San Diego Area (Grebes & more)


San Diego county in sunny California is one of the most diversified location for wildlife spotting, including hundereds of birds (resident or migratory), mammals, gorgeous landscape and of course plants. San Diego is a nature photographer's perfect playground. During the year there are different locations to take photos from and different subjects, and I can help you achieve your goals especially if you are short on time. You can be a professional photographer or just someone who enjoys nature, you will depart with plenty photos from different areas of the County after our tour. I offer one or multiple day tours around San Diego's best wildlife spots. 




Grebes are fascinating birds. Their unique matting behavior called "rushing" is one of the most photographed animal behaviors and San Diego in sunny California is home to over 600 Grebes. Rushing is when Grebes "walk on water" to find a mate, and it only lasts 5-7 seconds. Knowing what to listen for and what to look for before rushing happens is the key to that perfect shot! Many of my clients have called me "the Grebe Whisperer" - and yes, I can tell when and where they will be rushing. 


Contact us please to book a one-on-one guided tour (boat or shore) during the months of November - February. We can get you in the right spot at the right time to get the perfect shot.





For our Grebe Group Workshops please check our schedule and instructions on how to sign up. These group workshop are designed to teach about the Grebe courtship behaviors, so it is encouraged that you come back to the Lake on your own after the workshop to spend extended time for photography in a quiet setting. During these workshops we usually see plenty rushes, at various distances.


In this workshop we will work on:
- Teaching you about all the different sounds and ways Grebes communicate. Sounds for feeding, advertising sounds, and the ones right before a rush.
- Helping you anticipate and locate Grebes that are about to get ready to rush.


Photographing the Rushing Grebes - San Diego, CA

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 - 7:30am - 10:00am  $45/ person - more info

* SOLD OUT * Saturday, December 14th, 2019 - 7:30am - 10:00am  $45/ person 

* SOLD OUT * Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 - 7:30am- 10:00am  $45/ person 

* SOLD OUT * Sunday, December 29th, 2019 - 3:00pm  $45/ person 

** Group classes are sold out for December, I do have a few days available still for one-on-one outings on the Lake. Please contact me for details.


Photographing the Rushing Grebes - Orange County, CA

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 - 7:00am- 9:30am  $45/ person - more info

Saturday, December 28th, 2019 - 7:00am- 9:30am  $45/ person - more info



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