Birds of the Alligator Farm

St. Augustine, Florida

May 1-4, 2019

Here we’ll explore the native swamp exhibit where hundreds of wading birds fly in to roost in the late afternoons. Herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, and wood storks will be seen in their natural habitat. Over the years, the rookery has grown in size to what it is today, one of the largest natural bird rookeries in the state of Florida. The swamp extends over approximately two acres of natural wetlands and is home to around 65 American Alligators and many native turtles and we’ll be shooting during peak mating season for Great and Snowy Egrets. We’ll also visit some of the surrounding areas historical St. Augustine has to offer. This workshop will start on Wednesday night to discuss shooting technique and what we’ll see and lay out our itinerary. This will allow us to start shooting at first light Thursday morning. We’ll shoot all day Friday and Saturday and have review and critique sessions after each day’s shooting.

Places we’ll visit: St. Augustine Alligator Farm (Bird Rookery), St Augustine beaches 
and oceanfront, Historic St. Augustine and surrounding areas.

What we’ll learn: A variety of techniques for capturing birds in their native habitat, 
capturing the coastal landscape,techniques for sunrises/sunsets and more.

When: May 1-4, 2019

Cost: $540.00 per person   $480.00 CNPA Members

Workshop fee includes the Alligator Farm Photographers Pass good for 1 year and 5 entries into the AF Photography Contest.


* Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, meals and lodging.


* We will carpool as much as possible from our hotel to the shooting locations.


* We will be providing water and snacks in the vehicle.


* Full amount must be paid by 4/22/2019


* Deadline for registrations is 4/22/2019


*  If you cancel 21 or more days prior to the workshop we will refund your registration fee less a $50 handling charge. If you cancel less than 21 days prior to the workshop your registration fee will be refunded only if we fill your slot. There is no refund for cancellations less than 10 days before the event.



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