Birding Big Sky Montana Guided Tours

Birding Montana Guided Tours

If you are interested in Montana Birding and Wildlife Viewing Tours, come and join us at Kaiyote Tours!

We organize birding and nature tours throughout most of Montana including Butte, Bozeman, and Helena.   

Call us at 970-556-6103 or email us at to book your trip! 

Single Day Trips:  If you only need to book a tour by the day and will supply your own lodging, the price is $365 per day for 1 - 2 people and $45 for each additional person.  Price includes lunch, snacks, and water to refill your water bottle. 

The Lewis & Clark Birding Trail

Special offer:  Book the 7-day birding tour and included with your trip (one per room) is a copy of the field guide “Sibley Birds West: Field Guide to Birds of Western North America” by David Allen Sibley and a copy of “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen Ambrose

Southwestern Montana Multi-day Tour

This tour starts in Bozeman and slowly travels a 550-mile loop through southwestern Montana over the course of 7-days.  From Bozeman, we will travel through areas near Ennis, Whitehall, Dillon, Bannock, Butte, Deer Lodge, and Helena.  The tour visit numerous locations visited by Lewis and Clark on their journey.  

Click here for a detailed Itinerary for the 7-day Montana Birding Tour

Let us know what dates work for you 

Click here for a list of BIRDS we have seen in Montana

Price:  7-day “car-camping” tour at state parks and local campgrounds is $1,995 per person (based on double occupancy). 7-day birding tour at hotels/cabins is $2,555 per person (based on double occupancy). Please contact us for solo traveler rate.

Tours include:  The car-camping tour includes food, lodging, and camping gear.  The hotel tour includes breakfast, lunch, and lodging.  It does not include dinner, please contact us for details.  

Lodging:  We recommend "car-camping" tours because we will see more birds and wildlife while staying at the campgrounds.  We have wonderfully comfortable tents and sleeping pads.  If you choose to join a tour that provides hotels/cabins, the stops and locations are approximately the same.  The hotel/cabin lodging is basic, not fancy. 

Gear you need to bring:  Outdoor clothes including hiking boots, rain jacket and pants and warm clothes, including hats and gloves.  The mountains can be cold even in the summer.  Everyone should have their own head lamp and/or flashlight, refillable water bottle, day pack for hiking and a personal small emergency kit. 

Meals for car-camping tour:  We travel with a mini-Weber Charcoal Grill, and we can grill steaks, hamburgers, chicken, or fish.  Sometimes we have hotdogs and s’mores on the fire.  We also travel with a Dutch Oven and cook shrimp stir-fry, pasta dishes and other delicious meals. We can accommodate vegetarians and vegans, no problem!  Breakfast will be cooked on the grill or on the fire at camp.  Lunch will be picnic style, sandwiches, fruit, etc. Dinner will be cooked on the grill or on the fire at camp. 

Meals for hotel tour:  Breakfast buffet at hotel, lunch is picnic style, dinner is not included.  Please contact us for details. 

Electricity:  There will be electricity at some of the campsites.  We travel with a lithium generator, and you will have access to power for recharging your equipment.

Campfires:  Most all locations permit campfires (when there is not a fire ban).

Showers:  There are pay showers at most of the local and state park campgrounds.  

Custom Tours:  We also offer custom tours.  You can choose lodging at either campgrounds or hotels.  Please let us know if you have specific birds and/or wildlife that you would like to see and how many days you would like to tour Montana.  Please request an itinerary and we will send you the day-to-day details of the tour. 


  • Travel Dates: By request or join an already scheduled trip
  • Group size:  2 - 6, plus guides
  • Trip Length:  Minimum of 3 days (2 nights) and custom as you choose. 
  • Price:  Car-camping tours at state and national park campgrounds are $285 per person, per day. Tours at hotels/cabins are $365 per person, per day.  Prices based on double occupancy. 
  • Included:  Hotel/cabin lodging or car-camping gear:  Tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads.  All cooking supplies:  Stove, fuel, pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, utensils, etc.  Food:  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner included with car-camping, not included with hotel stays, please contact us for details.   

Gear List

If you need gear, we can supply it at no extra charge.  Just let us know in advance.

Suggested to bring:
1) Backpack for your gear
2) Rain gear or rain poncho or umbrella
3) Refillable water bottle
4) Sunscreen and bug spray
5) Hats for both sun and warmth
6) Binoculars
7) Wear Layered comfortable clothes. 

Payment and Cancellation Policy
Single-day tours:
  Full payment is due 72 hours prior to tour. There are no refunds within 72 hours of tour. 

Multi-Day tours:  A non-refundable payment of $600 per person is requirement to reserve a spot on a trip.  Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure date.  If you are reserving a spot within 90 days of start date, full payment is required to reserve a spot.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal and check payment. 

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