Eagles & Songbirds
Homer, Alaska
Instructor: Alan Murphy

Our workshop base is located 223 miles SW of anchorage on Kachemak bay, Alaska. We will be using a charter boat to photograph eagles each day.

After breakfast at our hotel each morning we schedule--depending on tides and weather--either two 2-hour boat trips or one 4 hour boat trip each day of the tour (both times are approximate depending on weather conditions). We do lots of the photography from the boat and plan to spend some time on land to do both perched and flying eagles. . You should head home exhausted with the best Bald Eagle images of your life

We will spend two days in Anchor Point (40 minutes from our base) on private property photographing many Boreal species of birds at a feeder. We will be doing setups with dramatic perches for these very tame birds. Species include, Pine Grosbeak, Gray Jay, Boreal and Black-capped Chickadee, Common Redpolls, Woodpeckers and many more.

Workshop Dates:

Feb 23 - 27, 2022 4 OPENINGS

March 1- 5, 20221 OPENING

Cost: $5500.00


What's Included

lots of eagles, field instruction, classroom instruction, photography presentations, and image critiquing. Ground transportation from the hotel to the dock. All boat fees and boat-related expenses but for the tips. Breakfast at the motel. Property access fees for the somngbirds. Lunch when we do songbirds.

Note: some folks may wish to rent a vehicle so that they can photograph on their own during free time.

This workshop fee does not include air transportation, round trip airfare from home to Homer. The cost of your room. Meals other than breakfast. Tips for the boat captain and Songbird property owner.

Try to plan on arriving the day before the workshop begins to avoid weather or equipment delays. 


Register right away to reserve your spot in this workshop!



Possible Species with expected species in bold

Bald Eagle

Gray Jay

Steller's Jay

Pine Grosbeak

Common Redpoll

Black-capped Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red Crossbill

Red-winged Crossbill

Northwestern Crow

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch

Fox Sparrow

Harlequin Duck

Long-tailed Duck

Black Scoter

Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter


Barrow's Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Common Loon

Red-necked Grebe

Mew Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

American Dipper

Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker






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