Laguna Seca Ranch, TX
A Bird Photography Workshop
Texas Rio-Grande Valley

Instructors: Alan Murphy & Greg Downing


March 22-25, 2022 OPENINGS

March 27-30, 2022 OPENINGS

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Cost: $4200.00
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Learn how to get stunning images of birds in all their glory at a private ranch near Edinburg, Texas.  This workshop is limited to just five photographers per instructor, so each will receive personalized and focused attention..

Alan Murphy, and Greg Downing will be drawing from over 30 years of experience and knowledge to offer:
  • How to locate certain species.
  • How to get birds to land where you want them to.
  • How to search for and select the appropriate perch.
  • How to place the perch in relation to the background and sun direction.
  • How to dress up the perches to match the bird’s habitat.
  • How to work a feeder and water drip to their best advantage.
  • All the tips and tricks that bring a stunning image together.
  • How to get stunning flight shots of small birds.

The Ranch owner feeds the birds daily year round so the activity at the many blinds is very busy. This is probably the best location in South Texas to get some of the Rio-Grande valley specialties, such as Audubon's Oriole, Olive Sparrow, Long-billed Thrasher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Green Jay 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 situation for each species and you will take away the knowledge of these techniques to use wherever you shoot around the country.


We will meet at the hotel/motel the evening before theworkshop for a pre-workshop get-together. This will be followed by 4 days of intense photography and instruction. We will take mid day breaks and head into Edinburg to have lunch and rest up before we head out for the afternoon session. Participants will spend equal time with each leader.

Workshop fees include personalized instruction, ranch daily access fees, unlimited drinking water, use of the blinds, bait and feed.

Workshop fees do not include air fare, accommondations, meals or car rentals.



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Possible Species with expected species in bold

Crested Caracara

Harris's Hawk

Turkey Vulture

Black Vulture

White-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Olive Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Black-throated Sparow

Black-crested Titmouse

Ruby-crowned Kinglet


White-tipped Dove

Inca Dove

Common ground Dove

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Pine Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Audubon's Oriole

Red-winged Blackbird

Bronzed Cowbird

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Greater Roadrunner

Great Kiskadee

Say's Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Green Jay

Northern Bobwhite

Great Horned Owl

Barn Owl

Northern Cardinal


Long-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher




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