This safari is a first for me. After spending decades hearing
about the amazing warbler photography that is possible, and knowing
that I can never shoot more warblers than about 15 in the west, and that there are 35 types of
warblers I've never shot at this location - I'm excited to make a
run at these amazing birds. We fly into Toledo, Ohio, and I
plan on renting a vehicle once there. Magee Marsh is known far
and wide, so hand-holding might be a tremendous advantage while
shooting, plus I think a tripod amidst the other photographers might
just be too unwieldy.
This first safari is something I'm looking
forward to, as a bird photographer it would be difficult not to go
to Magee Marsh when it is such an iconic location, much like Bosque
Plan on flying into Toledo on Sunday, April 30.
I have not selected the hotel location yet, but that is coming.
We will shoot through Wednesday at lunch, then head out - so the
return flight can be the evening of May 3. As with all the
safaris, we will split the cost of local travel. I expect
moderate weather. We will do some walking on trails and
boardwalks, but nothing lengthy.
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/walk along at no charge,
but you must have your own vehicle to travel in.
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
Moderate - lots of walking
May 1-3 $1400
All the warbler photos on this page
are from the west, but I will replace these with the warblers I get
at Magee Marsh next year. From the top, a Black-throated Gray
Warbler, and then left - Wilson's Warbler, Yellow
Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler,
Townsend's Warbler. On the bottom is a Hermit Warbler.
Here are just a few warblers I want to shoot at
Magee Marsh: Prothonotary warbler, Magnolia warbler, Kirtland's
warbler, Blackburnian warbler, Bay-breasted warbler, Scarlet
tanager, Baltimore oriole, Mourning warbler, Cape May warbler,
Black-throated Green warbler, Chestnut-sided warbler, Black-throated
Blue warbler - and so many more. I would be happy to
photograph a dozen new species in 2023, and a different dozen in
maximum of 3 photographers.
Participating in four paid 1-day safaris (cumulative days) earns you 1 free safari day
that can be applied to any future safari.
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