RIO GRANDE VALLEY 2019  

Birding in some of the most rugged habitats of North America. This 2-day workshop will cover the basics of bird photography, how perches are set up, what not to do while shooting at a setup, how to attract birds to a setup and basics of using fill flash. 

WORKSHOP DATES: 

Nov 3rd/4th, 2018 - Full 

Nov 5th/6th, 2018 - Full 

May 4th/5th, 2019 

TOUR LEADERS:  Supreet Sahoo

TARGET SPECIES: 

  • Green Jay 

  • Northern Bobwhite Quail 

  • Northern cardinal 

  • Pyrrhuloxia 

  • Golden-Fronted Woodpecker 

  • Crested Caracara 

  • Turkey Vulture 

  • Black Vulture 

  • Inca Dove 

  • Painted Bunting 

  • Curve-Billed Thrasher 

  • 3 species of sparrows

  • Titmouse 

  • Indigo Bunting and many more species 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • This is a very relaxed trip and involves no walking. We will shoot from bird hides.  

 

 

SUGGESTED GEAR:

 

  • Digital SLR 

  • Your longest telephoto lens 500/600 

  • A shorter telephoto like 300/400 

  • A sturdy tripod 

  • A flash with flash bracket (optional gear)  

 

HOW TO JOIN THE WORKSHOP?

 

  • Please read all terms and conditions 

  • Contact me using the contact form below 

  • If you are interested in private tours please let me know in your email 

 

TECHNICAL LEARNINGS

  • Basics of using fill flash in bird photography 

  • Selection and set up of perches 

  • Post processing of images using Lightroom and Photoshop  

DETAILED ITINERARY

Please click here to see a detailed itinerary of the trip. 

COST & TERMS 

  • The cost of this tour is USD 900 per person 

  • A deposit amount of USD 300 is required to book your spot 

  • Please contact using the contact form for payment options. Bank transfer, check, PayPal options available  

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • Access to all blinds in ranch 

  • Bottled Water while birding 

  • Guides and Tour leaders fees

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Accommodation (Recommendations to be provided upon confirmation) 

  • Transport 

  • Any meals  

  • Airfare 

  • Insurance 

  • Cost of hospitalization if necessary

 

PAYMENT POLICY

20% payment to confirm your seat and the remaining 60 days before the trip start date. 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Booking amount is non-refundable. 

Remaining amount - 80% refund if canceled before 30 days of the tour. No refund beyond that period 

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your trip investment and yourself while traveling. 

 

Our tours do not take the liability for your flight cancelations, medical expenses, gear damage, accidents, natural disasters, extended stays and other unforeseen emergencies.  

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