Known to many as a hotspot for Large Wildlife, Grand Teton Park is a surprisingly underrated and unexplored birding location. The multiple ecosystems throughout the park provide incredible habitat for migrants, common and specialized breeding species. Our experienced avian biologists will bring you to the very best viewing spots, from the sage flats to thick forest, you'll be amazed by the diversity. Over 300 species of birds have been documented in the park, including many rare and elusive species. We may encounter a camouflaged Great-gray Owl, the vibrant Wester Tanager or hear a rare Trumpeter Swan flying over, every trip will be filled with surprises. This tour is designed to explore and view as many habitats and species as possible, but can be catered to your specific birding goals for the best experience. Come join us for a tour and find out how amazing the birding can be!
We’ll depart the town of Jackson for our half day adventure either close to sunrise or a few hours before sunset, you chose the time of day you want to go. Half day tours last roughly 4 hours and we offer them only during the mornings or evenings to focus on the best hours for birding. Let one of our guides become your birding expert as you focus in with your camera or with our high quality Maven 8x42 binoculars and Maven S1 spotting scopes. Be prepared for non-strenuous hikes to get away from the road too view birds flitting about, and for listening to the chorus of song. Our guides are happy to engage with you about anything that peaks your interest, but our passion and expertise cater towards local bird ecology, behavior, and adaptations.
Full day birding
The full day birding tour will begin close to sunrise to maximize the hours of the day when birds are most active. Your Avian Biologist Guide will seek out the best birding hotspots, and with the use of our high quality Maven spotting scopes and 8 x 42 binoculars, you'll be able to observe the diverse bird life. Be prepared for non-strenuous hikes to get away from the road too view birds flitting about, and for listening to the chorus of song. After a morning session of uninterrupted birding, we’ll enjoy lunch together at one of the park’s amazing lodges, or if the weather permits and there is interest, we may enjoy a picnic style lunch on the shore of Jackson Lake or another scenic location. After a relaxing lunch, we’ll continue to explore the birding spots of the park, seeking out any species that may have eluded us in the morning. Knowledgeable in so many areas of expertise other than birds, make sure to pick your guide’s brain on topics like animal behavior, animal adaptations, geology of the area, local botany, and the cultural history of this special place.
Half Day SunRise Start for 4hrs. Half Day SunSet 4hrs finish up just after SunSet
All Day (appx. 8 hrs). Pickup times vary with the season. Season: Year-round.
We can accommodate groups up to 10
Half Day $650 for a group of 1-5, $910 for a group of 6-10
Full Day $1125 for a group of 1-5, $1575 for a group of 6-10
Starting June 1st 2019
Half Day $700 for a group of 1-5, $980 for a group of 6-10
Full Day $1200 for a group of 1-5, $1680 for a group of 6-10
Customize Your Tour
We can accommodate a variety of requests - call us to find out what we can do for you: 307-690-9533
We are focused on creating the best experience possible for all of our guests. From hiring the best guides, providing the best foods, and making sure every detail is covered, we are here for you! You may be here only once, so lets do it right the first time. We are a small company with three vehicles. We like to keep our operation on the smaller side to keep quality high!
We provide vehicles with Roof Hatches for safe and unobstructed viewing.
All of our vehicles are 4 Wheel drive. This comes in handy for both winter and summer seasons. There are roads in Grand Teton National Park that in the summer require 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles. We don’t want you to miss anything!
In all of vehicles everyone is granted a window seat! Everyone gets a great view. There is always plenty of room for jackets, camera gear, backpacks etc…
In our larger van there are no uncomfortable benches that are hard to get in and out of. We have installed comfortable captain chairs.
We use PA systems when needed, have installed cup holders, have stools for easier access, and our guides are always willing to help you in and out of the vehicle.
We use very high quality Brunton Optics. Brunton is based out of Boulder, Co. We chose to use this company because of the quality optics that they provide and because they are a regional company. We use their Eterna 8x45 for wildlife and their 11x45 for birding. These binoculars retail for $530, so they are not take home souvenirs. We feel, when it comes to optics, you get what you pay for. Everyone will get their own pair to use for the tour and we have children binoculars as well. When that wolf pack is at a distance we will set up one of our Brunton Full Size Eterna Spotting Scopes. This scope has a magnification from 20-60 power!
Some folks like a hands on learning approach! We provide teaching opportunity as well. On tours we like to use all our senses. Our naturalists kits help provide the opportunity to touch and see different items up-close without compromising safety. Our kits contain antlers, pelts, claws, horns, unique stones, reproduced Native American tools and artifacts for your exploratory side! All items were collected outside of the National Parks or purchased. It is prohibited to take anything out of the parks.
- We provide a Wildlife Sightings List for the participants in your tour fill out if you like. You take home a copy and we keep a copy for our records.
- Your Children will love our “Children’s Activity book”. They can work on this during the tour or take it home for latter. This book is filled with crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, wildlife bingo, and other engaging activities. You provide the child and we provide the book and crayons.
- All of our guides carry CB Radios. As the day unfolds, we don’t want you to miss any great wildlife sightings. All day long our guides are in contact sharing sightings with each other. When the location and timing is right we will head to that active wildlife hotspot for uninterrupted viewing.
- We provide iPads on all tours that are filled with maps, wildlife photos, diagrams, animal sounds and other visual aids to enhance your learning experience.
- We at EcoTour Adventures take our Coffee seriously. This is why we grind Jackson Hole Great Northern’s organic beans for you every morning. We will serve your coffee from our vacuum insulated French Press Craft while in the park watching the sun to rise. Don’t worry we also stock a selection of organic teas and hot chocolate.
Book Your Trip Today!
Call (307) 690 - 9533
for more details or customized private trips.