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Songbirds of South New Jersey


If you’d like to try your hand at songbird photography or enhance your compositional skills, why not do so with a little guidance. This Spring, join BCC's Matt Malwitz, for this in-the-field photography workshop. During this outing, we'll discuss how to find and identify songbirds, how to approach and move around wildlife, and different photographic techniques, all while capturing beautiful images of the birds!

Our goal will be to capture stunning images of two or three species, prioritizing quality shots over quantity of birds. We won't get good looks at everything, but that's all part of the challenge. As the saying goes, "if it were easy, everyone would do it". So, why not give bird photography a chance. Spaces are limited, so choose your date soon.  

*This workshop is available as a 1-on-1, OR, as a small group (up to 2 persons)

*Workshop includes 4-hours in-the-field instruction

*Check dates at the link below  

Songbirds of South New Jersey

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 I photograph them.

Join Matt in the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey for a chance to photograph these birds at their best. This workshop starts just before sunrise.

Workshop Includes:

- 4-hour in-the-field instruction - 6:00am - 10:00am

(Additional hour(s) of instruction = $75.00 per.)


Southern NJ

(Exact location provided upon booking)

What We May See (Some are location specific):

  • Pine Warbler
  • Yellow-throated Warbler
  • Northern Parula
  • Black and White Warbler
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Worm-eating Warbler
  • Ovenbird
  • American Redstart
  • Prairie Warbler
Check our current offering of Bergen County Camera Classes.
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