Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull

I've never had a bad day of photography shooting these great locations in southern California.  We will have opportunities to photograph shore and wading birds - like dowitchers, sandpipers, terns, rails, egrets, and willets; and many duck species - like wigeons, teal, scooters, mergansers, ruddy ducks; and raptors - like osprey, falcons, and Cooper's hawks; and songbirds - like pin-tailed wayduhs, orange bishops, and many others.  Traveling from one spot to another, we will be able to concentrate on the areas with the most active birds.  It is just a great day of bird photography. 

We also shoot Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and the Huntington Beach City Library-Park Complex, and possibly the Newport Beach Backbay area, and the San Joaquin Wildlife Center in Irvine.

We meet at 7:30am at the Pt. Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro for the adult peregrine falcons (the 405, to west on the 110, the 110 turns into Gaffey, Gaffey dead-ends at the Lighthouse).  I will e-mail you a map so you know exactly where to go.  We stop for lunch and usually finish around 3pm so we can beat at least some of the traffic home. 

The deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, 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 information.  Spouses can ride along at no charge, though they will have to buy a ferry ticket.  Link 

This safari is 1 day long.

I've spent my 38-year wildlife photography career shooting in the American West.  The first 23 years shooting out of Utah, the past 15 years out of California.  With 1500 published photo credits, dozens of magazine covers and article, and a lifetime wandering the roads of the west, 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 Dates

Easy  -  Some walking, no hiking. Sunday, April 2    $250
This safari is a bird extravaganza!  We start with the peregrine falcons in San Pedro, move to the songbirds and hummers in Huntington Beach, and finish with the terns, rails, and wading birds at Bolsa Chica, which is where we usually run out of time.  However, Newport Beach and Irvine are just a few miles away should one of the areas not be really active.  Fun stuff. There is the possibility of me adding a second Southern California Bird Safari.  If I do, then the parrots at Irvine Regional Park and Black Skimmers at San Joaquin Wildlife Center - also in Irvine - and the peregrines in San Pedro will be the primary bird photo targets.
Bonus Safari Discount Participants - maximum of 6 photographers. Information Links
Participating in four 1-day safaris earns you 1 free safari day that can be applied to any future safari. Image Galleries:  CA-Birds-1   CA-Birds-2
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