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                                                          Information ............................................ 4
                       Hosted by
                                                          Tickets and Registration ...................... 4
                                                          Raptor Project ......................................... 5
                                                          Fins, Furs & Feathers.............................. 5
                                                          Keynote Presentation ........................... 6
             & THE        BEACHES
              VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU                Featured Photographers
                                                               Aurthur Morris ................................. 6
Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest is made PossiBle through
      the involvement and collaBoration oF the                 Tim Grey ............................................ 7
   Following organizations. without their suPPort,
            this event would not Be PossiBle:                  Robert O’Toole ................................ 8
                                                               Lewis Kemper................................... 9
               AnAstAsiA stAte PArk                            Alan Murphy ...................................10
           Center for MArine sCienCes                          Chas Glatzer ...................................11
             At Whitney LAborAtory
                                                               Maxis Gamez ..................................12
              fAver-Dykes stAte PArk
                                                               Joe Brady .........................................13
               GtM reseArCh reserve
                                                               Greg Downing ...............................14
            rAvine GArDens stAte PArk                          Deborah Sandidge .......................15
              riPPLe effeCt eCo tours                          Kevin Karlson .................................16

              st. AuGustine eCo tours                          Scott Elowitz ..................................17
                                                               Vinny Colucci & Melissa Southern18
               st. Johns river WAter
               MAnAGeMent DistriCt                             Reinier Munguia ............................19
                 st. Johns County                         Digiscoping with Steve Ingraham ...20
               PArks AnD reCreAtion
                                                          Other Photography Opportunities .21
            WAshinGton oAks GArDens
                   stAte PArk                             Event Calendar ...............................23-30
                                                          Birding Walks ..................................32-33

             Cover image by adams serra                   Walking Tours........................................34
        1st plaCe winner, 2010 pHoto Contest
                                                          Kayaking ...........................................35-37
                                                          Boat Tours ..............................................39
                                                          Area Maps ........................................40-41

        this publication is printed on paper that uses    Photo Contest ................................42-43
            a portion of post-consumer material.
                           10K1/11                        Places to Stay ........................................44
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    new Faces. new Feathers. new Fields.                                                                                                                                                            raptor projeCt
    announcing the 2011 Florida’s birding & photo Fest                                                                                                  The Raptor Project is an extraordinary and outstanding array of
                                                                                                                                                        eagles, hawks, falcons and owls that have won the rapt attention of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Founders, Jonathan and Susan Wood of New York’s Catskill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mountains have assembled a traveling collection of feathered
                                                                                                                                                        enthralled audiences throughout the nation. Presenting almost 1,000        predators that is unrivaled in scope and size anywhere in the world.
    Welcome to one of the most celebrated and beautiful festivals in the          Equally as impressive is the confirmed return of perhaps the          educational programs to over 10 million people annually, The Raptor        Jonathan Wood is a Master Falconer and Wildlife Rehabilitation,
    nation — the 2011 Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest. We are once again       greatest collection of upper echelon international nature and wildlife    Project leads the way in outstanding, top quality, professional wildlife   bringing unique insights, observations and humor to his exciting,
                                                                                                                                                        education. Featuring 15-20 raptors from diverse habitats at each           riveting, nationally acclaimed shows.
    spreading our wings to present a world-class birding and outdoor          photographers in the world — a collection which continues to solidify     presentation, these dynamic fierce predators capture hearts of both             Many of the birds in The Raptor Project have permanent
    photography event. The 2011 Festival features more new world-             Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest as one of the premier and prized events    young and old.                                                             handicaps and have been donated to his project by crowded
    renowned photographers, more new rare birding opportunities,              in all of North America. And of course the community of St. Augustine,                                                                               wildlife centers around the country because they were unable to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be re-introduced to the wild. Some faced euthanization and now
    and even more new in-field programs and technical training                Ponte Vedra, & all of Florida’s Historic Coast is welcoming bird lovers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   have been tamed and trained to educate the public as charming
    opportunities than previous events. Perhaps the most exciting             and photography aficionados with all the gracious, friendly hospitality                                                                              ambassadors of their species and the environments they inhabit.
    addition to this year’s event is The Raptor Project. The Raptor Project   one would expect from the Nation’s Oldest City and Florida’s most                                                                                    Be sure to catch Jonathon, Susan and their amazing raptors in
    will be providing more than 20 different native and exotic species for    world-class destination. So without further ado, we welcome you to                                                                                   the exhibitor area each day. Special educational programs are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   scheduled for:
    our perched and flight photography raptor workshops led by Alan           this 2011 Birding & Photo Fest—an event which glorifies the love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	    	     •		Thursday,	April	28	at	noon
    Murphy, Greg Downing and Scott Elowitz – an experience you won’t          we have for birds, nature, and Florida’s unique offering of the great                                                                                	    	     •		Friday,	April	29	at	1:00	&	3:30	p.m.
    want to miss! New photographer instructors include Joe Brady, Alan        outdoors. It will be yet another auspicious St. Augustine event which                                                                                	    	     •		Saturday,	April	30	at	10:00	a.m.	&	2:00	p.m.
    Murphy, and a very special keynote presentation by Arthur Morris.         is destined to go down in History.                                                                                                                   	    	     •		Sunday,	May	1	at	11:00	a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Also this year, The Raptor Project will be providing more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   than 20 different species for the Festival’s raptor field workshops,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Raptors in Flight and Perched Raptors led by professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   photographers Alan Murphy, Greg Downing and Scott Elowitz.
    i nfo r m ation                                                                                                                                                                                                                These field workshops are being offered Wednesday through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday and offer photographers an opportunity to photograph
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   more than 20 different native and exotic species in flight and
    The Center for Marine Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                  perched in morning and afternoon light. For more information, see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   pages 10, 14 and 17.
    at Whitney Lab                                                               Festival Hours                                                                                                        pHoto by alan mUrpHy

    The Center for Marine Studies is situated on the campus of the               Please note our exhibitor area hours!
    Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience on the beautiful eastern
    shore of the Intracoastal Waterway, south of St. Augustine, Florida.         reGistrAtion/inforMAtion Desk                 exhibitor AreA
    The area provides a great variety of habitats: acres of salt marsh and       Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                   CLOSED
    mangroves with countless tidal creeks and other estuarine areas;
    a shoreline of sand beach and shallow surf including a unique and
    extensive outcropping of coquina rock. The nearby Matanzas Inlet
                                                                                 Thursday
                                                                                 Friday
                                                                                               8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                               8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                               noon – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                            10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                        F i n s , F U r s & F e at H e r s
                                                                                                                                                        travels to alaska and brazil
    connects the Intracoastal estuarine basin with the benthic and
                                                                                 Saturday      8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.         9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    pelagic habitats of the Atlantic.
         The registration desk is located at Whitney Lab for participants        Sunday        8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.        10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    to register for all available events; however, online registration is                                                                               presented by Charlene edwards
    encouraged to ensure participation!                                          Festival Contact Information                                           and michael a. pergola
                                                                                 Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest
    Directions to Whitney Lab                                                    Attn. Erin Masters                                                     Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest will again present the work of
                                                                                                                                                        award-winning photographers Charlene Edwards and Michael
    From Interstate 95: Exit at State Road 206 (Exit 305). Head east on          EMasters@Getaway4Florida.com
                                                                                                                                                        A. Pergola in the main lobby and the second floor of the Whit-
    State Road 206. After crossing the 206 Bridge, make a right on A1A           29 Old Mission Avenue                                                  ney Lab building.
    heading south. Whitney Lab is located at 9505 Oceanshore Blvd.,              St. Augustine, FL 32084                                                     Fins, Fur & Feathers exhibit will present images of this past
    approximately 6 miles south on the right.                                                                                                           years’ travel as the couple journeyed to the magical waters of
                                                                                 904.209.4422
    From Downtown St. Augustine: Cross the Bridge of Lions to Anastasia                                                                                 Alaska to photograph the sophisticated hunting techniques
    Blvd., head south for approximately 17 miles. Whitney Lab is located at                                                                             of transient orcas, a lone acrobatic humpback whale bubble-
    9505 Oceanshore Blvd.                                                     Tickets                                                                   netting and black bears eating favored barnacles off rocks
                                                                                                                                                        along the shore line. After enjoying the cool Alaskan waters,
                                                                              ALL ticket registration will be conducted online via
    Saturday Afternoon Social                                                 www.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com. Simply click on the “Buy
                                                                                                                                                        they traveled through the Pantanal in Brazil, the world’s largest
                                                                                                                                                        freshwater wetland almost ten times the size of the Everglades.
    Time: 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.                                                    Tickets” link to begin ordering your tickets. You will receive a          Here they viewed thousands of species of exotic plants and a
    Location: Center for Marine Studies in Exhibitor Area                     confirmation email within 24 hours of completing your registration.       highly concentrated, diverse mix of birds and animals. A giant
         This FREE event is a great way to get to know one another in a                                                                                 otter devouring an eel, a hunting caiman wrestling an ana-
    friendly atmosphere! The Festival’s presenters and exhibitors will be     Please pay special attention and allow enough time to get from            conda, jaguar and the huge jabiru stork were among the many
    on hand to answer your questions!                                         one venue to the next. Remember not to overlap your events!               encounters beautifully captured.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         pHoto by CHarlene edwards
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    a r t H U r                                                     m o r r i s                                                                                                                                                                        t i m                           g r e y
                                                                               Quality Time in the Field with Arthur Morris
      Keynote presentation                                                     Cost: $200 thursday – sunday 7-9:30 a.m.
                                                                               thursday, friday & sunday 4:30-7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                               A Sense of Place Field Workshop
                                                                                                                                                               Cost: $60     thursday 6:15-9 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                               Meeting Location: Visitors Information Center, 10 Castillo
                                                                               Meeting Location: Alligator Farm                                                Dr. (across the street from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and the
      a bird photographer’s story                                              Difficulty Level: All Levels                Max no of People: 4
                                                                               This workshop takes place in one of the best locations to capture
                                                                                                                                                               Castillo de San Marcos) – Meet on front steps
                                                                                                                                                               Difficulty Level: All Levels                     Max no of People: 10
      with arthur morris                                                       images of wild birds. This is the perfect opportunity to enhance your
                                                                               bird photography skills. Do not wait to register for this event, as it is
                                                                                                                                                               This field photography workshop will explore downtown St. Augustine, as
                                                                                                                                                               we focus on capturing a sense of place through photography. We’ll explore
      In this very personal program you will travel the world with             sure to sell out in advance! **Please note** Participants are encouraged        together and discuss how to go about both discovering and photographing a
      Arthur Morris while following his career from before it started          to have a basic working knowledge of their photographic equipment.              particular location. In the process, you’ll learn to convey not just what the place
      to the present day all the while learning what makes him tick                                                                                            looks like, but what it feels like to be there. Through this field photography
      and what drives him.                                                     Choosing and Using Lenses for Bird and                                          workshop you’ll gain confidence in being able to approach a new subject, and
                                                                                                                                                               you’ll improve the composition and creativity of your images.
                                                                               Nature Photography
       Cost: $10           saturday 6-7 p.m.                                   Cost: $40 thursday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                           Getting Started with Layers
       Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                       Cost: $25 thursday 2:30-4 p.m.
                                                                               Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                    Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
                                                                               While long, expensive telephoto lenses are great for bird photography           Difficulty Level: intermediate
                                                                               they do not go out and make images on their own. And often, a shorter           To truly unlock the full power of Photoshop while maintaining an efficient
                                                                               focal length lens is the best tool for the job. Learn how to use all of         and flexible workflow, you’ll want to put layers to use. In this session you’ll
                                                                               your lenses to best translate your photographic vision to pixels.               learn how the basics of working with both adjustment layers and pixel-based
                                                                                                                                                               layers in order to apply even the most advanced adjustments in a non-
                                                                               Getting Close to Wild and Unrestrained Subjects                                 destructive workflow.
                                                                               Cost: $40 thursday 1:30-3 p.m.
                                                                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                       Lightroom and Photoshop
                                                                               Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                    Cost: $25 friday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                                                                pHoto by tim grey
                                                                               With nearly 30 years of bird photography experience Artie knows his             Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
                                                                               way around birds. In this slide-illustrated lecture he will share the tricks    Difficulty Level: intermediate
                                                                               of the trade that he has used and developed so that you too can get as          Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful image-management application,
                                                                               close as possible to your subjects while minimizing or eliminating any          and it includes a variety of excellent optimization tools. At times though,
                                                                               disturbance. These tips will include ways of attracting the birds into          you’ll likely need features that are offered by Photoshop but not Lightroom.
                                                                               photographic position.                                                          In this workshop you’ll learn a variety of ways to utilize Photoshop for images
                                                                                                                                                               being managed by Lightroom. This will include the ability to send images to
                                                                               Composition and Image Design                                                    Photoshop from Lightroom (and then back to Lightroom) in order to apply
                                                                               Cost: $40 friday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                             advanced adjustments, as well as the ability to create composite panoramas,
                                                                                                                                                               layered images, and high dynamic range images.
                                                                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium
                                                                               Difficulty Level: All Levels
                                                                               When Artie began photographing birds in 1983 he put every bird in the
                                                                                                                                                               Mastering Curves
                                                                                                                                                               Cost: $25 saturday 9-10:30 a.m.
                                                                               center of the frame. Now his images are acclaimed for their artistic design
                                                                               and for their pleasing, easy on the eye compositions. In this program he
                                                                                                                                                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                            pHoto by tim grey
                                                 pHoto by artHUr morris
                                                                                                                                                               Difficulty Level: intermediate
                                                                               will cover both the basic and the advanced principles of image design.
                                                                                                                                                               “Curves” has a well-earned reputation of having a steep learning curve (no
                                                                                                                                                               pun intended). A knowledge of Curves can be incredibly helpful to any                 Tim Grey is regarded as one of the top educators in digital
    Arthur Morris is a free-lance nature photographer, teacher, and writer
    specializing in birds. He is widely recognized as the world’s premier      Understanding Exposures and Histograms                                          photographer, because the concepts from Curves are found in a wide variety            photography and imaging, offering clear guidance on complex
    bird photographer and educator. His images, published the world            Cost: $40 friday 1:30-3 p.m.                                                    of adjustments. In this session you’ll gain an understanding of what Curves           subjects through his writing and speaking. He loves learning as
    over, are noted for both their artistic design and their technical         Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                       is and how it works, how to configure Curves, and how to utilize Curves for           much as he possibly can about digital imaging, and he loves sharing
    excellence. His fitting credit line: BIRDS AS ART. His book, “The Art of   Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                    tonal and color adjustments with maximum control. You’ll even discover a              that information even more.
    Bird Photography” is the classic How-to work on the subject. The all-      Most folks have no clue as to how to evaluative a histogram and adjust their    few creative effects that are possible with Curves.                                     Tim has written more than a dozen books on digital imaging
    new follow-up, The Art of Bird Photography II (916 pages on CD only)       settings so that they can come up with a pretty much perfect exposure                                                                                                 for photographers, including the best-selling Photoshop CS4
    is the digital continuation. Arthur, one of the original “Explorers of     quickly and consistently. Artie will teach you the basics in five minutes and   Color to Black & White                                                                Workflow and Color Confidence. He has also had hundreds of
    Light,” has been a Canon contract photographer for the past twelve         then go on to explore digital histograms and exposure in depth.                 Cost: $25 sunday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                   articles published in magazines such as Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor
    years and continues in that role today. He is a founding publisher of                                                                                      Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                            Photographer, and PC Photo, among others. He publishes the
    www.BirdPhotographers.Net                                                  Digital Image Clean-up: Right or Wrong? And How!                                Difficulty Level: intermediate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Digital Darkroom Questions email newsletter, as well as the
        A popular speaker, he has conducted hundreds of slide programs         Cost: $40 saturday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                           Many photographers have an affinity for black and white images, which
                                                                                                                                                               makes tremendous sense considering photography is first and foremost                  Digital Darkroom Quarterly print newsletter. Tim teaches through
    and seminars over the past two decades. He currently travels,              Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                               about capturing light. In this session you’ll learn a variety of methods for          workshops, seminars, and appearances at major events. He is a
    photographs, teaches, and speaks his way across North America and          Difficulty Level: All Levels
    around the world while leading several BIRDS AS ART/Instructional          After exploring the ethics of digital clean-up Artie will show you              producing the very best black and white images from a color original.                 member of the Photoshop World Dream Team of Instructors.
    Photo-Tours and Photo-Cruises each year. To learn more, visit www.         how he used Photoshop to improve his images by using the                        This will include a variety of creative effects, including color tints, partially
    BIRDSASART.com and www.BIRDSASART-Blog.com.                                latest technologies (without making them too perfect)!                          revealing color, and blending color with black and white in the same image.           To find out more about Tim go to www.TimGrey.com
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    r o b e r t                                                  o ’ to o l e                                                                                                                        l e w i s                                       K e m p e r
                                                                              Professional Bird Photography Secrets: How to
                                                                              Make Pro Quality Images of Birds in the Field
                                                                              Cost: $75 Wednesday, friday & sunday 7-10 a.m.
                                                                              Meeting Location: Alligator Farm
                                                                              Difficulty Level: All Levels               Max no of People: 10
                                                                              Learn how to identify and overcome the most common challenges
                                                                              in bird photography; subject too small in the frame, subject softness,
                                                                              subject out of focus, blur due to subject movement, blur due to camera
                                                                              movement, incorrect exposure, harsh lighting, and poor composition.

