Wildlife of the Columbia Basin Tour


Tour Details

Join me for a day as we explore Washington’s spectacular Columbia Basin. This beautiful 300+ mile road trip provides us with plenty of windshield time to talk about photography, camera settings, and preps us for the subjects we will be shooting. Expect a day packed full of excitement as each tour provides a unique experience.

Along the way we will visit bald eagle, osprey, and great horned owl nest (most with chick depending on month). We will also visit several burrowing owl den sites where 10+ pairs nest. In June we have an opportunity to photograph baby burrowing owls. The 1000’s of sandhill we encounter are a spectacular site to see and one of Washington’s top wildlife phenomenons.

Aaron recently took us on a guided photo nature tour to the Columbia Basin. Our day was awesome as we viewed sandhill cranes, burrowing owls and many other bird species. Aaron has a clear passion for photography and wildlife. He is enthusiastic, professional, and helpful. Be prepared for a trip filled with great opportunities for wildlife viewing and photo moments, unexpected discoveries, and a unique experience. – Karen and Charlie

We generally leave early around 7am from a local park and ride and return around 6pm but return times are up to you and flexable. Transportation, lunch, snacks, and beverages are provided.

Other species possible include but not limited to black-necked stilts, white pelicans, big-horned sheep, elk, skunk, and deer.  Check out my gallery from previous trips linked below.  If there are specific species you want to target I am more than happy to meet your needs.




  • Burrowing owls
  • Sandhill cranes
  • American avocets


  • Feb-Jul 2012
  • As requested

Group Size

  • Limit 3 persons
  • Larger groups on request


  • Day grip from Seattle
  • 300+ miles roundtrip

Meeting Location

  • Seattle – at the Space Needle


  • 1 Perons – $249
  • 2 Persons – $449
  • 3 Persons – $599

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 Tour Leader

Aaron Baggenstos





Aaron's Photo Tours™ - Phone - (425) 760-1505 - Email - info@aaronstours.com

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