With Texas Target Birds I offer both guiding services and photography instruction. My customers range from those wanting to do a day of birding around the Houston area to get familiar with some of the local birding hotspots to serious photographers who want to get photos of a few select target species to people who want to do a comprehensive birding trip around Texas. Whatever your birding and photography needs are I can put something together for you.
My basic rate is $200 per day (up to 8 hours excluding time taken for lunch) for the first person and an additional $50 for each additional person. If the client wishes to spend additional time in the field with me there will be a $25/hour charge.
If the meeting location requires more than a one hour commute there will be an additional charge of $25/hour after the first hour. Travel times are determined by the shortest driving time provided by Google Maps starting from Sugar Land, TX
For overnight trips the client will be responsible for my lodging and evening meal. The client(s) will also be responsible for the expense of all transportation, lodging and food.
For half-day trips or photography instruction (up to 4 hours) my rate is $125.
For trips that are longer than two days I will put together a custom trip price quote and provide an itinerary to suit your needs.
For day trips I ask for a $50/day deposit at the time of booking. For custom trips the deposit is 20% of the quoted trip cost. For day trips the balance of the cost is to be paid at the conclusion of the trip. For custom trips the balance is due 14 days before the first day of the trip unless otherwise specified.
I offer birding walks for church groups, senior groups, community groups etc. Please contact me for details.
My guiding is not limited to the Houston area, I do custom trips, anywhere in Texas, the US or internationally. Don’t hesitate to contact me with an idea of the trip you want to do and I will put together a quote and itinerary for you.
Also, if you are a Canon shooter and are interested in using one of my telephoto lenses, I have an EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM, EF 500mm f/4L IS USM and EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM as well as a sturdy tripod and Wimberly gimbal head that you can use for a fee of $50/day.