                                                                              Professional Nature Photography Techniques
                                                                              Cost: $40 Wednesday 1-2:30 p.m.
                                                                              Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
                                                                              Difficulty Level: All Levels
                                                                              Learn how to set up and use your DSLR gear in the field. Learn to work
                                                                              fast in the field and how to streamline your gear use to keep from being
                                                                              overwhelmed in the field.

                                                                              Macro Photography Techniques Using the
                                                                              Latest Equipment and in the Field Techniques
                                                                              Cost: $75 thursday & saturday 7-9:30 a.m.
                                                                              Meeting Location: Washington Oaks, Garden, 6400
                                                                              Oceanshore Blvd. – Meet in the Garden Parking Area
                                                                              Difficulty Level: All Levels              Max no of People: 10                                                                                                                                     pHoto by lewis Kemper
                                                                              Robert will give special attention to lens selection and proper
                                                                              techniques including working handheld with macro lenses and flash.          Taking Advantage of Digital
                                                                                                                                                          Cost: $25 thursday 3:30-5 p.m.                                              Lewis Kemper specializes in nature and wildlife photography,
                                                                              Professional Digital SLR Set Up and Fine Tuning                             Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                   and has taught over 100 workshops and classes on landscape
                                                                              PLUS the Correct Way to Clean your Image Sensor                             Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                photography and/or the digital darkroom. He is a contributing
                                                                              Cost: $40 thursday 10:30-noon                                               There are certain techniques that the digital photographer can utilize to   editor to Outdoor Photographer and PC Photo magazines.
                                                                              Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                  take photography beyond what was available for film photographers.              Lewis’ work is represented worldwide by Getty Images,
                                                                              sunday 1-2:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                      Index Stock Imagery, Stock Connection, AFLO Japan and DRK
                                                                                                                                                          Some of these techniques include Raw Processing, Custom White
                                                                              Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                                                                                                              Photo. Lewis’s computer-enhanced images have been used
                                                                                                                                                          Balance, HDR (High Dynamic Range Imagery), High ISO Photography,
                                                                              Learn how to set up your DSLR for nature and action photography. What                                                                                   in advertisements, cards, bookmarks and calendars. He is the
                                                pHoto by robert o’toole                                                                                   Panoramic Stitching, Increasing and Decreasing Depth of Field, Tone         photographer of “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, published
                                                                              are the most important settings you need to know and what settings          Mapping, Time Lapse and more. Lewis Kemper will introduce you to            in 1996. He also runs a custom digital printing service to create
    Robert O’Toole is an award winning professional photographer. He          can you set and forget. Learn when to use manual mode and how to            these techniques and expand the way you approach digital photography.       fine art prints for photographers.
    was named American Bald Eagle Foundation “Photographer of the             fine tune your Autofocus system. Bonus - learn how to quickly and easily                                                                                    Lewis has been honored to be included into Canon’s Explorers
                                                                              clean your DSLR sensor.
    Year” in 2008. His vertical banking Bald Eagle image was awarded                                                                                      Getting the Most from your Digital Camera                                   of Light program, which recognizes 63 of the country’s most
    highly commended in the 2006 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the                                                                                         Cost: $25 friday 9-10:30 a.m.                                               influential photographers.
    Year competition.
                                                                              Landscape Photography                                                       Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                       To see more of Lewis Kemper’s work, please visit
                                                                              Cost: $40 friday 1:15-2:45 p.m.                                                                                                                         www.LewisKemper.com
       Robert, who now specializes in wildlife and nature, has been a                                                                                     Difficulty Level: beginner
                                                                              Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
    professional photographer for more than 20 years. An accomplished                                                                                     In this time of every changing technology get some tips on how best
                                                                              Difficulty Level: All Levels
    photographic instructor, Robert has been leading and co-leading                                                                                       to set up your camera, make use of the exposure triangle, create
                                                                              Explore how to create more interesting and dynamic landscape images
    photography workshops across the US and internationally for past          Robert will cover the best times and conditions, pre-visualization, lens
                                                                                                                                                          custom white balances, decide which format is correct for you,                 Getting the Most out of your Raw File
    6 years. He got his start co-leading Birds As Art Instructional-Photo-                                                                                understand why your camera has a lens crop factor and how to use               Cost: $25 saturday 1-2:30 p.m.
                                                                              choice, composition theory and visual design, and how light angle and
                                                                                                                                                          that to your advantage. Lewis Kemper will help you understand all              Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium
    Tours with Arthur Morris. He conducts image optimization workshops        light color can bring a landscape image to life.
                                                                                                                                                          the new lingo and learn how to get the most from your new camera!              Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate
    and has written two Photoshop tutorial CDs (APTATS 1 and APTATS
    2). Each features a variety of creative and time-saving image-en-         Bald Eagle Photographic Safari to Alaska                                                                                                                   Using Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (Photoshop),
    hancement techniques. Learn more about APTATS here: Birds As Art.         Cost: $20 saturday 2:30-4 p.m.                                              What’s New in CS5                                                              Lewis Kemper will go over the tools in the raw processor
                                                                              Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                                  Cost: $25 saturday 11-12:30 p.m.                                               and show you two different methods for processing your
       Robert is currently based in SW Florida. He uses a variety of Nikon,
                                                                              Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                     raw files. Learn how to get the most out of the Adjustment
    Canon, and Sigma equipment. During the 1990s Robert did com-                                                                                                                                                                         Brush and the Graduated Filter as well as the Fill Light,
                                                                              Join Robert O’Toole viewing the results of his latest photographic safari   Difficulty Level: intermediate
    mercial and advertising photography around the globe; his clients                                                                                     Even though CS5 has been out for half a year, many people have not             Recovery and Clarity sliders. Lewis will show you the
                                                                              to photograph bald eagles in Alaska, including the natural history, the
    included Quiksilver Inc, Billabong International, Liquid Energy Ltd,      photographic opportunities, challenges, solutions, and rewards. Learn       upgraded or are not taking advantage of all the new useful features.           importance of using the Camera Presets and talk about
    Action Sports Group, and Atoll Media Ltd.                                 the digital imaging techniques employed in the making of the images         Lewis will share with you how to take advantage of these features and get      white balance in the camera vs. in processing. There is
                                                                              presented and the latest equipment used. Robert will give special           the most out of the Camera Raw processing, Content Aware Fill, Puppet          something here for everybody from those contemplating
    Sponsored by Sigma Lenses                                                 attention to lens selection and proper techniques in working with long      Warp, HDR Pro, Lens Correction, Mini Bridge, Refine Edges and more.            shooting Raw and experienced Raw shooters as well.
                                                                              tele lenses in a wildlife shooting environment.
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                                                                                                           Field Workshop: The Raptor Project – Perched Raptors                         Shoot the Light In Field Program
                                                                                                           Cost: $149 Co-Leaders: Greg Downing and *scott elowitz                       Cost: $60 Wednesday 7-9 a.m.
                                                                                                           thursday-saturday 6:30-8:30 a.m.                                             Meeting Location: Alligator Farm
                                                                                                           Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beach Side                     Difficulty Level: beginner Max no of People: 10
                                                                                                           Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate                                   Join Chas in the field as he shares his thought process behind the
                                                                                                           Don’t miss this spectacular opportunity to photograph some of the most       making of an image, as well as the techniques used to produce images
                                                                                                                                                                                        in the field. Preparedness is the key to efficiency, and proficiency is the
                                                                                                           sought after raptors of North America - plus some exotics from around
                                                                                                                                                                                        way to better images. The faster you are able to assess the conditions
                                                                                                           the world!. Scott, Alan and Greg will work closely with you to ensure        as presented and employ the tools and techniques necessary to render
                                                                                                           that everyone gets the best opportunities for perched shots using a          the image as desired, the more likely you are to accomplish your goal.
                                                                                                           variety of natural perches. A special emphasis will be placed on “setting    There are four things; knowing the fundamentals, familiarity with your
                                                                                                           up” shots that look authentic, natural and dynamic. Possible species on      equipment, pre-visualization, and preparedness that are paramount to
                                                                                                           hand include Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Kestrel Falcon, Aplomado Falcon,      consistently produce successful imagery.
                                                                                                           Gyrfalcon, Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, Burrowing Owl, Bald
                                                                                                           Eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle and many more!                                 Light Illuminates, Shadow Defines: A Program
                                                                                                           *Scott Elowitz will be co-leading on Friday and Saturday only.               Designed to Enhance Both Your Technical
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ability and Visual Sense
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cost:    thursday 9-10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                           Basic Techniques for Outsmarting Birds                                       Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                                                                  pHoto by CHas glatZer
                                                                                                           Cost: $50 thursday 10:30-noon
                                                                                                                                                                                        Difficulty Level: intermediate
                                                                                                           Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                                                                                                                 Charles (Chas) Glatzer M.Photog has been a world-renowned, full
                                                                                                                                                                                        Chas Glatzer’s success as a commercial photographer has been
                                                                                                           saturday        3-4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                time professional photographer and teacher/lecturer for more than
                                                                                                                                                                                        characterized by his ability to see and understand light. Wildlife
                                                                                    pHoto by alan mUrpHy




                                                                                                           Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                    photography is the same without exception. Being able to see                  27 years, and is currently one of the most sought after photographic
                                                                                                           Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate                                   and understand light, its quality, physical properties, etc., and             instructors/speakers in the nation. His work has been celebrated
                                                                                                           Alan will share his many tips and tricks that he has been using to           how they relate to your subject and capture medium will allow                 internationally with more than 40 prestigious awards for superior pho-
                                                                                                           produce award winning images of Birds. In this intro level program,          you to take control of your imagery.
                                                                                                           you will learn: Learn the best way to use bird feeders for your                                                                                            tographic competence demonstrated through photographic competi-
                                                                                                           photography, Basic techniques for photographing Bluebirds, Non-flash                                                                                       tion, advanced education, and service to the profession.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Flash Demystified                                                                He owns and hosts “Shoot the Light” ® Instructional Photographic
                                                                                                           Hummingbird photography, How to use water to attract birds, Setting          Cost: $25 friday 3:30-5 p.m.
                                                                                                           up perches, Tricks for using nest boxes in photography, Photographing                                                                                      Workshops throughout the United States and abroad. His images
                                                                                                                                                                                        Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium
                                                                                                           birds on water, Photographing songbirds in open areas.                       Difficulty Level: intermediate                                                are recognized internationally for their lighting, composition and
     Growing up surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Ireland and
     England, Alan Murphy developed a love for birds and nature early on. He                                                                                                            Proper use of flash remains a mystery to most…. More than any single          attention to detail. His diverse photo background provides workshop
     was a quick study of these birds and upon immigrating to the US in the                                Advanced Techniques for Outsmarting Birds                                    tool, flash has expanded Chas’ creativity, and productivity. Flash is an      participants and seminar attendees with an unparalleled resource.
     early 1980’s. His artistic background cultivated his creative use of perches                          Cost: $50 friday 2:30-4 p.m.                                                 integral part of his image making process, and he now shoots images              Chas is a Photography Advisor for a host of institutions, a past
     with uncluttered backgrounds and excellent lightening. Over the years                                 Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                                   in light that he never before considered. Through its use, he is able to      Adjunct Associate Professor at Long Island University, custom color
     this became Alan’s signature: gorgeous perches paired with beautiful birds                            Difficulty Level: intermediate to Advanced                                   control the degree of subject detail rendered, independent of the ambient     lab, and commercial studio owner. An accomplished natural history
     showcasing their natural environment with simple elegance.                                            Alan will share his more advanced tips and tricks that he has been           light and its direction. Along with the increase in flash shutter-speed
         Alan is an award winning photographer with numerous publications,                                                                                                                                                                                            and keynote speaker at many prestigious events with credits includ-
                                                                                                           using to produce award winning images of birds. In this program,             synchronization, slow, rear, and high-speed flash sync modes now afford
     a Nikon Professional Service member, a Wimberly Professional Service                                  you will learn: Getting Hummingbirds to land on your perch,                                                                                                ing Explorer’s Club NYC, Audubon, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy,
     member, and the author of an ebook entitled The Guide to Songbird Set-                                                                                                             the nature photographer unprecedented supplemental illumination               Fuji Professional, NANPA, ASMP, CNPA, GNPA, and PPA., He continues
                                                                                                           Photographing small birds in flight, Setting up for Kingfishers, Getting     control and creativity. Participants will learn when, why and how to
     Up Photography. He enjoys traveling the country speaking at festivals and                             birds to land on Cactus, Using suet and seed to control your shoot,                                                                                        to serve on many judges’ panels for both National and International
     photo clubs and leads workshops.                                                                                                                                                   properly use both TTL and Manual flash techniques to create stunning
                                                                                                           Advanced Bluebird photography, Using fruit in bird photography,                                                                                            Photographic Competitions.
                                                                                                                                                                                        images in all kinds of light. **It is suggested that you bring your camera,
                                                                                                           Getting ground birds to cooperate and by landing on perches.                  a small lens (example 24-70 or 70-200 zoom) and your flash to class.            His articles/images appear in publications worldwide including
        Field Workshop: The Raptor Project –                                                                                                                                                                                                                          National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Discover Diving, Smith-
        Raptors in Flight                                                                                  Critiquing the Elements of a Good Bird Photograph                            Shoot the Light In Field Program with                                         sonian, Professional Photographer, Birder’s World, Birding, Nature
        Cost: $199 Co-Leaders: Greg Downing and *scott elowitz                                             Cost: $50 sunday 9-10:30 a.m.                                                Classroom Session                                                             Photographer, EOS, Digital PhotoPro, among others.
        Wednesday & sunday 6:30-8:30 a.m. & thursday 6-8 p.m.                                              Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                    Cost: $75 saturday 7-10 a.m.
        Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beach Side                                           Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate                                   Meeting Location: Alligator Farm
        Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate                                                         Constructive critiques are a powerful tool to help you see your images       Difficulty Level: beginner Max no of People: 10                                 NIK Filters: Making Your Best Images Even Better
        Don’t miss this spectacular opportunity to photograph, in flight and                               more objectively and improve your photography. Long time birder and          Join Chas in the field as he shares his thought process behind the              Cost: $25 saturday 3-4:30 p.m.
        un-tethered, a variety of North American Raptors and Owls! Greg,                                   bird photographer Alan Murphy discusses the elements of bird photos,         making of an image, as well as the techniques used to produce images            Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
        Scott, and Alan will work hard to ensure that participants are afforded                            such as balance, composition, light, background and more. He will            in the field. Preparedness is the key to efficiency, and proficiency is the     Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate
        the best opportunities for capturing these majestic birds in flight!                               also provide a critical analysis of a select group of your images sent in    way to better images. The faster you are able to assess the conditions          Do you want your wildlife and nature images to appear more 3
        Special emphasis will be placed on how to set up your camera for                                   prior to the festival. Please send no more than three images to alan@        as presented and employ the tools and techniques necessary to render            dimensional on the web and in print? Try using Nik Filters. Nik
        flight shooting to panning with the birds and shooting hovering birds.                             alanmurphyphotography.com by March 15, 2011. The images need to              the image as desired, the more likely you are to accomplish your goal.          Filters greatly enhance your ability to extract and render detail in
        Possible species on hand include Peregrine Falcon, Merlin Falcon,                                  be JPEG at a setting of 12, 1024 pixels on the longest side. By submitting   There are four things; knowing the fundamentals, familiarity with your          images quickly and efficiently with ease. NIK provides solutions
        Kestrel Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Gyrfalcon, Red-tail Hawk, Harris Hawk,                            images, you are giving Alan permission to make any changes to the            equipment, pre-visualization, and preparedness that are paramount to            for every step of the photographic workflow and includes Dfine
        Barn Owl, and Burrowing Owl.                                                                       images for teaching purposes. Alan will select from all the submitted        consistently produce successful imagery. After some field work, you will        2.0, Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 3.0, Silver Efex Pro, and Sharpener Pro
        *Scott Elowitz will be co-leading on Wednesday and Sunday only.                                    images as to which ones are best for a good learning experience.             head in the classroom.                                                          3.0. And, of course HDR Effex Pro.

