Tommy D's Birding Expeditions Tours

Tommy D's Birding Expeditions Tours

Hire me as your guide to show you a variety of birds or the bird of your choice through the tour of your choice.  I live in the Phoenix area and I have a lot of experience for finding birds in Arizona.  In the Phoenix/Maricopa County region, we have Le Conte's Thrasher, plenty of southwestern desert birds, a variety of the bird species that are found in the western United States, the exotic Rosy-faced Lovebird, an amazing variety of habitats, and more!  



My Status For Tours:  Closed indefinitely until Covid-19 has a resolved outcome in Arizona

I offer private tours on a limited basis.  Due to working full time elsewhere, I'm not able to commit to guiding full time.  With my guided tours, I'm not able to take reservations far in advance, and I only have a small time frame for when I can accept business for full day tours.  The dates for full days are listed on the list I'm giving below, and there is a cut off date mentioned on here also for when I can't accept reservations beyond that date.  Shorter tours can be suggested too, but I can't go beyond the cut off date. 

Available Full Days For Guiding:

None currently- Closed indefinitely until Covid-19 has a resolved outcome in Arizona


Shorter tours:  Right now, a lot of my afternoons are free and I could meet up with you for a Small Day Tour Plan until the cutoff date below.  Email me at sunsfan1331@aol.com if you are interested.  

Cutoff date for tours:  Will update after Covid-19 gets better.  I can't take any requests for tours past this date.  If you are interested in a tour past this date, please check back soon.  (Because of my employment status as being full time elsewhere, I can't devote my primary time to guiding and have to put the schedule of my primary job first).  Please look at the links section on birderfrommaricopa.com to potentially hire other guides if you want your tour to be arranged much further in advance.



Tour Types and Fees

-Small Day:  This option covers up to three hours.  It can be good for hiking for a few hours to see a general cast of birds, or an owling expedition.  Cost: $140

-Half Day:  This covers up to five hours and is perfect for seeking out a few targets or getting a cast of species that can be found in a specific habitat.  Cost: $170

-Full Day:  This tour will run from eight to ten hours and is a fun option where we can hit up a variety of places to see a cast of different birds, or we can work up a list of birds to target.

Cost:
  8 hours:  $250
9 hours:  $275
10 hours:  $300

-Extra Long Day:  If your wanting to go beyond 10 hours, we can go for as long as you would like.  The cost will be $25 per additional hour once we exceed 10 hours.  This option works well for covering multiple habitat and elevation examples in a day, or something like an owling adventure at the end of a day.

Other Costs

*If we take my vehicle (which only holds two people including me), the cost will add in addition to the normal cost of a tour.  I will charge $0.40 per mile driven on the tour when taking my vehicle.  I will also add the cost of my gas money to the tour.  There will also be a traveling fee for when I travel to meet you.  I won't charge for meeting places that are close to where I live in Peoria/Glendale.

*If there are entry fees to a place we will be birding, you will cover that cost.



For more information, visit my website at birderfrommaricopa.com.

To contact me about creating your birding tour, email me at: sunsfan1331@aol.com.

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