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.
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.
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.
the possibility of me adding a second Southern California
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.