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     maxis gameZ                                                                                                                                                                                                                      j o e                    b r a dy
                                                                                  control? Learn the key elements to Quick Mask and take your master
                                                                                                                                                               Get Prints That Match the Image On Your Monitor
                                                                                  piece to the next level. This easy to follow Photoshop seminar
                                                                                                                                                               Cost: $25
                                                                                  is designed for all levels and will focus on: Curves, Levels, Hue/
                                                                                                                                                               Wednesday      9-10:30 a.m.
                                                                                  Saturation, removing distracting elements from your images, adding
                                                                                                                                                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
                                                                                  positive elements to your images, extending your background/
                                                                                                                                                               sunday         2-3:30 p.m.
                                                                                  canvas and editing parts of your subject using Quick Mask.
                                                                                                                                                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
                                                                                  Secrets of Photographing Shorebirds                                          Difficulty Level: All Levels
                                                                                  Cost: $40 friday 3-4:30 p.m.                                                 Wouldn’t it be nice to get prints from your desktop printer, your
                                                                                  Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                   lab and even in books that consistently match the image you
                                                                                  Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                 viewed on your computer monitor? With a little bit of hardware
                                                                                  Learn how to make your subject powerful in the frame. From perspective       and software along with some helpful techniques in Photoshop
                                                                                  to equipment care, this seminar will change your bird photography.           we’ll show you how to make this happen. Starting right at capture
                                                                                  Topics covered in this seminar: approach techniques, protecting your         and continuing all the way through edit, soft-proofing and
                                                                                  equipment from the elements, perspective and much more!                      output, you’ll learn time and money saving techniques to insure
                                                                                                                                                               consistent and accurate color. No more printing five times to get
                                                                                  Sunrise Shoot at the St. Johns County Pier                                   one good print, no more disappointing results back from the lab!
                                                                                  Cost: $65 saturday 6:15–7:30 a.m
                                                                                  Meeting Location: St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.                 Environmental Portraiture
                                                                                  Difficulty Level: beginner                 Max no of People: 10              Cost: $25 thursday 10-11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pHoto by joe brady
                                                       pHoto maxis gameZ          This fun field workshop will place you in one of the best and iconic         Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
                                                                                  locations to capture the beauty of the famous St. Augustine sunrise. Learn   Difficulty Level: All Levels                                            Joe Brady is the online voice for educational photography webinars
     Maxis Gamez is for the most part a self-taught photographer.
                                                                                  how to create and capture amazing and dramatic sunrise images using          Capturing beautiful portraits in an outdoor environment are             both live and online by over 60,000 viewers. He and his wife Diane
     He started photography as a hobby, but now devotes his time                                                                                                                                                                       own Dragonfly Studio in Tuxedo, NY and he is also the Webinar
     and energy full-time to his passion. He has discovered that with             filters and creative compositions. Bring your wide angle, short and long     more natural and can sometimes help to tell a story about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Manager for the MAC Group where he creates and presents
     photography, he has found a medium that enables him to express his           lens and filters…and whatever you do, don’t forget your tripod!              subjects more effectively than a studio photograph. Effective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       educational programs for professional photographers. He has been
     creativity and use his abilities. Viewing the world in a different way, he                                                                                environmental portraits however require knowing how to                  awarded the Fuji Masterpiece Award for Landscape Photography,
     is capable of capturing wonderful images. These images have been             Bosque del Apache, New Mexico                                                control the available light as well being able to add light off-        is a PPA Photographic Craftsman and is a 2010 recipient of the
     featured in local galleries, national parks, published in photography        the ultimate Playground for bird Photographers                               camera to add depth and shape. In this class we’ll show how to          PPA Photographer of the Year Bronze Award. He is also a member
     magazines like Audubon, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Nature             Cost: $25 saturday 1-2:30 p.m.                                               compose environmental portraits and the use of light shaping            of both the Photographic Society of America and the American
     Photographers Magazine, and now a book from National Geographic.             Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                   tools and off-camera flash in daylight to produce beautiful             Society of Photographers. A lecturer on Photoshop, Color Workflow
         Specializing in bird photography, Maxis has developed his own            Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                 and natural photographs that capture the personality and                and Landscape Photography for almost twenty years, Joe also
                                                                                  Bosque del Apache is a well known location to view and photograph            interests of the subject. Whether you are looking to expand your        teaches Photo Workshops all around the United States.
     techniques to capture that perfect moment in time. To learn more
                                                                                                                                                               photography business or just want to add to the beauty of your              You can visit his landscape photography website at
     about Maxis, visit his website www.gvisions.org.                             Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese by the thousands during the
                                                                                                                                                               family portraits, we’ll cover techniques that will benefit everyone.    www.joebradyphotography.com and his studio website at
                                                                                  winter time and also deliver incredible landscape opportunities.                                                                                     www.dragonflystudiocafe.com.
     Sponsored by Feisol                                                          During this seminar location tips, photography gear and techniques
                                                                                  will be shared.                                                              Photoshop Enhancements for Landscape                                     and just want to learn to take better pictures, this is the class for
       Manual Exposure, Studying Your Histograms,                                                                                                              Photography                                                              you. Learn what capabilities your camera has, how to effectively
                                                                                  Bird Photography Seminar and Field Workshop                                  Cost: $25 friday 3-4:30 p.m.                                             organize, store and share your images and learn some basic image
       Composition and How to Optimize Your Fill Flash                            Cost: $75 saturday 4-8 p.m.
       Technique                                                                                                                                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3                               editing and enhancements using the inexpensive, easy to use,
                                                                                  Meeting Location: Alligator Farm, Conference Room
       Cost: $40 thursday 9-10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                         Difficulty Level: All Levels                                             yet powerful Adobe Elements. Designed for beginner to novice
                                                                                  Difficulty Level: All Levels          Max no of People: 10
       Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                                                                                              Have you ever travelled to a great location, only to have the            photographers, this class will take away the mystery and get you
                                                                                  During this one hour seminar, Maxis will explain and help you
       Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                                                                                            weather not cooperate with your photography? This can                    started on the path to better pictures.
                                                                                  understand the following topics: How to set your camera to work
       Manual exposure is a topic a lot of photographers struggle                                                                                              be really frustrating, particularly if it may be a rare or once-
                                                                                  for you, how to read your histogram for the perfect exposure, fill
       with. This seminar is full of information and will help you                flash – The easy way, key elements for the perfect background,
                                                                                                                                                               in-a-lifetime visit. While we can’t turn torrential downpours            Better Outdoor Photography Tools, Tips and Tricks
       understand key elements of a successful fill flash technique                                                                                            into sunny days, there are a lot of powerful edits, effects and          Cost: $25 sunday 9:30-11 a.m.
                                                                                  subject isolation and much more! Immediately after, we’ll gather
       that will change your photography. Topics covered in this                                                                                               enhancements that you can do in Adobe Photoshop to turn OK               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
                                                                                  for three hours in the rookery.
       seminar: Understanding Manual Exposure, reading and                                                                                                     images into good ones, and transform good images into great              Difficulty Level: All Levels
                                                                                                                                                               ones! Learn image enhancement techniques that add interest
       analyzing your histogram, a key tool every photographer                    How to Successfully Photograph Birds in Flight                               and impact and that you can put into use right away.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In this class we’ll introduce some of the greatest tools to help you
       should have and how to use it, composition and subject                     Cost: $40 sunday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                                                                                   produce the best landscape, nature and architectural photography.
       interaction, fill flash - the easy way!                                    Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                                                                                             We’ll show how handheld light meters can improve your image,
                                                                                  Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                 Intro to Outdoor Photography                                             we’ll have some great tripod accessories for panoramic, landscape
       Enhance and Optimize your Images Using Quick                               Learn step-by-step how to successfully photograph birds in flight.           Cost: $25 saturday 9:30-11 a.m.                                          and nature photography and we’ll start right at capture by insuring
       Mask Cost: $40 friday 9-10:30 a.m.                                         This hands-on equipment seminar is all about panning and how                 Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3                               that the color in your images is the best it can be. In the classroom,
       Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                 to manage your focusing system using a very unique technique.                Difficulty Level: beginner                                               we’ll create panoramic images, explore single and multi-image
       Difficulty Level: All Levels                                               Covered in this seminar: Long lens panning technique using your              Point & Shoot compact cameras are welcome! Are you somewhat              HDR photography and show some quick yet powerful image
       Do you want to take your editing skills to the next level? Do              tripod, hand held panning techniques using your short and long               new to digital photography? If you are confused by JPEG and              enhancements in Photoshop and Lightroom while insuring the
       you want to learn how to manipulate your images with great                 lens, learn how to manage your focusing system to work for you.              RAW, Photoshop and Lightroom, Photo transfer and storage                 best color with custom camera profiles.


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     g r e g                                        d o w n i n g                                                                                            d e b o r a H                                                           s a n d i d g e
                                                                                  Field Workshop: The Raptor Project – Perched Raptors                       A Creative Approach to Digital Photography
                                                                                  Cost: $149                                                                 Cost: $25
                                                                                  Co-Leaders: Alan Murphy and *scott elowitz                                 Wednesday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
                                                                                  thursday-saturday 6:30-8:30 a.m.
                                                                                  Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beach Side                   Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
                                                                                  Difficulty Level: beginner                                                 saturday 3-4:30 p.m.
                                                                                  Don’t miss this spectacular opportunity to photograph some                 Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
                                                                                  of the most sought after raptors of North America - plus some              Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate
                                                                                  exotics from around the world!. Scott, Alan and Greg will                  A Creative Approach to Digital Photography will cover techniques
                                                                                  work closely with you to ensure that everyone gets the best                ranging from interpretation of a subject for the best photographic
                                                                                  opportunities for perched shots using a variety of natural                 outcome, to creatively enhancing an image in Photoshop. She will
                                                                                  perches. A special emphasis will be placed on “setting up” shots           share with you innovative ways to shoot for special effects such
                                                                                  that look authentic, natural and dynamic. Possible species on              as zooming, long exposure to convey motion, multiple exposures,
                                                                                  hand include Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Kestrel Falcon, Aplomado            shooting through glass, reflections, HDR, and Photomerge.
                                                                                  Falcon, Gyrfalcon, Red-tail Hawk, Harris Hawk, White-tailed Sea
                                                                                                                                                                 Working with images in Photoshop, Deb will show you how to
                                                                                  Eagle and many more!
                                                                                  *Scott Elowitz will be co-leading on Friday and Saturday only.             easily use creative techniques such as adding a watery reflection,
                                                                                                                                                             mirroring and composites for texture. In addition, Photoshop plug-
                                                                                                                                                             ins will allow you to achieve artistic effects, as well as detail and
                                                                                  Digital Bird and Wildlife Photography 101                                  color enhancement, thus providing additional creative alternatives
                                                                                  Cost: $40 thursday 3:30-5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                             for your own work.
                                                                                  Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
                                                                                  Difficulty Level: beginner                                                     Deb will walk with you through her perspective of the world as                                                 pHoto by deboraH sandidge

                                                                                  For those just getting started in digital photography. Greg will explain   she sees it in her photography of fascinating locations such as Cuba,
                                                                                  the unique advantages digital imaging offers over film and how to          Namibia, Germany, Switzerland, France, and throughout America.          Photography has been part of award-winning professional
                                                                                  make the most of the functions found in today’s digital cameras. Learn                                                                             photographer, Deborah Sandidge’s life since she picked up her first
                                                                                  how to set up your camera and how to get the most from your digital        Digital Infrared Photography                                            camera - it has evolved into her passion. She is the author of Digital
                                                                                  images and the best exposures.                                             Cost: $25 thursday 1-2:30 p.m.
                                                 pHoto by greg downing                                                                                                                                                               Infrared Photography published by Wiley and is an instructor at
                                                                                                                                                             Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
                                                                                  Adding Flash to Your Outdoor Photography                                   Difficulty Level: beginner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BetterPhoto.com where she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm
     Greg Downing has been traveling the world teaching professional and          Cost: $40 friday noon-1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                    with photographers in her online classes.
     amateur photographers for more than a decade hosting his instructional                                                                                  Digital Infrared Photography will illustrate the beauty of infrared
                                                                                  Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                                 photography as it applies to landscapes, architecture, birds               Deborah’s favorite photography subjects include Florida’s birds
     workshops and seminars. Instructing photographers of all experience levels   Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate
                                                                                                                                                             and wildlife. This presentation is designed for photographers           and other wildlife, as well as its landscapes. Her travels, however,
     he has earned a reputation for his gracious and generous teaching style.     One of the most asked about and confusing subjects in nature
                                                                                  and outdoor photography is how and when to use flash as                    interested in digital infrared photography, as well as those            have not been limited to Florida’s fascinating beauty; they have
         Greg’s images are known for their unique style, exacting compo-
     sition and strict attention to detail. As an internationally recognized      supplemental or main lighting. Greg has mastered outdoor flash             currently shooting in infrared.                                         taken her from coast to coast of America and beyond to yield
     photographer, his numerous publishing credits include books,                 photography and has even taught some of today’s top pros his                   Using compelling infrared images created with her infrared          photography that stretches the imagination. Deborah’s passion is
     advertising campaigns and editorial publications such as Birding             techniques and concepts. From fill flash to flash as main light Greg       converted cameras, and color/infrared comparisons, Deb will             not only capturing images of people, places, and things with her
                                                                                  will teach you the fundamentals he has perfected, in a simplistic          discuss in detail the best techniques to enable you to capture          digital cameras, but also in the creative work she does in the digital
     Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Birder’s World, National
                                                                                  way, and get you on your way toward illumination enlightenment!            one-of-a-kind infrared images.
     Geographic and many others. Especially passionate about birds, his                                                                                                                                                              darkroom. She considers Photoshop her “artist’s palette”. To see
     images can also be found in printed form in several Wildbird Centers                                                                                        From understanding infrared light and filter choices, to
                                                                                  Metering Techniques for Nature Photographers                               imaginative techniques in photographing and in post-processing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     more of Deborah’s work visit: www.deborahsandidge.com.
     on the east coast, as well as appearing in private art exhibitions.          Cost: $40 saturday 12:30-2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                             in Photoshop, Deb will share insightful and creative techniques
         In 2003, Greg founded www.NatureScapes.net - the world’s most            Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
     respected nature photography social networking community.                    Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate                                 that you can immediately apply to your infrared photography.
         To see more of Greg Downing’s work, visit his website at                 Greg will teach the importance of getting out of automatic                                                                                           HDR – Creating Dynamic Images
     www.gdphotography.com.                                                       exposure mode and he will share various techniques for                     Night Photography Field Workshop                                          Cost: $25 friday 9-10:30 a.m.
                                                                                  maintaining ultimate control over your desired results. Learn the          Cost: $60 thursday & friday          8-10 p.m.                            Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
                                                                                  various techniques Greg uses to get his exposures spot on and              Meeting Location: Visitors Information Center, 10                         sunday 9-10:30 a.m.
       Field Workshop: The Raptor Project –                                       when to use what in various shooting situations. Special emphasis
                                                                                                                                                             Castillo Dr. (across the street from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
       Raptors in Flight                                                          will be placed on modern digital SLR camera’s metering systems.                                                                                      Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
       Cost: $199 Co-Leaders: Alan Murphy and *scott elowitz                                                                                                 Museum and the Castillo de San Marcos) – Meet on front steps              Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate
       Wednesday & sunday 6:30-8:30 a.m. & thursday 6-8 p.m.                      On the Wing Avian Flight and Action                                        Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate Max no of People: 10               The art and technique of HDR allows the photographer
       Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beach Side                   Photography Field Workshop                                                 Night transforms an ordinary scene into something magical,                to create extraordinary and dramatic story-telling images.
       Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate                                 Cost: $75 sunday 4-8 p.m.                                                  providing a wonderful opportunity to expand your creative                 With HDR a new image is created by combining a variety of
       Don’t miss this spectacular opportunity to photograph, in flight           Meeting Location: Alligator Farm                                           and artistic options. Learn how to capture extraordinary night            exposures to reveal incredible detail, color, and definition
       and un-tethered, a variety of North American Raptors and Owls!             Maximum no People: 10/5                                                    scenes from twilight and beyond. Find out the tips, techniques            throughout the highlight, mid-tone, and shadow areas.
       Greg, Scott, and Alan will work hard to ensure that participants           Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate                                 and tools that will make creative and compelling images at                    The process of shooting a scene and merging the images
       are afforded the best opportunities for capturing these majestic           Struggling with sharpness or focus when photographing birds in             night. Master the techniques of photographing at twilight,                through software is easily accomplished, thus allowing
       birds in flight! Special emphasis will be placed on how to set             flight? Learn the techniques Greg has perfected over the years for
                                                                                                                                                             also known as the “blue” hour to create a composition with                the digital photographer to create high impact images
       up your camera for flight shooting to panning with the birds               creating dynamic and engaging images that depict action and flight.
       and shooting hovering birds. Possible species on hand include              This class session will be followed by a trip to the rookery to practice   impact. Blur car taillights as streaks of light, photograph stars         with phenomenal dynamic range. Deborah will discuss
       Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Kestrel Falcon, Aplomado Falcon,                 some of the techniques learned in the classroom portion. **Please          as points of light, or as captivating trails of stars. Find out how       techniques for combining HDR images, and will review artistic
       Gyrfalcon and many more!                                                   note** Participants are encouraged to have a basic working knowledge       to photograph night scenes to avoid long exposure noise, and              enhancements with plug-ins and filters such as Topaz Adjust,
       *Scott Elowitz will be co-leading on Wednesday and Sunday only.            of their photographic equipment and to bring their camera manual.          how to blend your photos with HDR imagery.                                Lucis Pro and Nik Software.


