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Birds of California | Nov 15-18, 2025 | $5200




  • Limited to: 5 photographers
  • Policy:  All workshops are non-smoking
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California
  • Dates: Nov 5-8; Nov 10-13, Nov 15-18
  • Wait List: add me to the wait list


Brian E. Small and Alan Murphy co-lead the workshop. This workshop is based on a private 1500 acre ranch owned by birders who have been attracting birds for many years.


The ranch owner feeds the birds daily year round so the activity at the blinds is very busy. This is an excellent location to get some of the California specialties, such as Yellow-billed Magpie, Band-tailed Pigeon, California Thrasher, Nuttall's Woodpecker and many others. This workshop will be designed to target each species and work the situation to get the ultimate image of that bird. There are many different ways to control the setup for each species and you will take away the knowledge of these techniques to use wherever you shoot around the country.

Birds of California | Nov 15-18, 2025 | $5200

SKU: CA 11/15/25

    • The cost of the workshop is $5200 per person.
    • A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to register.
    • Your deposit fee will automatically calculate.
    • This transaction is the 50% deposit only.
    • Workshop fee includes personalized instruction, ranch access fees, unlimited drinking water, use of the blinds, bait and feed.
    • Workshop fee does not include air fare, accommodations, evening meals or car rentals.



    A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the workshop fee is required for registration. The remaining balance must be paid 60 days prior to the workshop. Registrants who have not paid their remaining balance or made other arrangements by that date forfeit their spot in the workshop which may be assigned to someone on the waiting list and also lose their deposit.

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