Tundra Swans circle to land at Lower Klamath NWR | CA NWR Bird Safari

Wildlife Photography is about Behavior and Interaction: The NWR Safaris

 
Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull
Over the years I've done this wildlife safari we have had some amazing encounters. One year it was river otters and mink, another year it was bald eagles and pheasants, at other times ducks, tundra swans, and raptors.  Probably my favorite trip was a couple of years ago when we had dozens of encounters with the male northern harrier - the gray ghost. 

All the refuges we go to have good access, and good places to stay nearby.  The shooting can be very steady, and at times very fast - and this safari is an opportunity to really capture images of species that are difficult to photograph.
We drive up the day before, February 26, and stop at Sacramento NWR for a couple of laps around the refuge, then head up to Klamath if we are going there.  You can meet at my house, or meet me at Sacramento NWR on the 26th.  The hotels and food are all reasonably priced.  This is a cold weather safari so come prepared with warm boots, gloves, overcoat, etc.  

The deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, Venmo, or credit card, and the balance is due halfway between the deposit date and the safari date unless you are booking within 3 months, then full payment is due.  Check the main safari page for other info.  Link 
I've spent my 40-year wildlife photography career shooting in the American West.  The first 24 years shooting out of Utah, the past 16 years out of California.  The photo safaris that I lead are all to the best locations, at the best times, during peak wildlife activity periods.  What a rush it has been. 

Difficulty Level : Easy

There are 4 possible refuges we could visit - Sacramento, Lower Klamath, Colusa, and Merced.

Dates : Tue, February 27-28   $650

Participants : max of 5 clients.
Info Links : Safari Checklist - Link 
Image Galleries:  Raptors-1 2   Eagles
 

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