Yellowstone Birding Tour

Yellowstone Birding

See Yellowstone's Birds with a Biologist

Join us on a private birding excursion with a local biologist as your personal guide.

Birding in Yellowstone is incredible! Yellowstone is home to about 300 species of birds during the summer months, creating a unique birding opportunity in the Rocky Mountains. Mountain Bluebirds are a local favorite, Yellow-headed Blackbirds sing to their mates in the wetlands, and Sandhill Cranes make their eerie call as wolves howl in the distance.

Yellowstone is a huge place with plenty to see! Using our expert local ecological knowledge, we'll maximize your chances of seeing the birds you're interested in. We'll access different areas in our comfortable tour vehicle. Plus, we will spend plenty of time out on the landscape. We may be able to find a few extra species on a short hike. Mountain Chickadees and Red-breasted Nuthatches tend to hide in the trees!

It is not uncommon to see a life bird (a bird you have never seen before in your life) on a birding trip in Yellowstone. We can target specific species in a variety of habitats.

Our highest-quality Swarovski and Vortex spotting scopes give you the best view of birds from a safe distance. We also provide binoculars.

We can also enhance your knowledge of Yellowstone's natural history, ecology, scientific studies, and conservation efforts. As guides, we get excited about all kinds of observations, so let us know if you have a particular interest.

Book your tour now to start adding to your life list!

Biologist Guide

We love using our expert local ecological knowledge to help you see and learn about the birds you are interested in. We'll teach you about many incredible aspects of Yellowstone and help you stay safe while you go wild! Your guide will carry bear spray and discuss bear safety.

Comfortable Vehicle

Birding is most successful from viewpoints, overlooks, short hikes, and slow walks in key habitats. Using a vehicle helps us cover many areas, so we can see more of the birds you're interested in.

Brunch Picnic

Brunch, hot drinks, and water refills are included. Please bring your own water bottle.

Amazing Optics

Plenty of high-quality scopes and binoculars are provided, so you won't miss out on the action!

Family Friendly + Accessible

Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have specific needs or disabilities.

Weather and Elevation

Weather varies A LOT! We can have 60 degree (F) temperature changes in a day. Bring clothing layers. Yellowstone has a dry, high-elevation climate. BYO water bottle and drink plenty of water to have your best day. We provide water for refills in the field.

Meeting Locations & Start Times

Gardiner MT or Mammoth WY - 5:30 AM
Choose this option if your are staying in Gardiner, Emigrant, Pray, Paradise Valley, Livingston. Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Tower Junction - 6:00 AM
Best meeting location for those staying in Tower or coming from Slough Creek, Cooke City or Silver Gate. Duration: 6 to 7 hours.
Norris Geyser Basin - 6:00 AM
Best meeting place for those coming from West Yellowstone, Madison, Old Faithful. Duration: 6 to 7 hours.
Canyon Visitor Center - 6:30 AM
Use this meeting location if you are coming from Canyon Village, Lake or Grant. Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Tour Pricing

Yellowstone Birding with Private Guide
$780/day
  • + $60 per person after the first
  • All tours are private
  • Transportation included
  • Please contact us directly for groups larger than 6

Reviews

Great Birding Experience. Nancy was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable about the birds in the area. We saw so many new birds. Would definitely recommend.
Liz S
September 2021
Everything we'd hoped for! Because we had people visiting from out of state, my husband and I wanted to show them Yellowstone in winter in an up close and personal way. I'd never booked a 'guide' before, but the reviews for Cara and "In Our Nature" were uniformly excellent, and I contacted her. I am so glad I did. We drove to Gardiner the night before our trip -- Cara offered several suggestions for places to stay -- and we found excellent sparkling clean lodging a quick walk across the bridge from the main part of town. The next morning early -- when it was still dark -- Cara picked the four of us up and we headed to Mammoth and then across the northern route to Cooke City. The sunrise over the mountains was fantastic. The weather then worsened, but not so much that we couldn't see plenty of wildlife. One of our friends is a great fan of wolves, and she was thrilled to be able to see them in the wild through Cara's spotting scope. We all enjoyed that -- and the bison and moose and coyote and the eagles and, for our birding enthusiast, the American dipper. Cara is very knowledgeable about the park and the wildlife there. She made the day fun and memorable and always gave us the sense that there was no place she would rather be. We have friends coming from England in a few months and I've already told them that they need to hurry up and make a decision about when they are coming so we can get on Cara's schedule. It will definitely be a highlight of their trip. Thank you, Cara, for a wonderful day!
Barbara
February 2019
Cara is truly a gem. She customize her tour based on my interests and I got to see so many amazing sights. She was kind and funny and extremely knowledgeable. She somehow knew were all the wildlife was hiding. I had a great time and would not have enjoyed Yellowstone as much if it wasn't for her!
Julien F
September 2021

Private Tour Pricing

$780 per day including 1 person+ $70 per additional person

1 guest: $780
2 guests: $850
3 guests: $920
4 guests: $990
5 guests: $1,060
6 guests: $1,130

What's Not Included

Gratuity Natinal Park entrance fees: $20/person Weekly, annual, veteran, 4th grader & senior passes also accepted.

Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment by credit card or by check if mailed in advance.

Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Book your Yellowstone Birding Trip Now

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