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Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest

The 18th annual Florida Birding & Photo Fest returns from April 22-26, 2020.

Are you a die-hard birder or a serious nature photographer? Or are you a wildlife enthusiast, point-and-shoot picture taker, or an outdoors and nature lover? You’ll love Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest.

No matter whether you’ve taken long trips in search of avian species to add to your life list or you just enjoy hiking and listening to birds, you’re sure to enjoy Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest. Held every spring in Northeast Florida, this world-class event draws birding and photography aficionados from far and wide to observe and photograph some of the scores of bird species that inhabit the area.

When is the 2020 Florida Birding & Photo Fest?

This year’s festival (the event is in its 18th year) will be held April 22-26, 2020. It’s based at the Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia located in St. Augustine Beach. The setting is perfect for the event: 6 miles south of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, close to downtown St. Augustine and close to kayaking at Marineland.

Workshops and Seminars

For photographers of all skill levels, this is an opportunity to sharpen your skills during workshops with world-renowned photographers. Workshop and seminar subjects include:

  • Basic Camera Settings & Beginning Photography
  • Flash & Metering Techniques
  • Photographing Birds in Flight & Birds of Prey
  • Florida’s Best Birds Locations
  • Wildlife photography
  • Horses on the Beach photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Macro photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Night photography
  • Architectural photography
  • Creative Time & Motion Techniques
  • Lightroom, Photoshop & Plug-Ins
  • Getting Prints that Match Your Monitor

Many of the workshops are held out in the field so lessons can be demonstrated and attempted on the spot.

    Bird Species in Northeast Florida

    For birders, it’s a chance to get together with fellow bird-watching enthusiasts and marvel at the incredible diversity of species in this coastal area of Northeast Florida. Audubon of Florida members have spotted 125 species in the area, including nesting and migratory woodland birds and many of the wading bird species, as well as an elusive northern bobwhite and a redheaded woodpecker.

    Events at the Birding & Photo Fest

    Even if you’re a casual photographer or nature lover, you’re certain to enjoy many of the more than 130 events, including bird walks along the nature trails and kayak and boat tours on local waterways. The annual photo contest is very popular, and it might just inspire you to spend more time outdoors, photographing nature.

    For more information about workshops, seminars, events and tickets, visit www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com.