Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull
After spending time in south Texas photographing the wildlife and birdlife I'm convinced this is one of the premier nature photography locations in North America in the winter months.  With the local guidance of my friend, Butch Ramirez, a local professional wildlife photographer based in Laredo who has had dozens of Texas Whitetails Magazine covers, we will spend time traveling to different birding hotspots, like Salineno and McAllen, including Butch's photography ranch - the Rocking R6.  Butch is the co-leader of this safari.

One of the places we shoot at is the Tipps Ranch near Oakville, TX.  This large ranch, high-fenced as many of the Texas ranches are, produces amazingly big whitetail bucks.  They have both ground-level and elevated blinds for photography.  In the morning you get one type, the opposite in the afternoon - and for lunch we go to an excellent bbq joint. 

We met in Laredo, TX on Sunday night, December 11.  Since I'm leading the Bosque del Apache NM Safari just days before I won't be available to provide rides to Laredo except to those traveling with me, but will - depending on the number signed up - provide rides back to California. It is recommended that you fly into Laredo to meet up with us.  For those who do both the Bosque and Texas safaris, there two free safari days anytime in the future.

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, but you must have your own vehicle.  Link 

This safari is 4 days 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.

Information Links

Safari Checklist - Link
Published Tearsheets - Link
Brent's Biography - Link  
Difficulty Level Dates
Fairly Easy  -  Some walking, no hiking Thursday, December 14-17    $1600
Salineno is another birding hotspot south of Laredo.  It reminds me of Morongo Valley where I do a bird safari in late April.  Salineno gets many birds that cross the short distance from Mexico that we don't commonly see in the United States, such as the turkey-like Chachalaca.   
We will have shooting opportunities for many bird species unique to this area, such as the Crested CaraCaras, Harris hawks, Scaled and Montezuma's Quail, Northern Bobwhite, and Oriole species we don't see often like Altamira's and Audubon's.  Great Kiskadee, Gila and Golden-fronted Woodpeckers, Pyrruloxia and Northern Cardinals, and many more.  
Participants - maximum of 4 photographers.

Photo Galleries:   Texas Birds


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