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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Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2019
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.
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Mongolia: Golden Eagle Festival & Gobi Desert
Sep 04 - Sep 22, 2019
Photograph the Altai Eagle Festival as Kazakh master falconers demonstrate their skills on horseback while hunting with their golden eagles. Travel into the vast Gobi region of red rock cliffs, sand dunes, petroglyphs, and wildlife, including argali sheep, the world’s largest wild sheep species.
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Epic South Georgia
Oct 08 - Nov 02, 2019
An unmatched nature photography tour to the legendary wildlife and scenic areas of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Join nine of the finest photography and wildlife leaders for a remarkable voyage that includes 10 full days on South Georgia--home to one of the world’s greatest wildlife concentrations.
Waitlisted—Now Booking 2020
World's Best Raptor Shoot
Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2019
Vivid fall colors accentuate the piercing fierce eyes of this incredible selection of North American hawks, falcons, eagles and owls on a one-of-a-kind photo shoot in Colorado. Numerous birds of prey are presented in beautiful natural habitats and many will be photographed in flight.
Hummingbirds of Ecuador's Andean Cloud Forest
Dec 01 - Dec 10, 2019
Photograph the world's most incredible hummingbird spectacle using our new multiple flash systems. Capture images of these tiny jeweled wonders perched, in flight, and feeding from tropical flowers. See more hummingbird species at our feeders than all of the species that live in the US and Canada. 
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Dalmatian Pelicans and Big Birds of Bulgaria
Jan 07 - Jan 18, 2020
Dalmatian pelicans—world’s largest, rarest, most magnificent—in breeding plumage, and golden eagles and griffon vultures are among the exciting target species featured in this unusual 11-day winter wildlife tour in Bulgaria and Northern Greece.
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Japan's Winter Wildlife
Jan 31 - Feb 15, 2020
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!
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Florida Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2020
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.
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Costa Rica Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2020
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.
Ultimate Galápagos
May 20 - Jun 06, 2020
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.
Birds and Musk Oxen of Nome, Alaska
Jun 06 - Jun 12, 2020
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. 
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Puffins on the Fly
Jul 06 - Jul 14, 2020
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.
Waitlisted—Now Booking 2021
Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal
Multiple Departure Dates 2020
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.
Hummingbirds of Ecuador's Andean Cloud Forest
Oct 04 - Oct 13, 2020
Photograph the world's most incredible hummingbird spectacle using our new multiple flash systems. Capture images of these tiny jeweled wonders perched, in flight, and feeding from tropical flowers. See more hummingbird species at our feeders than all of the species that live in the US and Canada. 
World's Best Raptor Shoot
Oct 17 - Oct 22, 2020
Vivid fall colors accentuate the piercing fierce eyes of this incredible selection of North American hawks, falcons, eagles and owls on a one-of-a-kind photo shoot in Colorado. Numerous birds of prey are presented in beautiful natural habitats and many will be photographed in flight.
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The Falkland Islands
Nov 05 - Nov 23, 2020
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.
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Costa Rica Birds—The Green Season
Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2020
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.
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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.