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     K e v i n                                         K a r l s o n                                                                                                                         s C ot t                                           e lo w i t Z
                                                                           Field Photography Workshop and Seminar                                             Scott is co-leading with Greg Downing and Alan Murphy
                                                                                                                                                              Field Workshop: The Raptor Project – Raptors in Flight
                                                                           Focusing on Composition, Lighting, Flight and                                      Cost: $199
                                                                           Birds in Action                                                                    Wednesday & sunday 6:30-8:30 a.m. & thursday 6-8 p.m.
                                                                           Cost: $75 thursday 7–11 a.m.                                                       Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beach Side
                                                                           Meeting Location: Alligator Farm, Conference Room                                  Difficulty Level: beginner to intermediate
                                                                           Difficulty Level: All Levels               Max no of People: 10                    Don’t miss this spectacular opportunity to photograph, in flight
                                                                           Co Leader: scott elowitz                                                           and un-tethered, a variety of North American Raptors and Owls!
                                                                           Topics covered during this short session include basic and artistic                Greg, Scott, and Alan will work hard to ensure that participants are
                                                                           composition of a perched subject and surrounding scene; balancing light            afforded the best opportunities for capturing these majestic birds
                                                                           and exposure with shadows; anticipating action for capturing an exciting           in flight! Special emphasis will be placed on how to set up your
                                                                           nature photo; and technique and camera settings for getting the perfect            camera for flight shooting to panning with the birds and shooting
                                                                           flight photograph. A short classroom introduction and follow-up field              hovering birds. Possible species on hand include Peregrine Falcon,
                                                                           workshop on flight photography basics is the highlight of this session, with       Merlin, Kestrel Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Gyrfalcon, Red-tail Hawk,
                                                                                                                                                              Harris Hawk, Barn Owl, and Burrowing Owl.
                                                                           special tips from Jim Neiger’s Flight School of Photography offered.
                                                                                                                                                              *Scott Elowitz will be co-leading on Wednesday and Sunday only.
                                                                           North Island Photo Safari                                                          Field Workshop: The Raptor Project – Perched Raptors
                                                                           Cost: $50 thursday & friday 5:30-8:30 p.m.                                         Cost: $149 thursday-saturday 6:30-8:30 a.m.
                                                                           Meeting Location: Anastasia State Park, Beach Parking Area                         Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beach Side
                                                                           Difficulty Level: All Levels               Max no of People: 20                    Difficulty Level: beginner
                                                                           Co Leader: scott elowitz                                                           Don’t miss this spectacular opportunity to photograph some
                                                                           This small group will load up into the back of flatbed pickup trucks and head      of the most sought after raptors of North America - plus some
                                                                           to the beaches on the north end of Anastasia Island. This section is four          exotics from around the world!. Scott, Alan and Greg will
                                                                           miles north of Anastasia State Park’s public access and is rarely visited by the   work closely with you to ensure that everyone gets the best
                                                                           public. Participants may photograph gulls, terns and shorebirds in evening         opportunities for perched shots using a variety of natural perches.
                                                                           light. Other species you may encounter on the trip include osprey, brown           A special emphasis will be placed on “setting up” shots that look
                                                                           pelican, oystercatchers, red knots, and plovers.                                   authentic, natural and dynamic. Possible species on hand include
                                                                                                                                                              Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Kestrel Falcon, Aplomado Falcon,
                                                                           Create and Compose Better Wildlife Images,                                         Gyrfalcon, Red-tail Hawk, Harris Hawk, Northern Harrier, Crested
                                                                           Especially Flight and Action                                                       Caracara, Screech Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, Burrowing Owl, Bald
                                                                                                                                                              Eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle and many more!
                                                                           Cost: $25 saturday 10-11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                              *Scott Elowitz will be co-leading on Friday and Saturday only.
                                                                           Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
                                                                           Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                                                                                                                                          pHotos by sCott elowitZ
                                                                                                                                                              Scott is co-leading with Kevin Karlson
                                                                           This short indoor photo workshop will cover a number of photographic               Field Photography Workshop and Seminar at
                                                                           principles, including proper composition of the subject and background                                                                                    As the son of professional photographers with a complete in-house
                                                                                                                                                              the Alligator Farm Focusing on Composition,                            studio and darkroom, Scott Elowitz learned the photographic ropes
                                                                           scene; effective use of natural and supplemental lighting to create the best       Lighting, Flight and Birds in Action
                                                                           possible exposures; and techniques and camera settings for capturing                                                                                      at an early age assisting his parents shooting the pomp and yet
                                             pHoto by Kevin Karlson                                                                                           Cost: $75 thursday 7–11 a.m.
                                                                           exciting action and flight photography, including artistic blur images. Extra                                                                             sometimes wild circumstances of weddings and bar-mitzvahs. After
                                                                                                                                                              Meeting Location: Alligator Farm, Conference Room
                                                                           emphasis is devoted to the mechanics of flight and action photography,                                                                                    capturing these experiences of shooting the social sides of human
                                                                                                                                                              Difficulty Level: All Levels           Max no of People: 10
     For more than three decades, Kevin T. Karlson has been traveling      with instruction for balancing necessary shutter speeds with F-stops and ISO                                                                              nature, Scott continued to hone his craft even while photography
                                                                                                                                                              Co-Leader: scott elowitz
     the world photographing birds and wildlife — from the wilds of        settings to achieve the perfect, artistic image. A special section on raptor                                                                              temporarily became the background.
                                                                                                                                                              Topics covered during this short session include basic and
     the Alaskan Arctic to the rainforests of South Africa.                flight photography is also offered.                                                                                                                          After graduating college, Scott decided to focus on his
                                                                                                                                                              artistic composition of a perched subject and surrounding scene;
        As a noted wildlife photographer in North America, his work is                                                                                                                                                               entrepreneurial endeavors and take a shot at building his own
                                                                                                                                                              balancing light and exposure with shadows; anticipating action
     widely published in numerous birding magazines and journals,          How to Get the Best Possible Photos of                                             for capturing an exciting nature photo; and technique and              business. What developed was both a booming software company,
     as well as books, field guides, calendars, including “Birds of the                                                                                       camera settings for getting the perfect flight photograph. A short     and subsequently a financial transaction processing company. These
     Arctic Tundra”, which was endorsed by the American Birding            Waterbirds in Open Spaces                                                                                                                                 successful companies naturally afforded Scott many opportunities
                                                                           Cost: $25 sunday 12:30-2 p.m.                                                      classroom introduction and follow-up field workshop on flight
     Association. He worked closely with Peter Thayer in creating the                                                                                         photography basics is the highlight of this session, with special      to travel the world in search of quenching his passion for nature and
     CD-Rom “The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Guide to Birds of North      Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                                                                                                                wildlife photography — specifically whales and birds.
                                                                                                                                                              tips from Jim Neiger’s Flight School of Photography offered.
     America” as head ornithologist, photo researcher and submitter of     Difficulty Level: All Levels                                                                                                                              As a logical next step, in 1995 Scott suited up and became a certified
                                                                           Join Kevin Karlson, one of the top waterbird photographers in North
     almost 800 photos.
                                                                           America, as he shares personal tips on getting exciting images
                                                                                                                                                              North Island Photo Safari                                              scuba diver, traveling to beautiful locations to dive, observe, and enjoy
        In addition to photography, Kevin has also penned various                                                                                             Cost: $50 thursday & friday 5:30–8:30 p.m.                             nature — cataloging and sharing his experiences through underwater
     articles on birds, including instructional pieces on recognizing      of shorebirds, herons, egrets, terns, skimmers and waterfowl in
                                                                                                                                                              Meeting Location: Anastasia State Park, Beach Parking Area             videography and nature photography.
     ideal shoot locations, as well as exposes on natural history and      open space habitats. Approach strategies and camouflage options                    Max no People: 20                Difficulty Level: beginner               Scott’s underwater video footage has appeared on the Discovery
     field identification. With Michael O’Brien and Richard Crossley, he   are explained, with an emphasis on anticipating action and flight                  This small group will load up into the back of flatbed pickup          Channel and Travel Channel. His photography has appeared in
     co-authored the innovative book called “The Shorebird Guide”          photography. As an author of The Shorebird Guide (2006) and a                      trucks and head to the beaches on the north end of Anastasia           various magazines, guides, newspapers and advertisements. A regular
     which was published in April 2006. The book contains almost 700       top shorebird expert in North America, Kevin shares his 25 years                   Island. This section is four miles north of Anastasia State Park’s     contributor to Wildbird magazine, Scott’s images have graced the
     photos and outlines a simpler method of bird identification for       experience photographing these special birds in every possible                     public access and is rarely visited by the public. Participants may    cover of the ABA magazine North American Birds as well as several
     beginners and experts alike.                                          setting, including Arctic habitats. Some topics covered include                    photograph gulls, terns and shorebirds in evening light. Other         covers on New Jersey Birds and New Jersey Audubon Magazine. His
        To see more of Kevin’s work, please visit his website              ground level photography, portraits, flock and action images, and                  species we may encounter on the trip include osprey, brown             photographs also appear in the Shorebird Guide by Michael O’Brien,
     www.kevinkarlsonphotography.com.                                      camera settings for different types of open space shooting.                        pelican, oystercatchers, red knots, and plovers.                       Richard Crossley, and Kevin Karlson.

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     v i n n y C o lU C C i &                                                                                                                                     r e i n i e r                                              m U n g U i a
     m e l i s s a s o U t H e r n                                                                                                                   Photoshop for Nature Photographers
                                                                                                                                                     Cost: $30 thursday 9-10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                     Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
     vinny Colucci                                                           Digital Photography Boot Camp                                           Difficulty Level: beginner
     Presenter and award-winning photographer Vinny Colucci has been         Cost: $35 thursday & saturday noon-2 p.m.                               Learn photo-retouching techniques and color management
     an active photographer since 1979 and a shooting professional                                                                                   solutions for the digital workflow. This workshop teaches
                                                                             Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3                              you how to get the best from your digital or conventional
     since 1995. He has photographed North Carolina from the coast to        Difficulty Level: All Levels
     the mountains, south to the Everglades and westward into Arizona.                                                                               captures and how to solve problems through a series of live
                                                                             This two-hour program will cover the basics of digital                  demonstrations using Adobe PhotoShop or Adobe Elements.
     Vinny is an avid outdoorsman and a member of Nikon’s Professional       photography as it pertains to photographing wildlife and nature.
     Services and Wimberley Professional Services and is a sponsored         The subject matter includes the basic operation of the digital SLR,     Nikon: Digital Workflow
     Lowepro Photographer. He is represented by MyStock, with images         understanding exposure, reading a histogram, understanding              Cost: $30 thursday 12:30-2 p.m.
     appearing in Nature Photographer Magazine, Microwave Journal,           the tonal system and the five stop method aperture settings,            Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     and various other publications. He has presented at Grandfather         shutter speed settings, composition, digital workflow, how to           Difficulty Level: beginner
     Mountain, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), the City of Orlando, and   protect your images when shooting in Raw, jpeg and Tiff and             This seminar is geared to Nikon users on how to get the most
     Popular Photography Magazine.                                           camera care in the field.                                               out of their cameras and software. Learn about U-point
                                                                                                                                                     technology and the use of control points, D-lighting, color

     melissa southern                                                        Field Photography at the Alligator Farm
                                                                                                                                                     booster and other features packed in Nikon Capture NX.
                                                                                                                                                     Some of the topics that will be discussed include the proper
     An award-winning photographer and presenter, Melissa Southern           Cost: $75 friday 4-8 p.m.                                               use of the latest auto focus, metering modes, white balance
     has been shooting since childhood and a working professional since      Meeting Location: Alligator Farm, Conference Room                       adjustments, tone curves, and live preview. Regardless of                                                       pHoto by reinier mUngUia
     2003. She has photographed in Ireland, England, France, Kentucky,       Difficulty Level: All Levels           Max no of People: 14             the camera body you use, this seminar will help you better
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Reinier Munguia is a nature photographer based in Lakeland, Florida.
     California, and Mexico as well as all over North Carolina and the       Join this fun-filled field photography workshop at the St.              understand the functions and capabilities of your camera.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       One might say that his interest in photography came naturally. At
     Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Melissa is a member of Nikon       Augustine Alligator Farm’s Rookery! This workshop will cover                                                                              the age of 16, he got his first camera and since then nature has been
     Professional Services and Wimberley Professional Services and is                                                                                In the Field Photography Workshop                                 his favorite subject. His first published work came while majoring
                                                                             getting the correct exposure when photographing white birds,            Cost: $60 friday 7-9:30 a.m.
     a sponsored Lowepro Photographer. Melissa is represented by             composition of nesting birds and in flight, telephoto techniques,                                                                         in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico. At the time, he was
                                                                                                                                                     Meeting Location: Alligator Farm
     MyStock with photographs in the Guide to the National Museum of         getting sharp images when photographing birds in flight and use         Max no People: 10                  Difficulty Level: beginner     conducting studies on reptiles, but soon found a special interest in
     Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, Nature Photographer     of flash in bird photography. After a one-hour classroom session,       This workshop takes place in one of the best locations to         birds, to which he has dedicated great part of his life.
     Magazine, various product magazines, and several other publications.    we will practice our techniques in the rookery.                         capture images of wild birds. This is the perfect opportunity        As a teacher, he is recognized for his enthusiasm and passion for
                                                                                                                                                     to enhance your bird photography skills. Do not wait to           instilling his knowledge, and injecting those same passions into those
                                                 pHoto by staCey satHer                                                                                                                                                he instructs. He is currently working at the Polk Museum of Art, where
                                                                                                                                                     register for this event, as it is sure to sell out in advance!
                                                                             Macro Photography Seminar Plus Field Workshop                           **Please note** Participants are encouraged to have a basic       he teaches black & white as well as digital photography. His teaching
                                                                             Cost: $75 saturday 4:30-7:30 p.m.                                       working knowledge of their photographic equipment.                experience dates back to the early 90’s when he taught several courses
                                                                             Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                                                                                                for the University of Puerto Rico.
                                                                             * Field workshop portion at Washington Oaks Gardens                     Bird Photography 101                                                 His nature and landscape photography has been recognized as one
                                                                                                                                                     Cost: $35 friday 1-2:30 p.m.                                      of exceptional quality, particularly because his extraordinary emphasis
                                                                             State Park, 6400 Oceanshore Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                     Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                        on details. Some of his wildlife photos are used in college textbooks,
                                                                             Difficulty Level: All Levels Max no of People: 14
                                                                                                                                                     Difficulty Level: beginner                                        newsletters, and brochures. His passion for nature, and especially birds,
                                                                             This program starts with a one hour seminar covering                                                                                      can be seen on his wonderful bird photography, where he portrays the
                                                                                                                                                     Learn techniques and details on capturing many bird species
                                                                             composition of macro photography, lens selection, macro filters,                                                                          beauty of these magnificent subjects in their natural habitats.
                                                                                                                                                     in a professional and affordable way! Topics to be covered
                                                                             extension tube techniques and using nature and flash lighting in        include equipment, basic setup, and lens handling techniques,
                                                                             your macro photography. After the seminar portion, we’ll meet           determining exposure, protecting the highlights, depth of
                                                                             at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, only 5 miles south and           field, flash techniques, and capturing birds in flights and how    Life of Birds
                                                                             practice all that was covered in the class plus the use of reflectors   to approach your subject.                                          Cost: $5 sunday 11-12:30 p.m.
                                                                             and diffusers and backgrounds and field techniques for using                                                                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
                                                                             depth of field. At sunset, we will head to the Intracoastal located     Macro Photography 101                                              Difficulty Level: beginner
                                                                             within the park to shoot sunset.                                        Cost: $ 30 saturday 9-10:30 a.m.                                   This presentation covers all aspects of a bird’s life, from the adaptations
                                                                                                                                                     Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium                          that allow them to survive in their environment to their amazing flights.
                                                                                                                                                     Difficulty Level: beginner
                                                                             Morning Light in Downtown St. Augustine                                 Learn the solution to a variety of problems that macro
                                                                             Cost: $60 sunday 6:15-9 a.m.                                            photographers face in the field, including how to master the       Introduction to Wildlife Filmmaking
                                                                             Meeting Location: Visitors Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr.          light, control the elements and what to do when you forget to      Cost: $35 sunday 1-2:30 p.m.
                                                                             (across the street from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and          pack the macro lens.                                               Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Auditorium
                                                                             the Castillo de San Marcos) – Meet on front steps                                                                                          Difficulty Level: beginner
                                                                             Difficulty Level: All Levels           Max no of People: 14             Macro Photography Field Workshop                                   This introductory seminar shows you how to capture video using an
                                                                             Use your camera to capture the timeless grace and beauty of the         Cost: $60 sunday 7-10 a.m.                                         HD DSLR or an HD conventional camera. With today’s technology,
                                                                                                                                                     Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Gardens State                    DSLR’s have become an attractive tool for filmmakers as it allows
                                                                             Nation’s oldest city on a Sunday morning tour. Photograph the
                                                                                                                                                     Park Difficulty Level: beginner Max no People: 15                  the use of high quality and powerful lenses. Learn the pros and
                                                                             Castillo de San Marcos perched above Matanzas Bay, immortalize          Participants are encouraged to have a thorough working             cons of using a DSLR and how to maximize the quality of your
                                                                             the Spanish Renaissance architecture of Flagler’s 19th century          knowledge of their camera and equipment and the proper             videos. Participants will learn skills needed for wildlife filmmaking:
                                                                             hotels, and discover endless photo opportunities down the               lenses for macro photography. Participants will meet at the        including: equipment, camera operation, development of ideas,
                                                                             narrow and ancient back streets of this fascinating city. Be sure       front gate of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and head          sound recording, editing, and much more. Camera techniques and
                                                                             to bring your tripod!                                                   into the beautiful gardens to shoot flowers and butterflies.       solutions to problems encountered in the field are also discussed.

