Owls

Snowy Owl flying

Owls of Winter

Many owls including Snowy Owls migrate south, typically arriving in later November and leaving in March or April, they are seen mostly in wide open spaces of marshes, and atop dunes and rooftops where the unobstructed views aid them in hunting.  

Another winter visitor is the Short-eared Owl, whose flight patterns are very erratic making them a challenge to photograph, but unlike some other owls, who choose to live in dense forests,  these adorable owls make their homes in mostly flat, treeless terrain like marshes, swamps and grassland fields where we can more easily see them!

In addition to being beautiful owls to see and photograph, both owls hunt both day and night, and are therefore accessible to see and photograph during daylight hours.  Come join me to find them!


Location guidance is offered during December - March (TBD for November & April)


COST:

Four-hour/one person only - $250

Six-hour/max of two people - $375

Eight-hour/max of two people - $425

Marathon (before sunrise until after sunset) - max of three people - $750

Hawks, Eagles and Osprey

Red-tailed Hawk flying

Hawks, Eagles, Osprey - Winter & Spring


Location guidance:  

Hawks & Eagles, December - March

Osprey,  May - July


COST:

Four-hour/one person only - $250

Six-hour/max of two people - $375

Eight-hour/max of two people - $425

Marathon (before sunrise until after sunset) - max of three people - $750


Shore Birds

Least Tern food for chick

Shore Birds - June and July

Late spring is a time when shore birds including  Least Terns and the federally-protected Piping Plovers are watching their young leave the nests, feeding them and teaching them how to live safely, on our New England beaches.  Some areas block off or restrict  human access, to give these birds their space while raising their young.  Other places put up protective fences helping humans to see where NOT to walk and some giving shelter from predators (like gulls).  These visits will always begin in the late afternoon, and conclude just after sunset.

Location Guidance:

Mid June - Mid July


COST:  One person/$250 or two people/$400


Herons, Egrets and Ibis

Little Blue Heron scratching

Herons, Egrets and Ibis - June, July and August

In New England, we have many species of these water birds to see.  Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, White Ibis and Glossy Ibis. Locations will vary depending on the month.


COST:


Four-hour/one person only -  $250

Six-hour/max of two people - $375



Testimonials

"Kelly found Susan (Hershey Art Images) through seeing her amazing images on Facebook and reached out for a private tour to help us find our first photo of a Snowy Owl.  It was my Christmas present and absolutely the best gift ever!  Not only did Susan deliver us to an amazing spot where we took amazing photos (and saw our Snowy Owl) the entire day was delightful and educational for both Kelly and I.  I wouldn't have changed a thing, even the 5 degree weather.  Bring gloves, and your camera and be prepared to see the most amazing birds you have ever seen." ~ Jeff Kingsfield - Kingsfield Photography