Utah Day Trips.

Pace

The pace of the tour is is slow to moderate. We will take our time and make the most of the day!

Difficulty

This tour is not physically demanding. We will do numerous short outings, under 1-mile (usually much shorter), on even terrain.

Weather and Temperature

Since we offer tours year round, the weather and temperature will vary form tour to tour. We will provide recommendations bfore the tour to help you plan accordingly.

Insects, Snakes, and Predators

Same as the weather it varies form tour to tour. We will provide recommendations bfore the tour to help you plan accordingly.

Non-bird Highlights

  • Incredible Scenery
  • Local History and Anecdotes
  • Other wildlife: Mammals, Etc

What's Included

  • Professional Guide Service
  • Transportation from SLC
  • Boxed Lunch
  • Spotting Scope while Birding
  • Water for Refreshment
  • Birds—we’ll find some birds
  • Some Flammtastic Tour Swag
  • Delightful Conversation about Birds
  • A Thoroughly Enjoyable Time!
We also include SFW dad jokes, witty bird puns, and the occasional commentary on things non-bird related!

What's Not Included

  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras and Lenses
  • Bug Spray
  • Jackets or Sweaters
  • Shoes and Socks
  • Flights or Transportation to Utah
We highly recommend all of the above ;)

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Past Utah Day Trips

June 27, 2019
Mountain Highlights Read Recap

Recent Photos from this Tour

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