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     digiscoping with steve ingraham                                                                                                                                            other photography opportunities

     One on One with Zeiss                                                  Digiscoping with the Experts Field Work
     Cost: free thursday - sunday, as time allows                           Cost: $15 saturday noon-2:30
     Meeting Location: Register at the Zeiss booth                          Meeting Location: Whitney Lab Parking Area
     Personalized one hour sessions with Steve Ingraham on                  Difficulty Level: beginner Max no of People: 10
     digiscoping with Zeiss equipment.                                      Join our digiscoping staff for a hands-on experience in
                                                                            the field. You will have the opportunity to see all kinds of
     Point and Shoot for Wildlife                                           digiscoping rigs in action, to experiment with them yourself,
     Cost: $10 thursday 3-4:30 p.m.                                         and to receive one-on-one practical help from the experts
     Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3                             using your own equipment. We are going places where the
     Difficulty Level: beginner                                             digiscoping opportunities should abound, so, in addition to
     With a compact spotting scope and minimal extra gear                   perfecting your skills, we should all bring back some satisfying
     (including a small Point and Shoot camera or one of the                images.
     new compact interchangeable lens cameras with electronic
     viewfinders) you can take very satisfying images of wildlife and
     birds, from much greater distances than are possible with a
     DSLR. Find out how.
                                                                            presentation
     Beyond In Focus and Well Exposed Cost: $10                             The Seven Fold Path to Better Birding
     friday 10:30 a.m.-noon                                                 (or the Short Route to Becoming an Expert)
     Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3                             Cost: free sunday 11:30-1 p.m.
     Difficulty Level: beginner                                             Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
     The aesthetics of the really great digiscoping shots. Basic artistic   Everything the birder needs to know about getting better.
     considerations are what will improve your images.                      With a dose of humor.

                                                                                                                     pHoto by jeFF boUton




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pHoto by lewis Kemper




                                                                                                                                               Reptile Rise and Shine!                                           Parrot Portraits and Pastries!
                                                                                                                                               Cost: $20 thursday 8-9 a.m.                                       Cost: $20 saturday 8-9 a.m.
                                                                                                                                               Meeting Location: Alligator Farm, Main Entrance                   Meeting Location: Alligator Farm, Main Entrance
                                                                                                                                               Max/Min no of People: 30/5                                        Max/Min no of People: 30/5
                                                                                                                                               Rise and shine with some scaly creatures! Photographers can       Wake up on the wild side! Don’t miss this special opportunity
                                                                                                                                               take advantage of the morning light as they shoot these often     to photograph a variety of parrot species in the early morning
                                                                                                                                               misunderstood animals. During your photo shoot, enjoy a           light before the park opens. Enjoy a continental breakfast while
                                                                                                                                               continental breakfast before the park is open.                    capturing their portraits in a naturalistic setting.

                                                                                                                                               Art Walk, Wings and Wine!
                                                                                                                                               Cost: $20   friday    6-8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               Meeting Location: Alligator Farm, Main Entrance
                                                                                                                                               Max/Min no of People: 50/5
                                                                                                                                               Explore the photography of local artists displayed inside our
                                                                                                                                               Komodo Dragon exhibit. Enjoy an assortment of wines and
                                                                                                                                               cheeses before receiving an informative guided tour of our
                                                                                                                                               Native Bird Rookery by the Bird & Mammal Curator. From
                                                                                                                                               March to July, hundreds of wading birds are in full breeding
                                                                                                                                               plumage, building nests, and raising families right in front of
                                                                                                                                               the zoo’s visitors.



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                                                                                                                                                                    Fl o r i d as B i rd i n g An d Ph oto Fest
                                                                                                                                                                       DAILY S CH E D U LE O F E V E N TS

                                                                                                                                                   schedule of events - Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                   event tyPe        event nAMe                                                   tiMe                Cost MeetinG LoCAtion


                                                                                                                                                   Field Workshop    The Raptor Project: Raptors in Flight, Downing, Murphy, Elowitz 6:30-8:30 a.m.   $199 Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beachside
     Where History begins                                                                                                                          Field Workshop    Shoot the Light In Field Program, Glatzer                       7-9 a.m.         $60 Alligator Farm
      in St. Augustine!                                                                                                                            Field Workshop    Professional Bird Photography Secrets, O’Toole                  7-10 a.m.        $75 Alligator Farm, Conference Room
     Don’t miss the Birthplace of our Nation at the Fountain of
     Youth Archaeological Park. On this site in 1565, Spanish
     explorer Pedro Menendez established the first successful
                                                                    Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum                                                Photography       Get Prints That Match the Image on Your Monitor, Brady 9-10:30 a.m.              $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     European colony in the United States. Drink from the
                                                                               Eighteenth century colonial St. Augustine comes to life             Photography       A Creative Approach to Digital Photography, Sandidge 11-12:30 p.m.               $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     Legendary Fountain. Visit the Native Timucua Indian Village.
     See the Stars in our Planetarium. Ready to explore?                       when you visit with the blacksmith, carpenter, leather worker,      Photography       Professional Nature Photography Techniques, O’Toole 1-2:30 p.m.                  $40    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
                          11 Magnolia Ave.                                     scribe, or soldier’s wife as they go about their daily activities
                            St. Augustine                                      in the area’s only living history museum. Open daily.
                            904-829-3168
                                                                                           www.historicstaugustine.com
                           1-800-356-8222
                         fountain@aug.com                                                 29 St. George St. • St. Augustine                        Register at w w w.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com
          www.FountainOfYouthFlorida.com                                                           904-825-6830


                                                                                     st. aUgUstine City gate pHoto by staCey satHer


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                                                                                                                                                        be conducted online via
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     event tyPe          event nAMe                                                   tiMe               Cost    MeetinG LoCAtion

     Birding             Birding Small Town Coastal FL                                6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.   $25,    Whitney Lab, Parking Area, lunch on own
     Birding             Scrub Jays of North Peninsula SP                             9-11 a.m.          $8      North Peninsula SP
     Birding             Segway Exploration of Ft George Island                       10 a.m.-noon       $90     Ribault Club, Ft George Visitors Center
     Birding             Tree Top Wagon Tour                                          2-3 p.m.           $10     Ravine Gardens SP
     Birding             Segway Exploration of Ft George Island                       2:30-3:30 p.m.     $65     Ribault Club, Ft George Visitors Center

     Digiscoping         Point and Shoot for Wildlife, Ingraham                       3-4:30 p.m.        $10     Whitney Lab, Classroom 3

     Field Workshop      A Sense of Place, Grey                                       6:15-9 a.m.        $60     Visitors Information Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                                                    Marineland
     Field Workshop      The Raptor Project: Perched Raptors, Downing, Murphy         6:30-8:30 a.m.     $149    Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beachside
     Field Workshop      Quality Time in the Field with Arthur Morris                 7-9:30 a.m.        $200    Alligator Farm
                                                                                                                                                            Experience the thrill of swimming with dolphins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Scenic Cruise
     Field Workshop
     Field Workshop
                         Learn Macro Photography Techniques, O’Toole
                         Field Photography Workshop & Seminar, Karlson & Elowitz
                                                                                      7-9:30 a.m.
                                                                                      7-11 a.m.
                                                                                                         $75
                                                                                                         $75
                                                                                                                 Washington Oaks Gardens SP
                                                                                                                 Alligator Farm, Conference Room
                                                                                                                                                            at Marineland’s Dolphin Conservation Center on
                                                                                                                                                            the pristine Atlantic coastline. Due to program
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Take a boat ride aboard Victory III departing
                                                                                                                                                                                                               daily from St. Augustine Municipal Marina
                                                                                                                                                                                                               for 1-hour-and-15 minute narrated tours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   San Sebastian Winery
                                                                                                                                                            popularity, reservations are recommended.                                                              The Winery o ers complimentary tours
                                                                                                                                                                                                               See numerous historic and natural sights
     Field Workshop      Quality Time in the Field with Arthur Morris                 4:30-7 p.m.        $200    Alligator Farm                             Open 8:30 - 4:30, 7 days per week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               along the waterfront and beautiful Matanzas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and wine tasting 7 days a week, tours start
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   every 15-20 minutes. An assortment of San
     Field Workshop      North Island Photo Safari, Karlson & Elowitz                 5:30-8:30 p.m.     $50     Anastasia State Park, Beach Parking Area                                                      Bay. Hosted by the Usina Family for four
                                                                                                                                                                                                               generations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sebastian wine, gourmet food items and wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   accessories are available in the gift shop.
     Field Workshop      The Raptor Project: Raptors in Flight, Downing, Murphy       6-8 p.m.           $199    Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beachside                                                                               Municipal Marina
     Field Workshop      Night Photography, Sandidge                                  8-10 p.m.          $60     Visitors Information Center                                                                                          St. Augustine                                             157 King St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      904 824 1806                                             St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                                             9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 800 542 8316                                            904 826 1594
     Photography         Manual Exposure, Studying Histograms, Gamez                  9-10:30 a.m.       $40     Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                      904-471-1111 • 1-888-546-2986
     Photography         Light Illuminates, Shadow Defines, Glatzer                   9-10:30 a.m.       $25     Whitney Lab, Auditorium                           www.sjtp.marineland.net                               www.Scenic-Cruise.com                        www.SansebastianWinery.com
     Photography         Photoshop for Nature Photographers, Munguia                  9-10:30 a.m.       $30     Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
     Photography         Basic Techniques for Outsmarting Birds, Murphy               10:30-noon         $50     Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
     Photography         Choosing & Using Lenses, Morris                              11-12:30 p.m.      $40     Whitney Lab, Auditorium
     Photography         Environmental Portraiture, Brady                             10-11:30 a.m.      $25     Whitney Lab, Classroom
     Photography         Professional Digital SLR Set Up, O’Toole                     10:30-noon         $40     Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     Photography         Digital Photography Boot Camp, Colucci                       noon-2 p.m.        $35     Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
     Photography         Nikon: Digital Workflow, Munguia                             12:30-2 p.m.       $30     Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     Photography         Digital Infrared Photography, Sandidge                       1-2:30 p.m.        $25     Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
     Photography         Getting Close to Free, Wild & Unrestrained Subjects,Morris   1:30-3 p.m.        $40     Whitney Lab, Auditorium
     Photography         Getting Started with Layers, Grey                            2:30-4 p.m.        $25     Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     Photography         Taking Advantage of Digital, Kemper                          3:30-5 p.m.        $25     Whitney Lab, Auditorium
     Photography         Digital Bird & Wildlife Photography 101, Downing             3:30-5 p.m.        $40     Whitney Lab, Classroom 2

     Other Photo Opps Reptile Rise and Shine!                                         8-9 a.m.           $20     Alligator Farm

     Kayaking            Anastasia Pedal Kayak Photography Tour, Ripple Effect Eco Tours 8-10 a.m.       $80     Lighthouse Park Boat Ramp                                                                      The Oldest House
     Kayaking            Marineland Sunset Kayak Tour, Ripple Effect Eco Tours 6-8:30 p.m.               $60     Whitney Lab, Kayak Launch                                                                      Museum Complex                                         St. Augustine
     Boating             Sunrise Birding Boat Excursion                               6:35-8:20 a.m.     $60     Municipal Marina                           Villa Zorayda Museum                              No trip to the Nation’s Oldest City is complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                              without a visit to the St. Augustine Historical      Lighthouse & Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Society. Enjoy picturesque settings, beautiful        The current lighthouse was completed in
     Boating             Island Explorer Boat Tour                                    10-11:45 a.m.      $60     Municipal Marina                            Explore a 19th century gilded age house
                                                                                                                                                             museum and its astounding art and antique
                                                                                                                                                                                                              walled gardens, brick walkways, arched stone          1874. Climb 219 stairs to the top of the tower
                                                                                                                                                                                                              loggias, stately oaks, coquina wells, grape arbors    and delight in breathtaking views of the area.
     Boating             Birds of the Estuary Boat Tour                               4-5:45 p.m.        $60     Municipal Marina                            collection. Replicates a portion of the
                                                                                                                                                             Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. Audio         and native plants.                                    Featuring exhibits on maritime archeology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and shipwrecks, the lives of keepers and their
     Boating             Sunset Birding & Nature Boat Excursion                       6:15-8 p.m.        $60     Municipal Marina                            guided tours in English, Spanish and French.                                                           families and the Coast Guard during WWII.
                                                                                                                                                                                      83 King St.                                                                                      81 Lighthouse Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                St. Augustine, FL 32084                                                                                   St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   14 St. Francis Street, St. Augustine
     Register at w w w.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com                                                                                                                               904-829-9887
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              904 824 2872
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          904 829 0745
                                                                                                                                                                     www.villazorayda.com                                   www.thesahs.org                              www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

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  Birding             Birding Washington Oaks Gardens                                    7:30-10:30 a.m.          $15    Washington Oaks Gardens SP
  Birding             Segway Exploration of Ft George Island                             10 a.m.-noon             $90    Ribault Club, Ft George Visitors Center
  Birding             Segway Exploration of Ft George Island                             2:30-3:30 p.m.           $65    Ribault Club, Ft George Visitors Center
  Birding             Tree Top Wagon Tour                                                2-3 p.m.                 $10    Ravine Gardens SP

  Digiscoping         Beyond in Focus & Well Exposed, Ingraham                           10:30 a.m.-noon          $10    Whitney Lab, Classroom 3

  Field Workshop      The Raptor Project: Perched Raptors, Downing, Murphy, Elowitz      6:30-8:30 a.m.           $149   Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beachside
  Field Workshop      Quality Time in the Field with Arthur Morris                       7-9:30 a.m.              $200   Alligator Farm
  Field Workshop      In the Field Photography, Munguia                                  7-9:30 a.m.              $60    Alligator Farm
  Field Workshop      Professional Bird Photography Secrets, O’Toole                     7-10 a.m.                $75    Alligator Farm, Conference Room
  Field Workshop      Field Photography at the Alligator Farm, Colucci & Southern        4-8 p.m.                 $75    Alligator Farm, Conference Room                                                                                                                       Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains
  Field Workshop      Quality Time in the Field with Arthur Morris                       4:30-7 p.m.              $200   Alligator Farm                             See the Legacy ...Flagler College                                                                          Since 1953 we have provided St. Augustine’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               visitors with the best introduction to the
  Field Workshop      North Island Photo Safari, Karlson & Elowitz                       5:30-8:30 p.m.           $50    Anastasia State Park, Beach Parking Area                                          Explore the grandeur of the former Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nation’s oldest city. Step off and re-board at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               any of the 22 convenient stops for attractions,
  Field Workshop      Night Photography, Sandidge                                        8-10 p.m.                $60    Visitors Information Center                                                       Ponce de Leon, built in 1887 by Henry Flagler and now home          historic sites, restaurants and shopping. It’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               entertaining, educational and fun!
                                                                                                                                                                                                           to Flagler College. Take a tour of this restored gem, listed as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           National Historical Landmark. Tours run daily, year round.                                170 San Marco Ave.
  Photography         Using Quick Mask, Gamez                                            9-10:30 a.m.             $40    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                                                                                                                                       St. Augustine
  Photography         Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera, Kemper                  9-10:30 a.m.             $25    Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                                                             legacy@flagler.edu                                                         904-829-6545
  Photography         HDR – Creating Dynamic Images, Sandidge                            9-10:30 a.m.             $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2                                                                       74 King Street • St. Augustine                                                 1-800 226-6545
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                904-819-6400                                            www.sightseeingtrains.com
  Photography         Composition & Image Design, Morris                                 11-12:30 p.m.            $40    Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                                                                  Reader Response 7
  Photography         Lightroom and Photoshop, Grey                                      11:30-1 p.m.             $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
  Photography         Adding Flash to Your Outdoor Photography, Downing                  Noon-1:30 p.m.           $40    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
  Photography         Bird Photography 101, Munguia                                      1-2:30 p.m.              $35    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
  Photography         Landscape Photography, O’Toole                                     1:15-2:45 p.m.           $40    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
  Photography         Understanding Exposure and Histograms, Morris                      1:30-3 p.m.              $40    Whitney Lab, Auditorium
  Photography         Advanced Techniques for Outsmarting Birds, Murphy                  2:30-4 p.m.              $50    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
  Photography         Photoshop Enhancements for Landscapes, Brady                       3-4:30 p.m.              $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
  Photography         Secrets of Photographing Shorebirds, Gamez                         3-4:30 p.m.              $40    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
  Photography         Flash Demystified, Glatzer                                         3:30-5 p.m.              $25    Whitney Lab, Auditorium

