Birds of Southwest Florida

Florida has two of the best things a bird photographer could ask for, good light and plenty of cool birds. On this 5-day workshop, we will have the possibility of photographing 75+ birds. We’ll go to a variety of habitats to find those birds, from wide-open beaches to cypress and mangrove forests, scrub and grassy habitats, and lakes and rivers, etc. Florida is a mecca for bird photography, and we’ll visit close to twenty different shooting locations. This is a small group bird photography workshop, limited to 3 photographers so we can travel in one car and get around the Southwest portion of Florida quickly and efficiently. No need to rent a car, after you get to the hotel, transportation is included. A three to four-hour chartered boat ride is included for a great chance to photograph Snail Kites and Limpkins. There will be lots of gulls, shorebirds, terns, herons, egrets, pelicans, several duck species, some jays, nuthatches and several species of woodpeckers as well. We’ll visit some of the most popular spots like Ding Darling, Fort de Soto, Venice Rookery, and Cape Coral and we’ll visit very productive sites that aren’t as well known but offer incredible photographic opportunities. Day 1 March 18th Arrive at hotel, 7:00 PM Orientation & Bird Photography Presentation Day 2, March 19th through Day 6, March 23rd travel to various destinations & photograph birds and some landscapes. Day 7 March 24th Departures

  • When: March 18-24th, 2018
  • Where: Ft Myers, FL
  • Price: $2,800
  • Birds of Southwest Florida
  • Birds of Southwest Florida
  • Birds of Southwest Florida

Features & Info

Birds of Southwest Florida

Forster's Tern

A Forster's Tern stretches on a sunny Florida beach. Many birds are tame and used to people and photographers, so a close approach is easy.

Birds of Southwest Florida

Anhinga Landing

An Anhinga comes in for a landing at the Venice Rookery.

Birds of Southwest Florida

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstones winter in Florida where searching the beaches provides ample food resources for them.

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More workshop info

Reserve your spot in the workshop with a $500 deposit. Lodging and meals, during the workshop, are not included in the workshop fee. The typical workshop day has a morning and afternoon shooting session with a mid-day break. After we receive your registration, we'll send you a detailed information packet about your workshop, including what to bring, more specific details on the workshop structure, hotel rendezvous information, etc. We recommend you purchase travel insurance and will provide you contact information. Your $500 deposit is refundable up to 90 days before the workshop, less a $25 processing fee. Full payment is due at 60 days before the workshop (January 18th, 2018) and is only refundable if we can fill your spot with someone else. If you find it necessary to cancel 90-days or more before the start of the workshop, we will issue a refund, less a $25 processing fee. Within 60-days, we cannot issue a refund, but we will make every effort we can to book you on a future workshop.