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Pitta Nature Tours
Flammulated Owling

For almost 20 years we’ve been showing people Flammulated Owls in Utah. Flammulated Owling 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”.

Flammulated Owl Tours

Flammulated Owl Count 2023 Flammy Count 133
2024 Flammy Season Starts in

2024 Flammulated Owl Tour Dates

If you would like to book a private tour date, please don't hesitate to contact us to convert a public date to private, or find other dates that work.

May

Tue, May 14 Utah Highlights Owling

Unavailable

Wed, May 15 Pre Marathon Owling

Unavailable

Thu, May 16 Mountain Owls

Unavailable

Sun, May 19 Marathon Owling

Unavailable

Tue, May 21 Post Birdfest Owling

Unavailable

Wed, May 22 Basic

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Tue, May 28 Owling +

4 of 5 Spaces Available

Wed, May 29 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

June

Sat, June 1 Private Owling Tour

Unavailable

Sun, June 2 Private Owling Tour

Unavailable

Tue, June 4 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Thu, June 6 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Wed, June 12 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Thu, June 13 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Sun, June 16 Private Owling Tour

Unavailable

Tue, June 18 Private Owling Tour

Unavailable

Wed, June 19 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Thu, June 20 Cassia Crossbills Owling

Unavailable

Mon, June 24 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Tue, June 25 Private Owling Tour

Unavailable

Wed, June 26 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

July

Mon, July 1 Owling +

4 of 5 Spaces Available

Mon, July 8 Owling +

4 of 5 Spaces Available

Wed, July 10 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Mon, July 15 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Tue, July 16 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Thu, July 18 Most Wanted Owling

Unavailable

Mon, July 22 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

Tue July 23 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

July 25-30 Most Wanted Tour 2

Unavailable

Wed, July 31 Basic or Owling +

5 of 5 Spaces Available

2024 Pricing

Basic Public

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

Max Participants: 5
$100 per person
Book Now Quick & Easy
Basic Private

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

Max Participants: 7+
$200 + $50/personn
Book Now Popular for Large Groups
Owling + Private

This 5-hour trip, includes one of several options for birding before dark in Utah’s beautiful backcountry.

Max Participants: 7+
$300 + $75/person
Book Now Customizable

What's Included & What to Expect

What to Expect on Your Tour

We'll arrange a pickup for you in our spacious Transit Van, which can accommodate up to 12 people. Our van, affectionately named Otus, will collect you from one of several meeting locations based on our destination for the night. If you're staying at select hotels, we can also arrange to pick you up from there (please inquire for more information). The duration of our journey will vary between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the specific location.

For our standard tours, we'll head straight to one of our field sites to begin our owling activities. If you opt for our Owling + Tours package, we'll design an exciting birding experience for a couple of hours before sunset, en route to our owling sites. If you have specific target birds in mind, please let us know during the booking process, and we'll do our best to accommodate your preferences.

Once darkness falls (typically 30 minutes after sunset), we will utilize our proven techniques to elicit a response from owls. Once we locate a responsive individual, we'll work on tracking down the bird. Briefly, we'll shine our low-temperature LED spotlight near the owl and provide directions using a laser pointer, enabling you to spot the tiny creature.

We aim to keep our owl viewing moments under 30 seconds, with the utmost consideration for the well-being of the owls. However, there are occasions when we are fortunate enough to enjoy extended views of cooperative owls, utilizing bounce light from the nearest branch.

After a successful encounter, we'll return to Otus and make our way back to SLC. We'll celebrate with a few high-fives and ensure you safely continue your 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

2023 Flammulated Owl Count
2023 Flammy Count
133 No Recap

2022 Flammulated Owl Count
2022 Flammy Count
157 No Recap

2021 Flammulated Owl Count
2021 Flammy Count
192 No Recap

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

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