  Other Photo Opps Art Walk, Wings and Wine!                                             6-8 p.m.                 $20    Alligator Farm

  Kayaking            Marineland Pedal-Drive Photography Kayak Tour, Ripple Effect Eco Tours 7:30-10 a.m.         $80    Whitney Lab, Kayak Launch
  Kayaking            Low Tide Salt Marsh Kayak Adventure, St. Augustine Eco Tours 10-noon                        $50    Municipal Marina
  Kayaking            “Living in the Seasons Sunset Tour”, Ripple Effect Eco Tours 6-8:30 p.m.                    $65    Faver-Dykes SP, Boat Ramp

  Boating             Sunrise Birding Boat Excursion                                     6:35-8:20 a.m.           $60    Municipal Marina
  Boating             Island Explorer Boat Tour                                          10-11:45 a.m.            $60    Municipal Marina
  Boating
  Boating
                      Birds of the Estuary Boat Tour
                      Sunset Birding & Nature Boat Excursion
                                                                                         4-5:45 p.m.
                                                                                         6:15-8 p.m.
                                                                                                                  $60
                                                                                                                  $60
                                                                                                                         Municipal Marina
                                                                                                                         Municipal Marina
                                                                                                                                                                               See History Come Alive                                                                          Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Discover the “Original” Ripley’s Believe It or
                                                                                                                                                                    Lightner Museum will take your family on a trip back in time. Relics of America’s gilded age are           Not! Museum in St. Augustine. You’ll find over
                                                                                                                                                                    elegantly exhibited on the Museum’s three oors. Costumes, furnishings, cut glass, mechanical               800 exhibits of unique, unusual, strange and
  Walking             Natural Areas Along the Matanzas River                             9-3 p.m.                 $10    Whitney Lab, Parking Area                  musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 19th century daily life. You’ll enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               weird oddities and curiosities – many from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Robert Ripley’s private collection. Prepare to
  Walking             Washington Oaks Garden Walk                                        12:30-1:30 p.m.          $7     Washington Oaks Gardens SP                 the setting, the former Hotel Alcazar built in 1888. Open Daily 9-5 (Except Christmas)                     be amazed!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     19 San Marco Ave.
  Walking             Exploring Butterflies in the Gardens                               2-3 p.m.                 $7     Washington Oaks Gardens SP                                                                                                                                                    St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.LightnerMuseum.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           75 King St. • St. Augustine                                                 904-824-1606
  Register at w w w.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com                                                                                                                                                                              904 824 2874                                          www.staugustine-ripleys.com

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     event tyPe          event nAMe                                                      tiMe              Cost MeetinG LoCAtion

     Keynote Address A Bird Photographer’s Story, Morris                                 6-7 p.m.          $10    Whitney Lab, Auditorium

     Birding             Birding Vaill Point Park                                        7-10 a.m.         $20    Vaill Point Park
     Birding             Segway Exploration of Ft George Island                          10 a.m.-noon      $90    Ribault Club, Ft George Visitors Center
     Birding             Segway Exploration of Ft George Island                          2:30-3:30 p.m.    $65    Ribault Club, Ft George Visitors Center

     Digiscoping         Digiscoping w/ Experts in the Field, Ingraham                   noon-2:30 p.m.    $15    Whitney Lab, Parking Area

     Field Workshop      Sunrise Shoot at the SJC Pier, Gamez                            6:15-7:30 a.m.    $65    SJC Pier
     Field Workshop
     Field Workshop
                         The Raptor Project: Perched Raptors, Downing, Murphy, Elowitz
                         Quality Time in the Field with Arthur Morris
                                                                                         6:30-8:30 a.m.
                                                                                         7-9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                           $149
                                                                                                           $200
                                                                                                                  Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beachside
                                                                                                                  Alligator Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stay on Historic
     Field Workshop      Learn Macro Photography Techniques, O’Toole                     7-9:30 a.m.       $75    Washington Oaks Gardens SP                     Rekindle the Romance                                   St. George Street                                          Relaxing & Romantic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25 rooms and suites with old world charm and modern
     Field Workshop      Shoot the Light In Field Program w/ Class Session, Glatzer      7-10 a.m.         $75    Alligator Farm                                 What a setting, with replaced antique rooms
                                                                                                                                                                 and suites, whirlpool tubs and full breakfasts.    conveniences; tranquil courtyard setting; beautiful            The perfect Victorian setting in the Heart of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    water and garden views from balconied rooms, easy              Historic District. Heart warming full breakfast with
     Field Workshop      Macro Photography Seminar/Field Workshop, Colucci & Southern    4-7 p.m.          $75    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2; field component at   From our historic old city location you can walk
                                                                                                                                                                 to everything! Enjoy our swimming pool, rocking    walk to shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and the         freshly baked breads. Relax on the verandah with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   complimentary beverages and afternoon desserts.
                                                                                                                  nearby Washington Oaks Gardens State Park      chairs, private balconies, garden courtyard,       Oldest City’s historic sites; a perfect choice for families,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    business travelers or a romantic getaway.                      Walk to everything. Free on-site parking.
                                                                                                                                                                 evening socials and free parking.
     Field Workshop      Bird Photography Seminar & Field Workshop, Gamez 4-8 p.m.                         $75    Alligator Farm, Conference Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                70 Cuna St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St. Augustine, FL 32084
     Photography         Mastering Curves, Grey                                          9-10:30 a.m.      $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                            279 St. George St., St. Augustine                    4 St. George St., St. Augustine                                                     904-829-2467
     Photography         Macro Photography 101, Munguia                                  9-10:30 a.m.      $30    Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                     1 800 824 6062                              904-827-5740 • 1-888-827-5740                                                        800-908-9832
     Photography         Intro to Outdoor Photography, Brady                             9:30-11 a.m.      $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 3                                 www.StFrancisInn.com                                 www.StGeorge-Inn.com                                            www.carriageway.com
     Photography         Create & Compose Better Images, Flight & Action, Karlson        10-11:30 a.m.     $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
     Photography         Digital Image Clean-Up, Morris                                  11-12:30 p.m.     $40    Whitney Lab, Auditorium
     Photography         Digital Photography Boot Camp, Colucci & Southern               noon-2 p.m.       $35    Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
     Photography         What’s New in CS5, Kemper                                       11-12:30 p.m.     $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     Photography         Metering Techniques for Nature Photographers, Downing           12:30-2 p.m.      $40    Whitney Lab classroom 2
     Photography         Getting the Most Out of Your Raw File, Kemper                   1-2:30 p.m.       $25    Whitney Lab, Auditorium
     Photography         Bosque del Apache: The Ultimate Playground, Gamez               1-2:30 p.m.       $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     Photography         Bald Eagle Photographic Safari to Alaska, O’Toole               2:30-4 p.m.       $20    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
     Photography         Basic Techniques for Outsmarting Birds, Murphy                  3-4:30 p.m.       $50    Whitney Lab, Auditorium
     Photography         A Creative Approach to Digital Photography, Sandidge            3-4:30 p.m.       $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
     Photography         NIK Filters: Making Tour Best Images Even Better, Glatzer       3-4:30 p.m.       $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1
     Other Photo Opps Parrots Portraits and Pastries!                                    8-9 a.m.          $20    Alligator Farm
     Kayaking            Marineland Ecological Kayak Tour, Ripple Effect Eco Tours 8-10:30 a.m.            $60    Whitney Lab, Kayak Launch
     Kayaking            GTM-NERR Lake Guana 6-mile Kayak, Ripple Effect Eco Tours 9-11 a.m.               $65    GTM NERR 6-mile Landing Boat Ramp
     Kayaking            Marineland Sunset Kayak Tour, Ripple Effect Eco Tours 6-8:30 p.m.                 $60    Whitney Lab, Kayak Launch

     Boating             Sunrise Birding Boat Excursion                                  6:35-8:20 a.m.    $60    Municipal Marina
     Boating             Island Explorer Boat Tour                                       10-11:45 a.m.     $60    Municipal Marina
     Boating             Birds of the Estuary Boat Tour                                  4-5:45 p.m.       $60    Municipal Marina
     Boating             Sunset Birding & Nature Boat Excursion                          6:15-8 p.m.       $60    Municipal Marina

     Walking             Washington Oaks Garden Walk                                     12:30-1:30 p.m.   $7     Washington Oaks Gardens SP
     Walking             Exploring Butterflies in the Gardens                            2-3 p.m.          $7     Washington Oaks Gardens SP


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  Birding          Segway Exploration of Ft George Island                                   10 a.m.-noon $90        Ribault Club, Ft George Visitors Center
  Birding          Segway Exploration of Ft George Island                                   2:30-3:30 p.m. $65      Ribault Club, Ft George Visitors Center

  Presentations    The Seven Fold Path to Better Birding, Ingraham                          11:30-1 p.m.     Free   Whitney Lab, Classroom 3

  Field Workshop   Morning Light in Downtown St. Augustine, Colucci & Southern              6:15-9 a.m.      $60    Visitors Information Center
  Field Workshop   The Raptor Project: Raptors in Flight, Downing, Murphy, Elowitz          6:30-8:30 a.m.   $199   Washington Oaks Gardens SP, Beachside

                                                                                                                                                               Sawgrass Marriott
  Field Workshop   Quality Time in the Field with Arthur Morris                             7-9:30 a.m.      $200   Alligator Farm
  Field Workshop   Professional Bird Photography Secrets, O’Toole                           7-10 a.m.        $75    Alligator Farm, Conference Room
  Field Workshop
  Field Workshop
                   Macro Field Workshop, Munguia
                   Flight and Action Photography, Downing
                                                                                            7-10 a.m.
                                                                                            4-8 p.m.
                                                                                                             $60
                                                                                                             $75
                                                                                                                    Washington Oaks Gardens SP
                                                                                                                    Alligator Farm
                                                                                                                                                               Golf Resort & Spa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hampton Inn
                                                                                                                                                              TPC Sawgrass golf, the award winning Spa at
  Field Workshop   Quality Time in the Field with Arthur Morris                             4:30-7 p.m.      $200   Alligator Farm                            Sawgrass, and our oceanfront Cabana Beach
                                                                                                                                                              Club, make Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
                                                                                                                                                              ideal for your next vacation. Come experience a               St. Augustine Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HiltonAugustine Beach Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Garden
                                                                                                                                                              perfect blend of sun, sand and golf!                  Discover your own “Island” get-away... at the
  Photography      HDR – Creating Dynamic Images, Sandidge                                  9-10:30 a.m.     $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                                                        Oceanfront Hampton Inn with spacious rooms and            After sight-seeing, shopping, or just strolling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suites. Featuring meeting facilities, fitness center,     the beach, enjoy our pool; or kick back in a
  Photography      Critiquing the Elements of a Good Bird Photograph, Murphy                9-10:30 a.m.     $50    Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                       1000 PGA TOUR Blvd.,              beach playground, HSIA, and complimentary                 comfortable guest room with microwave,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    deluxe continental breakfast with hot items.              coffee maker and refrigerator. Everything.
  Photography      Better Outdoor Photography Tools, Tips & Tricks, Brady                   9:30-11 a.m.     $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 3                                      Ponte Vedra Beach, FL                                                                       Right where you need it.®
  Photography      Color to Black & White, Grey                                             11-12:30 p.m.    $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 1                                         904-285-7777                                             430 A1A Beach Blvd.                                  401 A1A Beach Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                                    1-800-457-GOLF                                           St. Augustine, FL 32080
  Photography      How to Successfully Photograph Birds in Flight, Gamez                    11-12:30 p.m.    $40    Whitney Lab, Auditorium                                                                                                       904-471-4000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  St. Augustine, FL 32080
                                                                                                                                                                                         (4653)                                                                                                        904-471-5559
  Photography      Photographing Waterbirds in Open Spaces, Karlson                         12:30-2 p.m.     $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
                                                                                                                                                                     www.sawgrassmarriott.com                           www.elitehospitality.com/hampton                           www.staugustine.gardeninn.com
  Photography      Professional Digital SLR Set Up, O’Toole                                 1-2:30 p.m.      $40    Whitney Lab, Classroom 2
  Photography      Introduction to Wildlife Filmmaking, Munguia                             1-2:30 p.m.      $35    Whitney Lab, Auditorium
  Photography      Get Prints That Match the Image on Your Monitor, Brady                   2-3:30 p.m.      $25    Whitney Lab, Classroom 3
  Presentation     Life of Birds, Munguia                                                   11-12:30 p.m.    $5     Whitney Lab, Classroom 2

  Kayaking         Marineland Pedal-Drive Photography Kayak Tour, Ripple Effect Eco Tours   7:30-10 a.m.     $80    Whitney Lab, Kayak Launch
  Kayaking         Bird Island Circumnavigation via Kayak, St. Augustine Eco Tours          8-10:30 a.m.     $50    Municipal Marina
  Kayaking         Moses Creek Kayak Tour, Ripple Effect Eco Tours                          8:30-11 a.m.     $60    Genung’s Fish Camp
  Kayaking         West Pellicer Creek from the FL Ag Museum, Ripple Effect Eco Tours       2:30-4 p.m.      $65    FL Ag Museum
  Kayaking         Guana River Sunset Kayak Tour, Ripple Effect Eco Tours                   6:30-8:30 p.m.   $60    GTM Research Reserve, Guana Dam

  Boating          Sunrise Birding Boat Excursion                                           6:35-8:20 a.m.   $60    Municipal Marina
  Boating          Island Explorer Boat Tour                                                10-11:45 a.m.    $60    Municipal Marina
  Boating          Birds of the Estuary Boat Tour                                           4-5:45 p.m.      $60    Municipal Marina
  Boating          Sunset Birding & Nature Boat Excursion                                   6:15-8 p.m.      $60    Municipal Marina

  Walking          Washington Oaks Garden Walk                                              12:30-1:30 p.m. $7      Washington Oaks Gardens SP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Summerhouse Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Racquet Club
  ALL ticket registration will be conducted online via www.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com.                                                                                         Stay at the Beach                                                                       Located directly on the beach, Summerhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            o ers six tennis courts, four racquetball courts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            four heated pools, business center and new
                                                                                                                                                              The true de nition of family vacation begins at the Holiday Isle Oceanfront.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tness center. Come enjoy our lush tropical setting
                    Simply click on the “Buy Tickets” link to begin ordering your tickets.                                                                    Enjoy the best of two worlds; the beach and be just minutes away from Historic St.                            adjacent to the Matanzas Inlet.
                                                                                                                                                              Augustine. Our hotel features direct beach access, Crabbies Poolside Tiki Bar (seasonal),
                                                                                                                                                              comfortable ocean front rooms with all the amenities. Also we are Pet friendly.
       You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of completing your registration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 www.HolidayIsleOceanfront.com                                       8550 A1A S., St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                860 A1A Beach Blvd. • St. Augustine                               904-471-1503 • 1-800-334-2160
  Register at w w w.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com                                                                                                                                                                      1 800 626 7263                                            www.SummerhouseCondo.com

