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Bird Photography Workshop at Laguna Seca Ranch, Texas

Edinburg, Texas, USA

Greg Downing
Alan Murphy
Photography Workshop with Greg Downing and Alan Murphy
10 people maximum
4 days
Learn how to create stunning shots of beautiful birds on a bird photography workshop with Alan Murphy and Greg Downing at Laguna Seca Ranch in Texas.

Trip Highlights

  • Alan and Greg’s bird photography workshop is specially designed to focus on individual bird species and working the situation to capture the absolute best image of that bird.
  • Greg and Alan will share their secret bird photography tips with you while demonstrating how to control the situation for each species.
  • You’ll be able to apply your newly learned techniques wherever you photograph birds around the world.
  • With a limit of just 5 photographers per instructor, this bird photography workshop ensures that each participant will receive personal attention from Alan and Greg.

Dates

Main Trip, 10 people maximum

  • March 22–25, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
  • March 27–30, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Sign Up for Waiting List

We're sorry, but this trip is sold out! Sign up for the waiting list and if any openings become available we'll email you. We will also email you when new dates are announced so you can be the first to know.

Cost Per Person (USD)

Price from $3,995
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Black-crested titmouse © Greg Downing

What You’ll Learn on this Bird Photography Workshop

Alan and Greg will combine their many years of expert bird photography experience and knowledge to personally teach you:

  • How to locate specific bird species.
  • How to search for and select an appropriate perch.
  • How to place a perch in relation to the background and direction of the sun.
  • How to dress up perches to match the bird’s habitat.
  • How to get birds to land where you want them to.
  • How to work a feeder and water drip to their best advantage.
  • How to get amazing shots of small birds in flight.
  • All the tips and tricks that create a beautiful bird photograph.

“Alan Murphy and Greg Downing are first-class workshop leaders and motivating photographers!”

Rebecca F.

Crested caracara © Greg Downing

Laguna Seca Ranch

Photograph the Gems of the Rio Grande Valley

Family owned and operated, Laguna Seca Ranch is located just north of Edinburg, Texas, USA. The ranch owner feeds the birds daily year-round making bird activity very busy at many blinds.

In our experience, Laguna Seca Ranch is the best location in South Texas to see and photography some of the gems of the Rio Grande Valley including:

  • Audubon’s oriole
  • Olive sparrow
  • Long-billed thrasher
  • Golden-fronted woodpecker
  • Green jay
  • and many others!

Long-billed thrasher © Alan Murphy

Itinerary

Start of Workshop

The evening before the workshop begins we will meet at our host hotel for a pre-workshop gathering. We will all meet each other and go over details for the upcoming days.

4 Days of Powerful Photography and Instruction

After our gathering the evening before the workshop begins, 4 days of focused photography and instruction await. Each day we will enjoy a midday break, heading into the local city of Edinburg to have lunch and rest a bit before we go back out for the afternoon session. All workshop participants will have the opportunity to spend equal time one-on-one with both Alan and Greg.

Desert cardinal © Greg Downing

Includes

  • Personalized instruction with equal time from both leaders.
  • Daily access fees to Laguna Seca Ranch.
  • Unlimited drinking water.
  • Use of blinds, bait, and feed.

Does Not Include

  • Airfare
  • Lodging and meals.
  • Car rental.

Reserve your space for Alan and Greg’s bird photography workshop. Register now on Alan’s website.

Dates and Cost

Dates

Main Trip, 10 people maximum

  • March 22–25, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
  • March 27–30, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Sign Up for Waiting List

We're sorry, but this trip is sold out! Sign up for the waiting list and if any openings become available we'll email you. We will also email you when new dates are announced so you can be the first to know.

Cost Per Person (USD)

  • Trip: $3,995
  • Deposit: $1,998

Trip Details

Dates

Main Trip, 10 people maximum

  • March 22–25, 2019 (SOLD OUT)
  • March 27–30, 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Sign Up for Waiting List

We're sorry, but this trip is sold out! Sign up for the waiting list and if any openings become available we'll email you. We will also email you when new dates are announced so you can be the first to know.

Cost Per Person (USD)

  • Trip: $3,995
  • Deposit: $1,998

Single Supplements

Single supplement fees reflect our actual cost and are subject to availability. If you're a single traveler and we're unable to place you with a roommate, we will need to place you in a single room and charge a single supplement.

Travel Ratings

Easy Activity
Intermediate Photographers
Based on Land
Non-Photographers: No

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Leaders and Guides

Greg Downing

Greg has been traveling the world teaching professional and amateur photographers for more than 15 years hosting his instructional workshops and...Continue reading

Alan Murphy

Alan Murphy, an award winning photographer, grew up in England and is an avid birder. Upon immigrating to the States Alan picked up a camera and...Continue reading

Photo Gallery

Northern cardinal © Greg Downing
Northern cardinal in Texas © Greg Downing
Northern cardinal perched © Greg Downing
Barn owl © Greg Downing
Northern cardinal in flight © Greg Downing
Green jay © Greg Downing
Crested caracara © Greg Downing
Desert cardinal © Greg Downing
Golden-fronted woodpecker in Texas © Greg Downing
Black-crested titmouse © Greg Downing
Bird blastoff in Texas © Greg Downing
Northern cardinal on cactus © Alan Murphy
Northern bobwhite © Alan Murphy
Long-billed thrasher © Alan Murphy
Harris
Greater roadrunner © Alan Murphy
Great kiskadee © Alan Murphy
Golden-fronted woodpecker © Alan Murphy
Crested caracara, Hidalgo Co Texas © Alan Murphy
Barn owl in Texas © Alan Murphy
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