Bird Photo Tours

The trips listed below offer exceptional opportunities for bird photography. On many of these trips, photographing birds is the primary goal each day, while on other trips birds comprise a significant, but not exclusive, focus of our photography. Bird photography presents many unique challenges and the photographic techniques learned and used on these trips will likely benefit your photography when shooting other subjects.

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"This [Costa Rica Birds photo tour] is truly a great workshop. You learn at least 3 photo techniques that are not usually used: multiple flash set-ups to arrest wings of hummingbirds, night shots of bats in flight, flashlight for red eyes frogs (instead of using flash)—and you get the opportunity to photograph the quetzal—the bird of Central America."
      —J. Shirley
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Costa Rica Birds
Apr 22 - May 04, 2021
Costa Rica has extraordinary habitats and ecolodges within them. We visit some of the country's prime bird photography locations to create images of amazingly colorful rain forest and cloud forest birds. The stars of the show are resplendent quetzals—one of the most beautiful birds in the Americas.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
The world's premier wetland with photo access to stunning birds and mammals, with a focus on jaguars. Five full days are dedicated to jaguar photography from small boats—3 photographers per boat. Travel with a local photo guide who intimately knows the wildlife and natural history of the Pantanal.
Puffins on the Fly, Iceland
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
Iceland is home to more than half the world’s population of Atlantic puffins—as well as fantastic numbers of other seabirds that nest on its towering cliffs.  We photograph at scenic Grimsey Island, one of the country's most amazing puffin colonies, for 5 shooting days.
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The Falkland Islands
Nov 04 - Nov 22, 2021
The Falkland Islands provide some of the world’s best seabird photography with an exceptional variety of unwary species. Little can compare with the excitement of sitting leisurely next to a lively penguin colony, waves crashing against rocky cliffs, envisioning compositions galore.
Costa Rica Birds—The Green Season
Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2021
Costa Rica has extraordinary habitats and ecolodges within them. We visit some of the country's prime bird photography locations to create images of amazingly colorful rain forest and cloud forest birds. The stars of the show are resplendent quetzals—one of the most beautiful birds in the Americas.
Snowy Owls of the Canadian Prairies, Alberta
Jan 24 - Jan 28, 2022
Photograph snowy owls, the extraordinary “Arctic Ghosts,” in Alberta’s snowy prairie habitats. Three shooting days provide great opportunities to capture portrait images, birds in flight and owls as part of the winter landscape.
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Japan's Winter Wildlife
Jan 28 - Feb 12, 2022
Incredible photographic access to snow monkeys, Japanese cranes, whooper swans, white-tailed and Steller's sea eagles in snowy landscapes. One of Earth's finest—yet little-known—winter wildlife shoots. Ranks in Joe Van Os' Top 10 wildlife photo trips in the world!
Bald Eagles, Sea Otters & Coastal Wildlife of Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
A spectacular wildlife shoot amidst Alaska’s most photogenic settings. Five full days of photography from a chartered boat along the Kenai Peninsula to capture dynamic in-flight and perched eagle images, endearing close-ups of sea otters, and wildlife in rugged winter landscapes.
Florida Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
Florida’s East Coast has become a great new focal point for nature photographers from all over the world. Shoot several exciting wading bird colonies at close range including woodstorks, spoonbills, herons and egrets plus the world’s highest density of nesting ospreys—by boat and on shore.
Costa Rica Birds
Apr 09 - Apr 21, 2022
Costa Rica has extraordinary habitats and ecolodges within them. We visit some of the country's prime bird photography locations to create images of amazingly colorful rain forest and cloud forest birds. The stars of the show are resplendent quetzals—one of the most beautiful birds in the Americas.
Birds and Musk Oxen of Nome, Alaska
Jun 04 - Jun 10, 2022
Photograph the summer arrival of shorebirds, waterfowl and northern songbirds in Alaska’s arctic. Create images of grazing musk oxen, caribou, moose and red foxes on barren tundra hillsides and verdant valleys—all under the summer’s long hours of daylight. 
Ultimate Galápagos
Jun 15 - Jul 02, 2022
Darwin's enchanted islands at their best—albatrosses, penguins, boobies, tortoises and iguanas plus a comfortable boat and great snorkeling! The most exciting and comprehensive Galápagos itinerary we've ever offered. Enjoy good food, tropical sunshine and a chance to walk an unspoiled beach.
Faroe Islands
Jun 23 - Jul 01, 2022
Discover the little-visited unspoiled Faroe Islands.  Treeless, spring-green-mantled terrain rises to rocky crags or drops to the sea below.  Waterfalls plunge steeply and colonies of breeding seabirds cover volcanic cliffs. Colorful turf-roofed houses and working fishing boats add a human element.
Puffins on the Fly, Iceland
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
Iceland is home to more than half the world’s population of Atlantic puffins—as well as fantastic numbers of other seabirds that nest on its towering cliffs.  We photograph at scenic Grimsey Island, one of the country's most amazing puffin colonies, for 5 shooting days.
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2022
The world's premier wetland with photo access to stunning birds and mammals, with a focus on jaguars. Five full days are dedicated to jaguar photography from small boats—3 photographers per boat. Travel with a local photo guide who intimately knows the wildlife and natural history of the Pantanal.