Each Spring, songbirds return to their breeding ranges in North America. Many find their way to the Northeastern U.S. where birders and photographers alike flock to city parks to catch a glimpse of these colorful birds. While these locations make for easier sightings, they’re not always ideal for photography.
That is why I find and photograph them in their preferred nesting habitat. Here, males lay claim to territory by singing from select perches to attract mates and thwart other males. They do all of this in a fairly confined area, where they're movements and behaviors can become predictable to the observational birder. This is where Matt photographs them.
Join Matt in the forests of Northern New Jersey and Pennsylvania for a chance to photograph these birds at their best. This workshop starts just before sunrise.
- 4-hour in-the-field instruction
(Additional hour(s) of instruction = $75.00 per.)
Northwestern NJ/Northeastern PA
(Exact location provided upon booking)
What We May See (Some are location specific):
- American Redstart
- Black and White Warbler
- Louisiana Waterthrush
- Northern Parula
- Hooded Warbler
- Prairie Warbler
- Blue-winged Warbler
- Black-throated Green Warbler
- Blackburnian Warbler
- Cerulean Warbler
- Black-throated Blue Warbler
- Canada Warbler
- Magnolia Warbler
- Indigo Bunting
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak
- Eastern Towhee
- Chipping Sparrow
- American Goldfinch
*We cannot guarantee any particular bird. We will do what we can to capture images of a particular species, but at the end of the day, these are wild animals. If a bird isn’t cooperating, we’ll move on to the next.
*This workshop runs rain or shine. Refunds for extreme weather and instructor cancellation only.
*You must be 18 years or older to attend this workshop