Bird photography workshops by a photographer and birder. (Tim teaches shorebird identification classes for Audubon chapters.) Read more about the workshop below, then choose one to dive into the wonderful world of bird photography.
Winter Birds of the Skagit & Samish Flats - Each winter Snow Geese, Tundra and Trumpter Swans, Short-eared Owls, Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks and many more birds of prey inhabit the Samish and Skagit Flats of Washington. This one-day workshop will focus on making birds-in-flight images and group shots of multiple birds and blast-offs of thousands of birds. We'll go over the necessary camera setting for each type of action photography, and spend the day practicing birds-in-flight photography techniques. Limited each day to three participants, the Cost is $199 per person and includes lunch, ground transportation, and of course instruction. Course dates are December 28th, Janauary 18th, 19th and 20th. When you register you will be ask to pick a date and an atlernative date - encase the weather doesn't cooperate.
Shorebirds of Grays Harbor - Spend two days focusing on shorebird photography at various locations on what has been described as "perhaps the most important shorebird site south of Alaska." this is how The American Bird Conservancy Guide, describes Grays Harbor. Tim Boyer is a photographer and a birder specailizing in shorebirds. He teaches shorebird identification classes for Audubon chapters and presents his multimedia show Understanding Shorebirds, the Miracle of Migration to Audubon and conservation groups. Cost is $498 per person, limited to five participants. Lunch is included for both days. Target birds include Red Knot, Western Sandpiper, Sanderling, Dunlin, Black-bellied Plover, Marbled Godwit, Semipalmated Plover, Least Sandpiper, with many other shorebirds as possibilities (Whimbrel, Willet, Dowitchers, Greater Yellowlegs, Ruddy Turnstone and more.)
Columbia Gorge in Autumn - Beautiful any time of year, the walls, streams, and canyons of the gorge are totally transformed in the fall. Big Leaf Maples add splashes of brilliant color to the mossy green slopes. Our first day will be at Punch Bowl and Metlako falls on Eagle Creek. After the waterfalls we'll spend some time by the fish hatchery looking for American Dipper and spawned-out salmon. We'll then spend time at Elowha and Latourell Falls before ending the day at the Vista House. Day two we'll start at Multnomah Falls, then head to the wonderful cascades of Wahkeena Falls. After lunch we'll spend some time on the streams at Bridal Veil and Wahclella Falls. We'll end the workshop again at Vista House for those iconic images looking up the gorge at sunset. This workshop focuses more on creative composition and vision, and is part two of the fall waterfall workshops.
Twelve birds from the last day of the San Diego workshop. These images chronicle the last day of the San Diego Workshop (January 11th). This brings me to 50 for the month. But more than the numbers, it’s the great expeiences I’ve had. The surpise of seeing and spending time with the Little Blue Heron, the […]
Photographic Big Year Update It’s been pointed out to me that really I’m doing a photographic big year, so I think I’ll just call it that. This posting will put me at 95 birds this year. A far cry from where I thought I would be at this point. So, this week I’m going to […]