Join me photographing Berlin’s Urban Wildlife and Raptors. A short All-Inclusive Tour for Wildlife lovers and Bird Photographers.
Dates for 2020 to be announced soon.
“Our trip to Berlin was remarkable, I have never seen so many kestrels in one place before and their tolerance to people close by was unbelievable. The accommodation was excellent, better than I had expected, all in all a great trip, thank you.”
Michael Windle, BerlinTour 2018
Berlin might not seem like an obvious destination for wildlife photography but the opportunities are unique. The emphasis for this tour is on birds of prey, particularly Kestrel and Goshawk. Both raptors show incredible tolerance to humans, allowing much closer views than in the UK. We visit an open location for Kestrels that regularly use fence posts when hunting voles on the wild grasslands. One of the most exciting aspects of this photography trip is the chance to photograph wild Goshawks. Early spring gives us a good chance of nest building and courtship activity as we visit their woodland nesting sites – this really is a remarkable experience both for birders and photographers!
During our woodland visits we also have opportunities to photograph tame Red Squirrel and a range of small birds including Tits, Finches and Nuthatch. Hooded Crows are another regular sight in Berlin and also extremely approachable. If lucky we may even see Beavers on the waterways.
We stay in the 4 Star stylish Motel One Potsdamer Platz close to the city centre with nearby connections for transport
This Photography Tour has been designed around reliable locations – specifically chosen to get you close to wild birds. We don’t use any hides on this tour – we photograph wild subjects in their natural urban environment. Whilst I will take my own pictures, your photography is always priority and I’ll be on hand to answer any queries and to make sure you make the most of your opportunities.
This Bird Photography Trip will benefit experienced wildlife photographers wanting to spend time with wild birds and capture behaviour. For less experienced photographers, Berlin offers a unique wildlife experience and a chance to explore the city.
- Advised flights are from London or Manchester with Easyjet, arriving on Thursday evening and departing early Monday morning
- This tour can include a fair amount of walking – sometimes up to 3 miles
- We mostly use the U-Bhan and S-Bahn which is the easiest way to travel between locations in Berlin
To book, please complete the Photography Tour Booking Form and pay a deposit via paypal below or cheque. It is also important that you read the Photography Tour Terms & Conditions and the Detailed Itinerary
If you have any questions about the tour please Email Me: email@example.com
Cost:. (Discount available for couples sharing)
What’s included: single en suite accommodation; all meals; transport in Berlin; photo tuition as required; airport transfers
Excluded: International flights, all drinks and personal services
Equipment required: lenses from 300mm – 600mm; extenders; tripod/monopod; a short lens is also worth taking for general photography and wide angle wildlife. Some of the walking involved means it may be beneficial to have the option of a lighter lens. Just ask if you are unsure.
Insurance: You must take out adequate travel insurance
Payment: please pay the deposit via Paypal below, cheque or bank transfer. You will be advised how to pay the balance – payable by mid December