Bird photography tours work well as a combination simply because of the good time management offered this with great duo. Birding is best done during certain times of the day and usually, it means a bit of down time and exploring of the local area during the other periods. No so on bird photography tours, when this time is then spent towards a photo workshop. Let’s see how this works in a little bit of detail. Birding starts early in the morning, around dawn, to set off to see the early bird get the worm. Well, not literally but it is during this part of day when you will get to see birds at their most active and with birding it really is seeing the difference between the various species and compare how they differ. The day is planned to ensure a myriad of behaviour and lighting opportunities. Usually bird watching continues around mid-day through the afternoon and then maybe a bit of nocturnal birding if it is scheduled for that days bird photography tours schedule.
Now the better part of the morning is when the workshop is held. This is where the tour group learns photography. It is different to a normal class in that it can sometimes be held out in nature and always with a small group of people, leading to a much more personalized learning opportunity. The bonus of bird photography tours is getting the chance to interact personally with masters of nature photography. Tours of this scope are noted for bringing on board, some of the most noted names in the industry. Bird photography tours provide a way for ordinary folk to mingle with this calibre of photographers. It really isn’t a possibility unless this type of avenue is explored. The learning outcome on bird photography tours is greater than in a normal classroom style setting. It is here that theoretical knowledge is immediately applied and any kinks seen are ironed out right then and there with the photographer right by your side. These skills will serve participants well far beyond the trip and indeed their birding escapades.