Join me photographing Berlin’s Urban Wildlife and Raptors
Tours available on a Bespoke basis (1-3 Clients) Contact me for more information
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“Really enjoyed the trip so thanks for organising it all. The Goshawks are an amazing experience. I also enjoyed the fact it was in Berlin using the local trains and seeing some interesting and famous sights. And the Kestrels should hopefully be as good as they were for us.”
Ben Merryweather, 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. 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! We also visit wild grasslands where hunting Kestrels show remarkable tolerance to our approach. With a little patience you can capture stunning natural images of these little hunters.
During our woodland visits we also have opportunities to photograph tame Red Squirrels and a range of small birds including Tits, Finches, Nuthatch and Middle spotted Woodpecker. Hooded Crows are another regular sight in Berlin and extremely approachable – as are the urban Grey Herons!
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.
- 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
- For Goshawks we will mostly be shooting up into the trees
- You will need a lens ideally 500mm or more
To book, please Email Me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Flexible depending on size of group (Discount available for couples sharing)
What’s included: Single en suite accommodation; breakfast; transport in Berlin; photo guidance as required; airport transfers
Excluded: International flights, lunch, evening meal, extra food and drink; personal extras
Equipment required: Lenses from 300mm – 600mm; extenders are useful; 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: Payment will be via bank transfer. You will be advised how to pay the balance – payable around 10 weeks before the tour