I just wrapped up my South Texas Bird Photography Workshop and it was a terrific and very rewarding workshops. The birds were plentiful, the weather was good (HOT) and the Santa Clara Ranch was awesome. I’ll be heading back again next year so make sure you keep an eye out for the announcement of next years dates.
I can’t say enough about the facilities. We stayed on the ranch (it’s 30-60 min from civilization) and could not have been more comfortable. Cold AC, comfy beds, full kitchen and Wi-Fi made the stay feel like being at home… The staff was also superb offering helpful advice regarding setups and which of the 6 beautiful blinds would be best for the day.
The ranch has 4 pit blinds for bird photography (2 morning and 2 afternoon) as well as an afternoon and a brand new morning raptor blind. They were all terrific and you’ll not go wrong shooting from any of them…
Harris’s Hawk coming in to the afternoon raptor blind.
I think we saw about 30 species of birds over the course of the 3 day workshop…not bad! You know the blinds are busy, when you actually get bored photographing Painted Buntings!
Painted Bunting at eye level from a pit blind.
You can setup whatever sort of perches you like from the raw materials that you can find on the ranch or bring your own.
Setting up a perch.
Here is an image taken by a client during the workshop. A glorious Green Jay and always a favorite for photographers… You can see more images taken by clients during the workshop at Wildlife Workshops my photography workshop website.
Green Jay photography by client, Bill Yeates.
Image Gallery and Prints
Here are a few images that I took on the workshop. You can see all of my bird photography and order prints…HERE.
Crested Caracara, Caracara cheriway
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus
Olive Sparrow, Arremonops rufivirgatus
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus
Greater Roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
You can find all of the images that I have taken at the Santa Clara Ranch…HERE.
Wildlife and Nature Photography Workshops
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