Tufted Puffins & Birds of the Salish Sea

We'll go to one of the only spots left to photograph Tufted Puffins in the San Juan Islands. This two-day workshop is scheduled to take advantage of the summer weather we have in late July and timed for when the Tufted Puffins are feeding their chicks. Tufted Puffins, Pigeon Guillemots, and Rhinoceros Auklets are the main targets. There are also other possibilities like; Great Blue Herons, and all three cormorant species (Brandt's, Pelagic and Double-crested), Black Oystercatcher, Caspian Tern, Turkey Vulture, Western Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Common Murre, Marbled Murrelet, Bald Eagles, and a variety of gulls.  We'll be in a chartered 32-foot boat that sits lower in the water than the other/larger sightseeing boats.  This means you'll get better images on this workshop then if you go on a big boat.  We’ll leave the dock early in the morning so we can have morning light on the birds. After the morning shooting session we’ll return to have lunch, then in the afternoon, there will be an image review/post processing session. Lodging and meals are not included; bring water and snacks since we’ll be out on the boat for 5 to 6 hours. Day 1, July 17th arrive at hotel and 6:00 PM Orientation and presentation on how to photograph birds from a boat. Day 2 early morning to mid day photography session of sea birds, lunch and then an after noon image review session. Day 3 July 19th, early morning photography session with the sea birds then lunch in Anacortes and departures.

  • When: July 17 to 19th, 2018
  • Where: Anacortes
  • Price: $1,800
  • Tufted Puffins & Birds of the Salish Sea
  • Tufted Puffins & Birds of the Salish Sea
  • Tufted Puffins & Birds of the Salish Sea

Features & Info

Tufted Puffins & Birds of the Salish Sea

Rhinoceros Auklet

Tufted Puffins & Birds of the Salish Sea

Tufted Puffin

Tufted Puffins & Birds of the Salish Sea

Tuffted Puffin

It was fun shooting puffins and others from the boat. Great workshop! Thanks.
~ Mel H.

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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 (May 20th, 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.