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Northern Flicker Bird
Common Merganser Duck
Rufous Hummingbird
Blue Bird
American Pelican
Goldeneye Duck
Red Poll David Hemmings
Stellar's Jay David Hemmings
Varied Thrush David Hemmings Hemmings Ph
Red Napped Sap Sucker David Hemmings
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Calliope Hummingbird David Hemmings Eagle Bear Lodge2_edited
Rufous Hummingbird
Tree Swallow
Golden Eye
Great Horned Owl Chick
Male Downy Woodpecker David Hemmings_F4A0373
Varied Thrush
Rufous Hummingbird

Spring Birds & Wildlife, British Columbia,Canada

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May 13-18, 2024. May 26 - June 1, 2024

May 13-18. 2025. May 26 - June 1, 2025

May 13-18, 2026, May 26-June 01 2026

Arrive Williams Lake (YWL) - 6 nights

Price: $3,995 USD per person total. Deposit: $1550 USD 

+ $50 MRDT tax GST 5% for Canadian residents. 

Includes airport pick up/drop off, transportation during workshop, food, accommodations, guiding and expert instruction.

Group Size:  Max. 6 - Workshop Leader: David Hemmings  

Optional activities include: Helicopter tour of the Homathko ice fields, trip to a glacier, day trip to Bella Coola, float plane tour of the Rainbow Mountains.

Transport to and from Williams Lake (YWL) is included.

Includes meals at Eagle Bear Lodge, hotel nights prior and end day, travel throughout the workshop. Does not include flights to destination Williams Lake, British Columbia Canada., alcoholic beverages or personal gifts, items. 

This workshop is a perfect mix of bird photography, birding and wildlife viewing/photography.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is a vast and expansive area that stretches from the wilderness of the Pacific Coast to the rolling hills and mountains of the Cariboo Chilcotin region. The area is dotted with forest areas, hidden lakes, golden ranching plains and gorgeous mountain peaks.

It is an area rich with diverse bird, wildlife and landscape photo opportunities. 

Springtime in the Chilcotin region comes alive  with many species of resident birds returning to the area to nest. Species include four kinds of woodpeckers including pileated, downy and hairy as well as northern flickers, red breasted and red naped sapsuckers. Other species include common loon, mountain bluebird, rufous hummingbird, arctic tern, American white pelican, western tanager, steller's jay, blue jay, evening grosbeak, western tanager, common red poll, western meadowlark, magpie, bohemiem waxwing, yellow headed blackbird, Oregon juncos and more. Duck species include lesser scaup, buffle head, barrows golden eye and more.

Raptor species such as bald eagles, golden eagles, rough legged hawks, northern hawk owls, great gray owls, northern pygmy owls and great horned owls are also found in the area.

During our workshop we will be staying at Eagle Bear Lodge in the heart of the great Chilcotin range.

In addition to the great variety of birds we can sometimes spot coyotes, moose red fox, and black bears.


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This was my first photo workshop and David was a an excellent instructor and very patient with all of my questions. He never even took his own pictures as he spent all of his time making sure the participants were getting great shots!!

D. Cirelli

Great workshop, wonderful hosts and food!

F. Schmidt

This was one awesome workshop, David was a wonderful instructor and he explained settings in a way I could understand them, I will be going on more of his workshops in the future!

L. Allen



Flight arrival to Williams Lake, BC Canada. A short flight from Vancouver Int Airport.

Pick up and drive to Eagle Bear Lodge (2.5 hours) driving over the Fraser River and over the mountains to our destination. Check in and discuss the week's plans and what to expect.  Each person will be staying in a wood log cabin with heaters and a wood stove. Meals are served at the main lodge daily. 

Internet available. Cell service is not available. 

We will supply you with a full list of clothing and equipment requirements upon signing up. 

Please read our Refund Policy    Questions?

Bring whichever camera body that you use, a backup is a good idea 

Lenses to bring include for hand holding include, 100-400, 80-400, 150-600, 200-500, etc.

The varied focal length ranges of these zoom lenses will make your image making more enjoyable.

Minimum 500mm or 600mm lens, 800mm with tele-converter and/or a crop sensor body.

Tripod, binoculars. 

At night photograph the milky way, aurora, northern lights, wide angle lens. Subject to availability. 

Digital cards, back up hard drive and laptop - internet at the lodge.  Hard drive. 
Clothing and accessories:
The temperatures can be cool in the morning 4C and then warming up to 30C during the day.  

 Sunglasses, hat, jacket and layers. Light gloves for early morning shoots if your hands tend to get cold.

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