Goshawks, Kestrels & Urban Wildlife of Germany


2025 Dates: 3rd – 7th March

Price: £1550 Per Person for 2 Clients   (£1250 if Maximum of 3)


2026 Dates: Circa First Week of March

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“I would just like to thank you again for an amazing time and some very unique experiences with wildlife. I have never seen wild Goshawk before so this was truly special for me and seeing Kestrels and Hooded Crow up close was just amazing.  I have come away with some truly amazing memories and pictures. I would highly recommend any wildlife photographer to go on one of Paul’s trips if they get a chance. Thank you Paul for your great knowledge and experience on the trip.”

Anthony Plummer, Germany Goshawk Tour 2024

The emphasis on this tour is birds of prey, particularly Goshawk and Kestrel. 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 the best opportunities for photography with potential food passes, mating and displaying – this really is a remarkable experience both for birders and photographers!

We visit arguably the best location in Europe for wild Kestrels. Here they show remarkable tolerance to our approach. With a little patience you can capture stunning natural images of these falcons. This really is a great opportunity to build up your Kestrel portfolio, with opportunities for portraits, hovering and even feeding! Depending on the progress of Spring, this site is also remarkable for Skylarks, which fill the air with their breeding song.

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In the urban parks, wildlife is never far away – Red Squirrels are often around us along with small birds such as Tits, Finches, Nuthatch and Treecreeper. Middle spotted Woodpecker can often be seen in the trees. Corvids are also approachable – Hooded Crows are hugely entertaining and exhibit a wide range of behaviour! Ravens also frequent the parks and Rooks can be seen at their roosts. We’re also likely to see 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 or bait on this tour – we photograph wild subjects in their natural urban environments. Whilst I will take my own pictures, your photography is always priority and I’ll always be ready to answer any queries  – and to make sure you make the most of our opportunities.

We stay the stylish Motel One Hotel and use the S-Bahn and U-Bahn to reach our locations.

This Bird Photography Trip will benefit experienced wildlife photographers wanting to spend time with wild birds and capture behaviour. For less experienced photographers, it offers a unique wildlife experience and a chance to explore this part of Germany.

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Useful Information:

  • This tour can include a lot of walking – sometimes up to 5 miles in a day (not all at once)
  • It can also include a lot of standing too!
  • A medium level of fitness is required
  • 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 of at least 500mm
  • Various flights leave the UK in the morning, including London & Manchester


To Book, please Email Me: paul@naturephotographycourses.co.uk

Dates: 2025  3rd – 7th March

            2026  Dates & Prices to be confirmed in March 2025

Cost: £1550 per person based on 2 people. (£1250 per person if Maximum of 3)

Maximum: 3

Deposit: £250

What’s included: Single en suite accommodation; breakfast; evening meal; transport to photo locations; photo guidance as required; airport transfers

Excluded: Flights, lunch, extra food and drink; personal extras

Equipment required: Lenses from 300mm – 600mm; extenders are useful; please bring an extender if you have one; tripod/monopod; a short lens is optional 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


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