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.

We're here to answer your questions about any of the trips that interest you, so don't hesitate to Contact Us!
"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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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.
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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.
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Puffins on the Fly, Iceland
Multiple Departure Dates 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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
Dalmatian Pelicans and Big Birds of Bulgaria
Jan 17 - Jan 28, 2021
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.
Japan's Winter Wildlife
Jan 29 - Feb 13, 2021
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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Bald Eagles, Sea Otters & Coastal Wildlife
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
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.
Second Departure Added
Florida Birds
Multiple Departure Dates 2021
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 02 - Apr 14, 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.
Faroe Islands
May 13 - May 21, 2021
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.
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
Jul 07 - Jul 15, 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.