Backlit cattle egret

April 7 - 13, 2019

**See itinerary below.

Why Take This Photo Tour With Us?

*6 full days photographing at 5 locations with different species and different backgrounds.
*Annual photo pass to both the Alligator Farm and Gatorland, where some of the most accessible rookeries are.
*A chance to safely explore and choose your own subjects.
*2 instructors and a max of 6 participants.
*Transportation, lodging and meals included.

Wading birds put on some of the most elegant displays in the avian world. Their breeding plumage is jaw-droppingly incredible, and it's understandable that people would want to decorate their hats with those feathers. Of course, the chicks are just the opposite--so homely looking they're cute. This is the tour for people who want to photograph the most interesting, most exciting and most colorful time in these birds' lives--courtship and chick rearing.
Common gallinule & chick
Green heron fishing
Some of our sites will literally have hundreds and hundreds of nesting great egrets, snowy egrets, cattle egrets, tri-colored herons, wood storks and even spoonbills. And more importantly, some of these wild birds are nesting so close you could reach in and touch their eggs. We'll spend some quality time at a great blue heron rookery, an anhinga rookery, and we'll have white ibis in breeding colors as well as least bitterns, purple gallinules...heck, there will be more species to photograph than you can point a lens at, although only a few will be as showy as the wading birds. About the only time you won't be pushing a shutter button is while we are traveling between locations.
Tro-colored heron fishing
Great egret & rookery
Great blue herons mating behavior
Backlit great egret scratching


Day 1: Transportation from Orlando to St. Augustine, photograph at Alligator Farm in afternoon.
Day 2: Photograph at Alligator Farm in morning and afternoon.
Day 3: Photograph at Alligator Farm in morning, travel to Titusville, photograph nearby location in afternoon.
Day 4: Photograph in morning, travel to Boynton Beach, photograph in afternoon.
Day 5: Photograph in morning and afternoon.
Day 6: Photograph in morning, travel back to Orlando, photograph in afternoon.
Day 7: Photograph in morning, transportation back to the airport.


Deposit: $500

Airport: Orlando, Florida (MCO)

Tour Cost Includes: Transportation, breakfast, dinner, snacks, water, lodging, critique and instruction as needed.