10th Annual Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest April 25 -29!
Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest will be presenting programs and tours led by some of the world’s best bird and nature photographers during the 10th Annual Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest, April 25 – 29, 2012.
Headquartered on the campus of the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience located on the Intracoastal Waterway south of St. Augustine, the Festival is one of the most celebrated of its kind in the nation, with attendees and participants flocking in from all over the world. For photographers – from beginner to professional – this is an opportunity to sharpen skills with lessons from true masters. For birders, it’s a chance to gather with fellow enthusiasts and marvel at the incredible diversity of species here in northeast Florida.
The 2012 Festival features more than 100 exciting birding and outdoor photography events including Birding presentations on migration, warbler and shorebird identification, photography field workshops and classroom sessions about night and macro photography.
Workshop presenters include a “Who’s Who” of the best in the business with credentials and experience that clearly establishes them as “world class” outdoor photographers. New to the festival this year are George Lepp, one of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers and a leader in the field of digital imaging, and Mike Moats, an award winning professional nature photographer who specializes in macro photography, or as he calls it, “tiny landscapes”. Other popular photography presenters returning to this year’s festival include Tim Grey, Chas Glatzer, Kevin Karlson, Greg Downing, Maxis Gamez, Deb Sandidge, Vinny Colucci and Melissa Southern.
In addition to the photography programs, more birding events and tours have been added to the festival, including kayak tours led by Ripple Effect Eco Tours and boat tours led by St. Augustine Eco Tours, as well as a series of trips led by world-renowned professional birding guides from Tropical Birding Tours.
Registration and tickets for Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest workshops, seminars, trips and tours are available online at www.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com. Also on the site are lodging options, including the Festival’s four beachside host hotels – Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach, Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach and Beacher’s Lodge, each of which offers special rates to attendees.
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