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     Birding Small Town Coastal Florida                                 The Florida Scrub-Jay is truly a remarkable animal. This                Tree Top Wagon Tour
     Cost: $25, lunch on your own thursday 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.             bold, inquisitive bird is only found in the Sunshine State.             Cost: $10 thursday & friday 2-3 p.m.
     Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Parking Area                        Unfortunately, the jays’ habitat is quickly disappearing, leaving
     Difficulty Level: undemanding
                                                                                                                                                Meeting Location: Ravine Gardens State Park
                                                                        the bird vulnerable to extinction. North Peninsula State Park not
                                                                                                                                                Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 24/2
     Max/Min no of People: 12/7                                         only contains more than two miles of pristine beaches, it also has
                                                                                                                                                Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, drive south on Ponce
     Transportation is provided for this event.                         300 acres of scrub - the habitat vital to the survival of the Florida
                                                                                                                                                de Leon Boulevard (U.S. Hwy 1) for .5 miles. Make a left on State
     Hop on the bus for this unique birding trip through small          Scrub-Jay. In fact it is the northern most coastal area where
                                                                                                                                                Road 207and follow for 24.5 miles. Make a right turn on U.S. 17
     town, Northeast Florida. You’ll arrive at Washington Oaks          these birds are found. On your tour, the importance of scrub
                                                                                                                                                and follow to N. 3rd Street. Make a left on N. 3rd Street – N. 3rd
     Gardens State Park in the Hammock Community just in time to        to other rare plants and animals will be emphasized. If time
                                                                                                                                                Street turns into River Street. Make left onto S 15th Street, then a
     view the sunrise over the beach. Washington Oaks Gardens,          allows and the group is interested there is a newly restored marsh
                                                                                                                                                right on Twigg Street.
     with its maritime hammock, is a well known hot spot for            project which offers a good opportunity for viewing wading birds
                                                                                                                                                   Relax as a park ranger guides you on an open aired wagon
     warblers. American Redstart, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-       such as herons, egrets, ibis, and perhaps roseate spoonbills.
                                                                                                                                                ride around the 1.8 mile loop of woodsy terrain along the edge
     Throated Blue Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Cape May Warbler,
                                                                                                                                                of the steephead ravines. Sit back and enjoy a ride back through
     Blackpoll Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler and Northern                Segway Exploration of Beautiful Fort George Island                      history, back to a time when young men of the CCC took on
     Waterthrush have all been spotted throughout the month of          Cost: $90 for morning tour, $65 for afternoon tour
                                                                                                                                                the back breaking task of building the beautiful gardens of the
     April. Orchard Orioles, Summer Tanagers, Indigo Buntings,          thursday–sunday 10 a.m.-noon & 2:30-3:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                ravine. You’ll go back even further to a time when the ravine was
     Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Swallow-tailed kites and nesting Great       Meeting Location: Ribault Club, Fort George Island
                                                                                                                                                forming. Be amazed at how large the native trees grow deep
     Horned and Barred Owls are also avian possibilities within         Visitors Center, 11241 Edgewood Drive, Jacksonville
                                                                                                                                                within the confines of this geological marvel. Feel as if you are
     the garden. After Washington Oaks, we’ll drive south for 20        Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 10/2
                                                                                                                                                riding through their canopy as you tour the ravines edge. Learn
     minutes and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean; our       Note: There is a maximum weight restriction of 260 lbs.
                                                                                                                                                to ID some of the native and exotic plants that grow here. Listen
     next stop is North Peninsula State park located in Ormond-by-      Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head north on US
                                                                                                                                                carefully for the sounds of water seeping from the sides of the
     the-Sea. This beautiful park not only contains over two miles      Highway 1 to 9A. Take 9A to Heckscher Drive. Merge onto
                                                                                                                                                ravine mixed with beautiful songs sang by birds hiding in the
     of pristine beaches, it also has 300 acres of scrub, the habitat   Heckscher Drive and make a slight left onto Fort George Road.
                                                                                                                                                branches above your head. Bring your camera and binoculars for
     vital to the survival of the Florida Scrub-Jay. The Florida        Drive time from St. Augustine is approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes.
                                                                                                                                                observing the flora and fauna.
     Scrub-Jay is truly a remarkable animal. This bold, inquisitive     Explore Fort George Island on a Segway! After we show you how
     bird is found only in the Sunshine State. This will be a rare      easy it is to operate this eco-friendly transporter, we’ll go “off-
     opportunity to get a look at one of Florida’s true treasures.      road” on state park trails, winding our way through a pristine,         Birding Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
     Next, we’ll spend a little time birding the beachside of the       maritime forest, past the many “digs” of gopher tortoises and           Cost: $15 friday 7:30-10:30 a.m. trip Leader: Joe Woodbury
     park in search of interesting gulls, terns and shorebirds. At      armadillos, out to magnificent water overlooks. Experience              Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park -
     noon we’ll stop at the charming seaside community of Flagler       the fascinating diversity of the Island’s natural habitat. The          Meet at the Visitors Center
     Beach for lunch. While there you can sit, relax, and discuss the   forest’s canopy “sings” with the songs of Red-Eyed Vireos, Parula       Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 25/15
     morning’s rewarding events!                                        Warblers, Yellow-Throated Warblers, and the exquisitely colorful        Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head east over the
                                                                        Painted Bunting that arrives here in mid-April. Wood storks,            Bridge of Lions heading south on Anastasia Blvd. Washington
     Scrub Jays of North Peninsula State Park                           Ospreys, Egrets, Ibises, and Bald Eagles are often seen along the       Oaks Gardens State Park is located at 6400 Oceanshore Blvd.,
     Cost: $8 thursday 9-11 a.m.                                        salt marshes and waterways that surround the Island.                    approximately 19 miles south.
     Meeting Location: North Peninsula State Park                       Note: There is morning trip and a shorter, afternoon trip each day.         Located on the barrier island just south of Marineland,
     Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 15/5           The 2-hour, morning trip takes the entire trail loop and a midway       Washington Oaks Gardens is a true picturesque treat with
     Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head east over the        break at Kingsley Plantation, overlooking the Timucuan Preserve.        panoramic views of the ocean and estuary. The middle of the
     Bridge of Lions heading south on Anastasia Blvd. Follow A1A        The 1-hour afternoon trip takes part of the trail, and a midway         island, with its maritime hammock, is a well-known hot spot
     South to High Bridge Road (one mile south of the Volusia and       break at Point Isabel.                                                  for warblers. American Redstart, Yellow-throated Warbler,
     Flagler County line) Call 386.517.2086 for directions.                                                                                     Black-throated Blue Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Cape May Warbler,
                                                                                                                                                Blackpoll Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, and Northern
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                                                                                                                                                month of April. Orchard Orioles, Summer Tanagers, Yellow-billed
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                                                                                                                                                Cuckoo, Cedar Waxwing, Ruby-throated Humming Bird, Swallow-
                                                                                                                                                tailed Kites, and nesting Red-shouldered Hawks are also avian
                                                                                                                                                possibilities within the garden.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        note: Be sure to bring water and insect repellent.
                                                                                                                                                Birding Vaill Point Park                                                Vaill Point Park is considered one of the ‘jewels’ of St.
                                                                                                                                                Cost: $20 saturday 7-10 a.m.                                            Johns County as it offers accessible trails for many different
                                                                                                                                                Meeting Location: Meeting Location:                                     activities. Considered a ‘passive park’, it allows excellent
                                                                                                                                                Vaill Point Park, Parking Area                                          opportunities for bird watching. Join us as we walk through
                                                                                                                                                trip Leader: stephen ingraham, Zeiss optics                             the park listening and watching for the migratory species that
                                                                                                                                                Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 15/5                this park is known for during the Spring and Fall. Considered a
                                                                                                                                                Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, drive south on Ponce           ‘migrant trap’ we will search for the colorful spring songbirds.
                                                                                                                                                de Leon Boulevard (U.S. Hwy 1) for 5 miles. Make a left on Vaill        We will also have an opportunity to search for resident barred
                                                                                                                                                Point Road (just after you cross the small bridge). Come to the         owls and woodpeckers. There is an eagle nest on the property
                                                                                                                                                stop sign; make a left into Vaill Point Park. Drive time is estimated   and we will search to see if it is active. Two overviews provide
                                                                                                                                                at 15 minutes.                                                          looks at the marsh wading birds (egrets and herons).



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                                                                                                                                           Anastasia Pedal Drive Photography Kayak Tour                          Marineland Pedal-Drive Photography Kayak Tour
                                                                                                                                           Cost: $80 thursday 8-10 a.m.                                          Cost: $80 friday & sunday 7:30-10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                           Meeting Location: Lighthouse Park Boat Ramp                           Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Kayak Launch located
                                                                                                                                           Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 4/2              behind the Center for Marine Studies
                                                                                                                                           Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head east over the           Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 4/2
                                                                                                                                           Bridge of Lions for 1 miles, make a left on Red Cox Drive just past   this event leaves from the festival headquarters.
                                                                                                                                           the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Lighthouse Park Boat Ramp is        Leave from the festival headquarters at the Whitney Lab on a
                                                                                                                                           located on the right.                                                 Hobie Mirage pedal driven kayak designed with hands-free pho-
                                                                                                                                                Pedal the Anastasia Lagoon in state of the art Hobie Mirage      tography in mind. Drip-free and incredibly quiet, this is the per-
                                                                                                                                           pedal-drive kayaks. These are the perfect vehicles for nature         fect nature photography outing. For more information on this
                                                                                                                                           photography. No paddle noise and a totally drip-free kayak to         location check out the description for the Marineland Ecological
                                                                                                                                           protect camera equipment. The Anastasia Lagoon is located             Kayak Tour. This tour is provided by Ripple Effect Eco Tours.
                                                                                                                                           adjacent to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm which houses one of
                                                                                                                                           the largest wading bird rookeries in Northeast Florida. This tour     Low Tide Salt Marsh Kayak Adventure
                                                                                                                                           is a birding photographers dream while kayaking hands-free at         Cost: $50 friday 10-noon
                                                                                                                                           low-tide during the spring migration. Small groups ensure a qual-     Meeting Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111
                                                                                                                                           ity experience. This tour is provided by Ripple Effect Eco Tours.     Avenida Menendez – Meet at the pier closest to Santa Maria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Restaurant, Slip # 60
                                                                                                                                           Marineland Sunset Kayak Tour                                          Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 10/2
                                                                                                                                           Cost: $60 thursday & saturday           6-8:30 p.m.                   Directions: The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is located on
                                                                                                                                           Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Kayak Launch located                   the west side of the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                           behind the Center for Marine Studies                                  (south of the Bridge). Parking can be difficult. It is recommended
                                                                                                                                           Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 12/4             that you allow 15 minutes for parking and walking.
                                                                                                                                           this event leaves from the festival headquarters.                         Experience the bay front and salt marshes of St. Augustine at
                                                                                                                                           Leave from the festival headquarters on a 2 1/2 hour guided           eye level on a safe, stable, and comfortable double kayak. Each
                                                                                                                                           exploration of one of the most productive ecosystems on the           boat requires two paddlers so bring a friend. Trips begin with
                                                                                                                                           planet as the sun sets over the Lagoon behind Jordon Island in        a paddling clinic on land to introduce basic paddle strokes and
                                                                                                                                           the Pellicer Flats. Our glowing “firefly” kayaks light the way and    safety protocol. Paddlers will travel beneath the Bridge of Lions
                                                                                                                                           add to this relaxing and comprehensive trip through one of the        and into the bay front, gliding past the Castillo De San Marcos
                                                                                                                                           prettiest landscapes in coastal Florida only accessible by kayak!     and into the salt marshes of Hospital Creek. The tall cordgrass
                                                                                                                                           This tour is provided by Ripple Effect Eco Tours.                     and black mangroves of the mission grounds envelop the group

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      Natural Areas Along the Matanzas River                                 Washington Oaks Garden Walk
      Cost: $10, lunch on own                                                Cost: $7 friday–sunday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
      friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.                                                   Meeting Location: Washington Oaks Visitors Center
      Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Parking Area                            Max/Min no of People: 25/5
      Max/Min no of People: 15/10 Difficulty Level: intermediate             Difficulty Level: undemanding
      transportation is provided for this event.                             Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head east
      Stretching along the Matanzas River in South St. Augustine, Three      over the Bridge of Lions heading south on Anastasia Blvd.
      public natural areas - Moses Creek Conservation Area, Matanzas         Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is located at 6400
      State Forest, and Faver-Dykes State Park, total over 12,000            Oceanshore Blvd., approximately 19 miles south.
      contiguous acres and stretch along the Matanzas River for over 9          Stroll along the secluded pathways at Washington Oaks
      miles. Your leaders will take you to several special out-of-the-way    Gardens and view the luxuriant flora growing all around. A
      places, and fill you in on little known secrets of these protected     new discovery greets you around each corner: majestic live
      lands. You will have opportunities to shoot in a variety of habitats   oak trees, colorful Koi reflection ponds, freshly blooming
      including salt marsh and tidal creeks, maritime hammock, basin         roses, and pristine river views. The unique blend of native
      swamp and more. We will concentrate our observation on shore           habitat surrounding ornamental plantings makes this 40-
      birds, wildflowers, and scenic salt marsh vistas. We will stop at a    acre garden a must see! A brief history of the garden will
      Subway Sandwich Shop in route to one of our locations to pick up       also be shared.
      lunch and picnic at nearby Faver-Dykes State Park.


