TAS Field Trips and Workshops Requiring Reservations
Photo courtesy of Brian Rapoza
The following workshop requires registration via Eventbrite:
Bird Photography Field & Classroom Workshop with Wildlife Author/Photographer Kirsten Hines Saturday, February 23, 2019
Join wildlife photographer, author and TAS board member Kirsten Hines for a full-day bird photography workshop focused on enhancing the design elements and visual impact of the bird images you capture. The workshop begins with a field component to photograph nesting birds at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, followed by a classroom session at TAS's Steinberg Nature Center campus in South Miami to cover the basics of photo editing using Adobe’s Lightroom software. The curriculum is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers with a minimum 70mm lens. Workshop size will be no less than four and no more than eight participants. Pre-registration and a $75 fee (includes a donation to TAS) should be received no later than February 13 to ensure participation. To register, click here.
To register for the following tours or to request detailed itineraries and/or applications, email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator:
Ft. DeSoto Birding Tuesday, April 16 to Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Brian Rapoza leads this three-day, two-night van trip to Ft. DeSoto and other spring migration hotspots in the Tampa Bay area. Stops en-route may include Six-Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, Oscar Scherer State Park and Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility. Fee: $450.00 per person double occupancy; $150.00 single supplement (includes hotel and van/gas). Meals will be eaten in local restaurants and are paid for by each participant. Reservations are required; application and fee are due by Saturday, March 16. E-mail Brian for an application or additional information.
Tour de Oregon Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 23, 2019
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Oregon birding guide Stefan Schlick and TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza lead this 9-day, 8-night tour, which begins and ends in Portland and includes visits to birding locations on both the east and west sides of the Cascade Mountain Range. This beautiful state offers a wide array of unique habitats, many of which we’ll visit on this tour: west-side forests dominated by Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock, east-side Ponderosa Pine forest, the spectacular Pacific coastline, sagebrush steppe with its mix of sage and juniper, and finally, the extensive wetlands of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Fee: $1,450.00 per person double occupancy, $350.00 single supplement (includes van transportation, hotel accommodations and park entrance fees). Not included is round-trip airfare to Portland, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. Meals will be eaten in local restaurants and are paid for by each participant. For a detailed itinerary, click here. E-mail Brian for an application or additional information. $200.00 deposit due at time of booking, balance of payment due by March 15, 2019.
Eastern Panama: Birding the Canal Zone and Darien Thursday, October 31 to Saturday, November 9, 2019
TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza and a local guide lead this ten-day, nine-night birding tour in Panama, home to over 950 bird species, the highest in Central America! This tour, for up to eight participants, involves ten full days of birding and is designed for intermediate to advanced birders. We’ll spend our first three nights at world-famous Canopy Tower, in Soberania National Park along the Panama Canal. Among the many possible birding destinations during our three days here will be Semaphore Hill Road, Summit Gardens, Ammo Dump Pond and the legendary Pipeline Road! We’ll spend the next six nights in luxury safari-style tents at Canopy Camp, in the heart of the legendary Darien, Panama’s easternmost province. Our itinerary may include an all-day excursion to search for Panama’s national bird, the majestic Harpy Eagle! Other locations we may visit while in the Darien include Bayano Lake, Rio Torti, El Salto Road, Las Lagunas Road, Quebrada Felix, Lajas Blancas, Nuevo Vigia, Aligandi, San Francisco Reserve and Yaviza, at the very end of the Pan-American Highway. Fee: $2,695.00 per person double occupancy, $300.00 single supplement. Cost includes transportation, meals, lodging and guides. Not included is round-trip airfare to Panama City, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, click here. E-mail Brian for an application or additional information. $600.00 deposit due at time of booking, balance of payment due by July 31, 2019.