Bird Photography in South Florida

Friday March 25, 2016 to Friday April 1, 2016


This trip will offer photographers a great opportunity to see and photograph the birds that make Florida famous. On our journey we will visit a variety of different habitats ranging from sandy beaches, to beautiful cypress swamps to prairies and pine forests and the Everglades. All along the way we will take in the natural beauty of Florida.

Bald Eagle
Wood Stork

We will start out in Tampa with birds like Wood Storks, Swallow-tailed Kites, Limpkins, Barred Owls, Bald Eagles and more.

Florida Scrub Jay
Swallow-tailed Kite
Red-cockaded Woodpecker

From there we will work our way down the Gulf Coast searching for the threatened Florida Scrub Jay, the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker and other special birds like Bachman’s Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sandhill Crane, Fish Crow, the White-eyed race of the Eastern Towhee and more.

Bachman's Sparrow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Eastern Towhee
Barred Owl

We will then cut across southern Florida in search of birds like Burrowing Owl, Glossy Ibis, Palm Warbler and the graceful Snail Kite.

Glossy Ibis
Palm Warbler
Burrowing Owl
White-crowned Pigeon

We will spend time exploring the keys and the Everglades region where we hope to find birds like Gray Kingbird, Black-whiskered Vireo, Prairie Warbler, Great White Heron and White-crowned Pigeon.

Prairie Warbler
Great White Heron
Least Bittern

From there our trip will take us north up the Atlantic coast where we will visit habitats that should give us a chance to see Great Black-backed Gull, Least Bittern, American Bittern, Purple Gallinule and more.

Purple Gallinule
Snail Kite

We will pay special attention to Osprey and Snail Kites with boat rides to get us nice and close to these majestic birds in a beautiful setting.

Sandhill Crane

We will round out our trip with a visit to the beach where we hope to see birds like Wilson’s Plover, White Ibis, Black Skimmer and more.

Painted Bunting

We will be travelling in a comfortable van and will work hard to get you the best photo opportunities possible. To ensure that everyone has a good view this trip will be limited to six guests. The cost per guest (double occupancy) will be $2300. If you wish to have a private room there will be an additional $300 charge. This includes all transportation starting and ending in Tampa and all lodging starting the night of March 26 and ending on the night of April 1.  All park entry fees, boat rides and guide fees are included in the trip cost. All meals will be the responsibility of the guests.

Mottled Duck

All of the photos you see here were taken on the 2013 iteration of this trip.

Red-shouldered Hawk
Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Horned Owl