Bird Tour Information

Townsends warbler on fence
Spencer in front of his tour vehicle

Information regarding COVID is continually updated as the situation changes. 

If you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID in the last week please cancel your tour.

During these unprecedented times, we strive to ensure that every risk of contracting Covid 19 is kept as low as possible. However, owing to the nature of this virus is may not always be possible to avoid all risk. To this end the following disclaimer is in force for all tours.

The following information is our current policy for tours. It is subject to change as guidelines on a county, state, and national level change

    • Guide is vaccinated and can provide proof of vaccination if requested.
    • All tours have the option of being conducted as caravan tours with participants driving their own vehicle (s).
    • If participants wish to be driven, the Nature In Flight vehicle can be equipped with Plexiglas separators if requested to minimize risk.
    • The vehicle’s touch points with be sterilized each day prior to the tour starting and each day at the end of the tour.
    • All refreshments will be consumed at client’s own risk and you are welcome to bring your own.
    • If you chose to borrow optics, (binoculars), you will be given a pair for the day that has been sterilized.
    • Wellness questions and signing of a waiver will be required before the beginning of a tour.
    • All participants are responsible for their own well being and following the current Oregon guidelines for safeguarding against Covid 19.
    • Nature in Flight accepts no liability for any illness (Covid or other) contracted whilst on a tour.

From a Leisurely Stroll to All day Adventure...

Our tours are either 2-hours, a half day, or a full day in length.  On some of our both half and full day tours we may also stop by a delicious dining establishment for some locally crafted food and libations. We are so looking forward to making wonderful memories with you and sharing what we love most about Oregon!

Two-hour bird tours

2-Hour Tours

Our 2-hour bird tours focus on a specific neighborhood (maybe yours?) and are terrific for school children or anyone wanting to learn more about their own backyard.

8am – 10am
11am – 1pm
2pm – 4pm

Half-day tour

Half Day Tours

A half day bird tour is roughly 4 hours long and focuses on exploring one or two areas within a fairly short drive from Corvallis. It’s a chance to stretch your legs and gain a new appreciation for what’s just over the next horizon.

April – October:
8am-12pm (to 1:30 with lunch)

9am-1pm (2:30 with lunch)

Full-day bird tours

Full Day Tours

Our full day bird tours last about 8 hours, and offer fun and surprises. On these tours we may get out to the beautiful Oregon Coast or explore other more far-flung areas with colorful and quirky wildlife.


(this time of year has less sunlight but more migratory waterfowl.)

Bird Tour Options

The Classic Tour:   Half Day | Full Day

Half day or Full day.
Finley Wildlife Refuge and adjoining roads. Includes stops at the prairie overlook, walk on the Homer Campbell trail, visit to the refuge visitor center ponds and overlook

Quackers and Honkers:   Half Day | Full Day

Duck and geese migration at local wildlife refuges and other bird-friendly locations.

See a Flight, Have a Flight:   Half Day | Full Day

This tour includes local wine tasting and cider tasting. Enjoy a morning of bird watching and then relax and enjoy some of the best local tastes before heading out again for more birding or heading home.

Birds and Brews:   Half Day

This tour partners with local brew pubs. Let us do the driving while you enjoy the brews!

Ragin’ Raptors:   Half Day | Full Day

This tour puts special focus on locations known for birds of prey, such as hawks, eagles, and owls. Possible side visit to Chintimini Wildlife center to see raptor rehabilitation efforts.

Hidden Gems:   Half Day | Full Day 

Check out locations off the beaten path that have unique and surprising birding  opportunities. Some locations require permits which we will provide.

Who’s in Your Neighborhood:   2-Hour

Special 2-hour tours located right in your neighborhood. These tours help you see more, hear more, and better appreciate where you live by using our equipment and expertise. Families with school age children can use this as a science lesson and group activity.

Oregon Coastal Tours:   Full Day

Full Day tours to Newport and near-by coastal areas to see shore  birds and sea birds.

Just for You:   Half Day | Full Day

Customized tours designed to fit your needs and interests. Call or email us so we can design the perfect tour Just for you. 
541-214-9812 | Email

What to bring:

Looking at birds through binoculars on the Oregon coast

What to Know:

  • Binoculars (if you don’t have your own)
    • Nikon 10X42
    • Bushnell 10X42
  • Spotting Scope
    • 80mm ATS Swarovski
  • Guides
  • Checklists
  • Informational
  • Notebooks
  • Backpack
  • Rain jacket or jacket for warmth
  • Hat
  • Sturdy closed-toes shoes
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Bird guide and binoculars if you have them
Many tours can be made accessible as there are boardwalks and paved areas that provide stable surfaces for persons with mobility issues. My father had a stroke which affected his left side and we have designed ways for him to enjoy and continue his birdwatching! I’m glad to accommodate your needs if possible.

The meeting location for the beginning of the tour is the Bi-Mart parking lot on 9th Street (NIF is not responsible for protection of your vehicle). 

The Nature in Flight tour vehicle is a dark blue Ford Flex with our logo on the side. If you would rather drive yourself we can caravan or meet at the birding location.

  • Tours can be fully refunded or rescheduled with no penalties or fees at any time for any reason up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour start time.
  • Tours may be cancelled by Nature In Flight before or on the day of a tour due to weather conditions to be determined by tour guide. Tour cost will be totally refunded or rescheduled.
  • Tour may be shortened due to weather conditions. Half of tour cost will be refunded and offer to reschedule for half price.
  • If a Nature In Flight guide needs to cancel a tour for illness or other personal reasons, tour will be fully refunded or rescheduled.
  • Tours can be held in light rain and cold conditions, but will not be held in weather that prevents safe transport, prevents proper viewing conditions, or endangers participants and equipment.
Two men in fields, one carrying a camera

Some of our birding locations include:

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