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 Montana.

Call us at 970-556-6103 or email us at KaiyoteTours@gmail.com to book your trip! 

Single Day Trips:  If you only need to book tours by the day and will supply your own food and lodging, the price is $365 per day for 1 - 2 people and $45 for each additional person. 

Multi-day Tours

Special offer:  Book a multi-day 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. 

Southwestern Montana

This tour starts in Missoula and slowly travels a 550-mile loop through southwestern Montana over the course of 7-days.  From Missoula, we will travel through areas near Helena, Bozeman, Butte, Dillon, and Deer Lodge:  Big Sky country, every bit of it! Come and see the beautiful landscapes and beautiful birds of Montana.

Click here for a detailed Itinerary of 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 park and national park 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:  Food and lodging/camping gear (hotels or car-camping at state and national parks).

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. 

Not included:  National park entrance fees; if you already have a pass, please bring it along.  

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. 

Campfires:  Most all locations permit campfires (when there is not a fire ban), and we will have a campfire every night and if you like, we can have s’mores and sometimes cook hot dogs over the fire.

Showers:  There are pay showers at most all of the state park campgrounds, but not at the national park campgrounds

Custom Tours

Single Day Trips:  If you only need to book tours by the day and will supply your own food and lodging, the price is $365 per day for 1 - 2 people and $45 for each additional person. 

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. 

Details

  • Travel Dates: By request or join an already scheduled trip
  • Group size:  2 - 4, plus guide
  • 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.  Drinks:  Water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot cider, juice, soda.
  • Not included:  Entrance into national parks (if you already have a pass, bring it along), snacks in between meals. 

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. 

Campfires:  Most all locations permit campfires (when there is not a fire ban), and we will have a campfire every night and if you like, we can have s’mores and sometimes cook hot dogs over the fire.

Showers:  There are pay showers at most all of the state park campgrounds, but not at the national park campgrounds

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 for 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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