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Pitta Nature Tours
Flammulated Owling

For almost 20 years we’ve been showing people Flammulated Owls in Utah. It is the tour that started the business and remains our most popular.  If you want to see a Flammulated Owl, we can show you—we even showed Greg Miller of  “The Big Year”.

2021 Flammulated Owl Tours

Flammulated Owl Count 2020 Flammy Count 130
2021 Flammy Season Starts in

2021 Flammulated Owl Tour Dates

Open public tour dates can be converted to private tours at an additional cost.
If you are interested in a date not listed below, don't hesitate to contact us about a private tour.

May

Sun, May 16 Owling +

Sold Out

Mon, May 17 Owling +

Sold Out

Thu, May 20 Owling + or Basic

4 Spaces Available

Sun, May 23 Private

Sold Out

Tue, May 25 Owling +

2 of 4 Spaces Available

Mon, May 31 Owling + or Basic

4 Spaces Available

June

Wed, June 2 Private

Sold Out

Thu, June 3 Private

Sold Out

Sun, June 6 Owling +

Sold Out

Mon, June 14 Owling +

Sold Out

Wed, June 16 Owling + or Basic

4 Spaces Available

Mon, June 21 Owling +

Sold Out

Thu, June 24 Private

Sold Out

Tue, June 29 Owling + or Basic

4 Spaces Available

July

Wed, July 7 Basic

2 of 4 Spaces Available

Sat, July 10 Private

Sold Out

Mon, July 12 Owling + or Basic

4 Spaces Available

Thu, July 15 Owling +

Sold Out

Wed, July 21 Owling +

Sold Out

Thu, July 22 Owling + or Basic

4 Spaces Available

Sun, July 25 Owling +

Private

August

Tue, Aug 3 Owling + or Basic

4 Spaces Available

Thu, Aug 5 Owling +

Sold Out

2021 Pricing

Basic

This 3-hour trip, leaves just before sunset directly owling, returning to SLC as soon as we see a Flammy.

Max Participants: 4
$100 per person
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Large Group

This BASIC tour is for groups of 8 or more and perfect for tour groups with their own itineraries.

Max Participants: Any Number
$50* per person
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What's Included & What to Expect

What to Expect on Your Tour

We will pick you up in our comfortable 12-person Transit Van (aptly named Otus) from one of several possible meeting locations depending on where we are going for the night. We also provide pickup from a handful of select hotels (inquire if interested). From here our travels may take 30-minutes to an hour depending on where we are going.

For our basic tours we will head directly to one of our field sites and start owling. For our Owling + Tours we will plan out an exciting couple of hours birding before dark on the way to our owling sites. If you have any target birds, feel free to mention them when you book and we'll try to squeeze them in.

Once dark (usually about 15-30 minutes after sunset), we will use our time-tested techniques to illicit a response from an owl. Once we've found a responsive individual we'll attempt to track the bird down, and breifly shine our low-temp LED spotlight near the bird, and use a laser pointer to provide directions to see the tiny owl.

We typically try to keep our views under 30-seconds, and always try to keep the owls well being our top priority. With that being said we often get extended views of cooperative owls using bounce light off of the nearest branch.

After success, we'll hop back in to Otus, and return to SLC, share a few high-fives, and send you safely on your way to your next birding adventure!

What's Included

  • Professional Guide Service
  • Transportation from SLC
  • Spotlight and Playback Equipment
  • 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

  • Binoculars
  • Cameras and Lenses
  • Personal Flashlights/Headlamps
  • 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 Seasons Flammulated Owling

2020 Flammulated Owling Recap
2020 Flammy Count
130 Read Recap

2019 Flammulated Owl Count
2019 Flammy Count
183 No Recap

2018 Flammulated Owl Count
2018 Flammy Count
173 No Recap

2017 Flammulated Owl Count
2017 Flammy Count
228 No Recap

2016 Flammulated Owl Count
2016 Flammy Count
179 No Recap

2015 Flammulated Owl Count
2015 Flammy Count
180 No Recap

2014 Flammulated Owl Count
2014 Flammy Count
77 No Recap

Recent Photos from this Tour

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