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     as countless species of birds’ fish in the shallows. A professional    Marineland Ecological Kayak Tour
     guide and interpretive naturalist will provide identification of the   Cost: $60 saturday 8-10:30 a.m.
     elements of the estuary and identification and interpretation of       Meeting Location: Whitney Lab, Kayak Launch
     a variety of bird life including; wood storks, ospreys, oystercatch-   located behind the Center for Marine Studies
     ers, egrets, herons, and gulls. This trip is perfect for beginners     Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 12/4
     and also offers an exciting atmosphere for experienced paddlers.       this event leaves from the festival headquarters.
     This tour is provided by St. Augustine Eco Tours.                      Ripple Effect Ecotours invites you to join our Master Naturalist guides as
                                                                            they partner with Florida’s Whitney Lab and The Dolphin Conservation
     “Living in the Seasons Sunset Tour”                                    Center to paddle through one of the most productive ecosystems on
     at Faver-Dykes State Park                                              the planet! Pellicer Creek, Faver-Dykes State Park and The Princess Place
     Cost: $65 friday 6-8:30 p.m.                                           Preserve offer a 35,000 acre portal into the “Real” Florida wilderness and
     Meeting Location: Faver-Dykes State Park,                              of the the best kept coastal estuaries in all of Florida! Dolphins, manatee
     1000 Faver-Dykes Rd – Meet at the Boat Ramp                            and plentiful coastal birds are seen routinely on these trips! Beautiful
     Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 12/4              panoramas, gorgeous maritime forests, and inspiring wildlife make this
     Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head south on U.S. Hwy        “tour” so much more... it’s an experience!
     1 for 16 miles. Make a left on Faver-Dykes Road and travel for 1.7          Can’t get enough of the dolphins? The Marineland trip cost also
     miles to the park entrance. Follow signs to the Boat Ramp.             includes a pass to The Dolphin Conservation Center at Marineland
          Sky watchers of the ancient past created a vision of their        to see Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins act as ambassadors for their wild
     universe, inventing a mythology to explain the natural world           cousins. Learn about their environment, conservation efforts and
     around them. Even today we are linked to the rhythms of the            get a chance to see them in the wild with us and then up close and
     sky. The Earth rotates on its axis giving us day and night, and        personal at Marineland! This truly is the best of both worlds! This
     our bodies follow that cycle in sleeping and waking. The body          tour is provided by Ripple Effect Eco Tours.
     of the Moon moves round the sky, passing through cycles from
     full to crescent, and we divide our months into roughly one            GTM-NERR Lake Guana 6-Mile Landing Kayak Tour
     lunar cycle. Join us on this unique tour and help us celebrate         Cost: $65 saturday 9-11 a.m.
     the yearly round of the Sun, Moon and Planets. Learn how to            Meeting Location: GTM NERR 6-Mile Landing Boat Ramp – 14
     connect your life to the rhythms of nature while watching a            miles North of the Vilano Beach Bridge on A1A North
     golden sunset on Pellicer Creek, one of the area’s true hidden         Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 12/4
     gems. This tour is provided by Ripple Effect Eco Tours.                Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head north on San Marco              pHotos by lewis Kemper
                                                                            Avenue. Make a left on May Street/A1A North. After crossing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    access to the western sections of Pellicer Creek which includes
                                                                            Vilano Beach Bridge, make a left at the traffic light. The GTM NERR            Moses Creek Kayak Tour
                                                                            6-mile Landing Boat Ramp is located approximately 14 miles north.                                                                                       the south fork, Hewlitt Branch, and the north fork, Schoolhouse
                                                                                                                                                           Cost: $60 sunday 8:30-11 a.m.
                                                                                Paddle the Lake Guana Lagoon from the northern access of the                                                                                        Creek. Start with a tractor-pulled wagon ride to the remote ac-
                                                                                                                                                           Meeting Location: Genung’s Fish Camp, 299 Cubbedge
                                                                            6-Mile Landing Boat Ramp. This freshwater birding paradise is perfectly                                                                                 cess point way up in the Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve. Enjoy
                                                                                                                                                           Road (formerly Coastal Outdoor Center)                                   both history and ecology on this comprehensive tour of one of
                                                                            situated on the East Coast Flyway just behind the majestic white quartz
                                                                                                                                                           Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 12/4                the best preserved floodplains in all of Florida. A professional
                                                                            sand dunes in Ponte Vedra Beach. Black-Necked Stilts, Bald Eagle,
                                                                                                                                                           Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head east over the              kayak guide/coastal and freshwater master naturalist from Ripple
                                                                            Osprey, Herons, Roseate Spoonbills, and many other birds enjoy this
                                                                                                                                                           Bridge of Lions and follow A1A to Cubbedge Road – approximately          Effect Ecotours will interpret the beauty that abounds!
                                                                            peaceful, protected lagoon just as we do. This tour will be guided by
                                                                                                                                                           9.5 miles. Genung’s Fish Camp is all the way down on the left.           A dense canopy offers shade from the sun and protection from
                                                                            Danny Lippi, a bird and reptile expert from Ripple Effect Ecotours.
                                                                                                                                                                Leave from Genung’s Fish Camp (formerly the Coastal                 the coastal breezes making for a relaxing and beautiful paddle
                                                                                                                                                           Outdoor Center) with the guides from Ripple Effect Ecotours that         through this classic old floodplain forest. Cypress and Tupelo
                                                                            Bird Island Circumnavigation via Kayak                                         have been paddling Moses Creek for 10 years. An intricate entry          tower over this pristine and ancient meandering stream. This
                                                                            Cost: $50 sunday 8-10:30 a.m.                                                  into this remote tidal creek provides for a serene birding explora-      tour is provided by Ripple Effect Eco Tours.
                                                                            Meeting Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111                          tion through one of the most well-preserved coastal wilderness
                                                                            Avenida Menendez – Meet at the pier closest to Santa Maria                     areas in Northeast Florida. A mid-trip stopover gives us time to
                                                                            Restaurant, Slip # 60                                                          reflect and explore in this extensive maritime forest only acces-        Guana River Sunset Kayak Tour
                                                                                                                                                           sible with a 10 mile hike, or just a leisurely paddle with our experi-   Cost: $60 sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                            Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 10/2
                                                                            Directions: The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is located on the west          enced guides! This tour is provided by Ripple Effect Eco Tours.          Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, 505 Guana
                                                                            side of the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine (south of the                                                                                     River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach – Meet at Guana Dam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 12/4
                                                                            Bridge). Parking can be difficult. It is recommended that you allow 15         West Pellicer Creek from the Florida
                                                                            minutes for parking and walking.                                                                                                                        Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head north on San
                                                                                                                                                           Agricultural Museum                                                      Marco Avenue. Make a left on May Street/A1A North. After
                                                                                 Paddlers love this Bird Island Kayak Tour that explores the coastline
                                                                                                                                                           Cost: $65 sunday 2:30-4 p.m.                                             crossing the Vilano Beach Bridge, make a left at the traffic light.
                                                                            of a small hammock (island). While circumnavigating bird island, guests’
                                                                                                                                                           Meeting Location: Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900                      The GTM Research Reserve is located at 505 Guana River Road,
                                                                            favorite sightings from last year include: Black Skimmers, Snowy and
                                                                            Black-Bellied Plovers, White Ibis, and White Pelicans. The west side of        Old Kings Rd. – Meet at the barn for a tractor ride                      approximately 8 miles north.
                                                                            the hammock offers a natural shelter for Florida Manatee and Green Sea         down to the creek                                                            Come and experience the Ripple Effect - a natural exploration
                                                                            Turtles. Trips begin with an on-land paddling clinic to introduce basic        Difficulty Level: intermediate Max/Min no of People: 12/4                of the pristine waters of the Guana River. Dolphins, bald eagles,
                                                                            paddle strokes and safety protocol. Each kayak requires two paddlers so        Directions: From downtown St. Augustine, head south on U.S.              and many other estuary dependent species salute the sunset
                                                                            bring a friend. A kayak guide and naturalist will identify encountered         Hwy 1 for 18.3 miles. Turn left on Old Kings Road, entrance to           over the Guana River on this two-hour exploration of the GTM
                                                                            species and explain the life cycles of the estuarine environment. This         museum is about 1 mile down on the left.                                 Research Reserve. Our glowing “firefly” kayaks light the way!
                                                                            tour is provided by St. Augustine Eco Tours.                                       The Florida Agricultural Museum provides unique kayak                This tour is provided by Ripple Effect Eco Tours.


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                                                                                                                                                            Sunrise Birding Boat Excursion                                           Birds of the Estuary Boat Tour
                                                                                                                                                            Cost: $60 thursday–sunday 6:35–8:20 a.m.                                 Cost: $60 thursday–sunday 4-5:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                            Meeting Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111                    Meeting Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111
                                                                                                                                                            Avenida Menendez – Meet at the pier closest to Santa                     Avenida Menendez – Meet at the pier closest to Santa
                                                                                                                                                            Maria Restaurant, Slip # 58                                              Maria Restaurant, Slip # 58
                                                                                                                                                            Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 5/2                  Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 5/2
                                                                                                                                                            Directions: The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is located on the         Directions: The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is located on
        Down Florida’s Historic Coast they strolled,                  DISCOV                                                                                west side of the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine (south
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         with eyes upon the shore. Searching for birds and                                                                                                  of the Bridge). Parking can be difficult. It is recommended that         (south of the Bridge). Parking can be difficult. It is recommended
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                                                                                                                                                            take guests off the Northern tip of Anastasia State Park to observe      rivers of the estuary. This trip will travel south to observe an
     They paddled in kayaks through nature’s way, through                                                                                                   bird behavior and capture the sunrise over the ocean. Wood Storks,       active Bald Eagle’s nest with possible Eaglets so bring your big
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                                                                                                                                                            birding & nature trip will explore the salt marshes and rivers home      includes the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin and possible Manatees.
                                                                                                                                                            to a variety of flora and fauna. Your boat Captain and Interpretive      Guests observed Bald Eagles, Immature Little Blue Herons, Ruddy
           With cameras trained on eyes and wings, they                                                                                                     Naturalist will introduce you to additional premiere photography         Turnstones, Wood Storks and many others during previous year’s
                                                                                                                                                            locations and explain the various elements of the ecosystems.            event. The vessel provides a safe, comfortable, and dry viewing
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunset Birding & Nature Boat Excursion
          So off to the beach to see right whales,                                                                                                                                                                                   Cost: $60 thursday–sunday 6:15–8 p.m.
      as they swam and frolicked and sprayed. Then they                                                                                                     Island Explorer Boat Tour                                                Meeting Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111
                                                                                                                                                            Cost: $60 thursday–sunday 10-11:45 a.m.                                  Avenida Menendez – Meet at the pier closest to Santa
          searched for shells and sand dollars, where                                                                                                       Meeting Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111                    Maria Restaurant, Slip # 58
                the seagulls and sandpipers played.                                                                                                         Avenida Menendez – Meet at the pier closest to Santa                     Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 5/2
                                                                                                                                                            Maria Restaurant, Slip # 58                                              Directions: The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is located on
       From turtles to kayaks to birds and whales,                                                                                                          Difficulty Level: undemanding Max/Min no of People: 5/2                  the west side of the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                                            Directions: The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is located on the         (south of the Bridge). Parking can be difficult. It is recommended
             there was so much to discover. But it was                                                                                                      west side of the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine (south        that you allow 15 minutes for parking and walking.
          in this natural, green and wonderful place,                                                                                                       of the Bridge). Parking can be difficult. It is recommended that         There is something very special about sunsets in the estuary.
             where they really found each other.                                                                                                            you allow 15 minutes for parking and walking.                            Humans and wildlife both seem to be at ease. Feeding is
                                                                                                                                                                 This interactive experience will explore rivers and creeks          complete at this time for most birds and we find groups of
                                                                                                                                                            surrounding St. Augustine with a landing on a small island or sandbar.   Egrets, Herons, and Pelicans congregating on the shell banks.
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                                                                                                                                                            Guests can hop off the boat into ankle deep water to examine             This one hour and forty-five minute birding & nature excursion
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     FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 800.653.2489.                                          F                  EAT OUT                                    Gulls, Shorebirds, Oystercatchers, and Ospreys are common bird           socializing along the riverbanks. Favorites for previous years
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                                                                                                                                                            sighting during this experience. Get your feet wet and keep your         include White Pelicans, Loons, and Red-Breasted Mergansers.
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                                                                                                                                                            eyes peeled for birdlife and Bottlenose Dolphins on this dynamic         North of the Guana River we will stop beneath an Osprey nest to
                                                                                                                                                            professionally guided adventure. The research vessel provides a safe,    look for new additions to the family. The vessel provides a safe,
                                                                                                                                                            comfortable, and dry viewing & photography platform.                     comfortable, and dry viewing & photography platform.


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                                                                                                      new this year!
                                                                                                      The Birding & Photo Fest contest has flown to
                                                                                                      a new height! Enter up to five (5) images in the
                                                                                                      original Birding & Photo Fest contest. This year,
                                                                                                      you may choose ONE (1) of your submitted images
                                                                                                      to be considered in the St. Augustine Art
                                                                                                      Associations juried photo contest for a
                                                                                                      separate entry fee. Images selected in the juried
                                                                                                      process will be on display in the St. Augustine Art
                                                                                                      Association’s (SAAA) gallery for all to see from April 27
                                                                                                      through May 29.

                                                                                                      Best of Show prize for the St. Augustine Art
                                                                                                      Associations photo contest is $1,000.
                                                                                                      For more information, please visit
                                                                                                      FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com.




                                                                                                     2011 birding and photo Fest
                                                                                                           photo Contest
          pHoto by geoFF Coe, 2nd plaCe winner   pHoto by loU Kellenberger, people’s CHoiCe winner




                                                                                                                  First Place | $750
     WINNERS:                                                                                                     Second Place | $500
         2010                                                                                                     Third Place | $400
                                                                                                                                                                               pHoto by adams serra, 1st plaCe winner oF tHe 2010 pHoto Contest

      birding                                                                                                     People’s Choice | $300
                                                                                                                                                                                5. All images will be judged on technical aspects such as exposure,

         and                                                                                                    DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES
                                                                                                                                                                                composition, cropping, color, etc., as well as content and influence.

                                                                                                                                                                                6. Photographs will be displayed at the Florida’s Birding & Photo
                                                                                                               TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
       pHoto                                                                                                                                                                    Fest from April 28-May 1, 2011 via a continuous digital slideshow
                                                                                                                                                                                format. Winners will be announced at the social on Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                afternoon.
         Fest                                                                                        2011 birding and photo Fest photo Contest rules                            7. Images may be used for promotional and educational purposes
                                                                                                     1. There is a $25 entry fee for the first two (2) entries, $15 for each    by the Visitors and Convention Bureau with appropriate photo
     Contest                                                                                         additional. you may submit up to five (5) images total.                    credits. The first, second and third place photographs are typically
                                                                                                                                                                                used in the following year’s promotional materials — including
                                                                                                     2. Images must be taken in Florida by the person submitting within         national advertising campaigns.
                                                                                                     the last year and should not have been previously published.
                                                                                                                                                                                8. The winning image will be the cover of the 2012 Official Guide
                                                                                                     3. Images must be submitted digitally on a CD or DVD, no taller or         to the Festival.
                                                                                                     wider than 10”, 300 dpi, in a high resolution .pdf or .jpg format. We
                                                                                                     accept black and white or color images. Do not include a print of          9. Deadline for entries is tuesday, March 15, 2011.
                                                                                                     the image.                                                                 Images will be judged by the professional wildlife photographers
                                                    pHoto by my pHoUng ngUyen, 3rd plaCe winner
                                                                                                                                                                                giving presentations at the 2011 event. People’s Choice judging
                                                                                                     4. The entry should bear a title or the name of the subject/species,       will take place during the Festival.
                                                                                                     date and location the photo was taken, the photographer’s name,
                                                                                                     address, phone number, email, camera and lens. Entries with the title      Please mail CD with check, payable to Florida’s Birding & Photo
                                                                                                     or photographer’s name embedded in the image will be disqualified.         Fest, 29 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
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     places to stay
     The Beach Club at St. Augustine Beach
     2 Ocean Trace Rd.
     St. Augustine, FL 32080
     Phone: 800.333.7335
     Website: www.FloridaRent.com
     Offer 1: Pay $165/night for five (5) nights and get two (2) nights free.
     Offer does not include tax.
     Offer 2: Save 10% on your four (4) night stay. $594 plus tax
     special instructions: Please reference code
                                                                                                                                                 Historic St. Augustine                                              Discover the Charm of Crescent Beach
     “Photo fest” to redeem offer.
     Drive Time to Whitney Lab: 15 minutes, 11.31 miles
                                                                                                                                                Relax on the porch or gazebo at The Bayfront Inn and
                                                                                                                                                enjoy our waterfront location in the City’s oldest                    Enjoy amazing views from over 100 ocean front one bedroom suites directly
     Days Inn Historic                                                                                                                          historic district. Walk to sites, restaurants and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on the beach. Fully equipped ocean front suites and our large heated pool
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     Phone: 904.824.3383
                                                                                                                                                                                       138 Avenida Menendez           Beacher’s Lodge is where the beach life begins.
                                                                                                                                                              THE                           St. Augustine
     Website: www.daysinn.com/hotel/15547                                                                                                        BAYFRONT INN                              904-824-1681                                                                   www.BeachersLodge.com
     Offer: $59 Sun through Thurs and $69 Fri & Sat valid April 25                                                                              1-800-558-3455 • www.bayfrontinn.com      1-800-558-3455                                                               6970 A1A South • St. Augustine
     through May 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     904-471-8849 • 1-800-527-8849
     special instructions/restrictions: rates are for standard double                                                                                        www.bayfrontinn.com
     rooms only; on availability. Advance reservations by April
     15th. rates are per room, per night, plus 10% tax. Maximum
     4 persons per double bedded room. Cancellation by 4pm
     24 hours in advance of arrival date. Credit card guarantee
     required. Late cancellations and no-shows will be charged one
     night’s room rate and tax.
     Drive Time to Whitney Lab: 27 minutes, 19.25 miles

     Hampton Inn I-95
     2525 CR 208
     St. Augustine, FL 32092
     Phone: 904.824.4422
     Website: www.HamptonInnStAugustine.com
     offer: $89/night includes free hot breakfast and
     high speed internet. Close to outlet Malls.
     Drive Time to Whitney Lab: 28 minutes, 25.88 miles                         Quality Inn Historic
                                                                                1111 N Ponce de Leon Blvd.
     Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach                                            St. Augustine, FL 32084
     430 A1A Beach Blvd.                                                        Phone: 904.824.5554
     St. Augustine, FL 32080                                                    Website: www.ChoiceHotels.com/ires/hotel/FL450
     Phone: 904.471.4000                                                        Offer: $69 sun through thurs and $79 fri & sat valid April 27
     Website: www.elitehospitality.com/hampton                                  through April 30. rates include free hot breakfast, wireless
     offer: rates from $119 to $149/night.                                      internet access and a relaxing outdoor pool deck and hot tub.
     Please reference code “bff” to redeem offer.
     Drive Time to Whitney Lab: 21 minutes, 15.04 miles
                                                                                Please reference code “event” to redeem offer.
                                                                                Drive Time to Whitney Lab: 26 minutes, 18.93 miles              The Beach Club at St. Augustine
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stay for a week... Enjoy for a Lifetime! On-Site
     Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach                                      Ramada Limited                                                                                                          Amenities include: Beach, Bicycles, Exercise Equipment,
     401 A1A Beach Blvd.                                                        2535 SR 16                                                                                                              Game Room, Health Club, Tennis, Whirlpool/Hot Tub &
     St. Augustine, FL 32080                                                    St. Augustine, FL 32092                                                                                                 Indoor/Ourdoor Swimming Pools. Visit our website for virtual
     Phone: 904.471.5559                                                        Phone: 904.829.5643                                                                                                     tours, photos and additional information.
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     offer: rates from $109 to $139/night.                                                                                                                                                                            Rentals@FloridaRent.com
                                                                                offer: $49/night includes free continental breakfast and
     Please reference code “bff” to redeem offer.                                                                                                                                                                 2 Ocean Trace Rd. • St. Augustine
                                                                                high speed internet. Close to outlet Malls.
     Drive Time to Whitney Lab: 21 minutes, 14.95 miles                         Drive Time to Whitney Lab: 28 minutes, 25.88 miles                                                                                941-383-3117 • 1-800-333-7335

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     Blue Water Jewelers                                                                                                               Come in and Smell
     Blue Water Jewelers was opened by husband and wife,
     Robert and Nicole, in the fall of 2006. Robert is a certified
                                                                       The Knife Factory                                                  the Spices!
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     Nicole have 2 Master Jewelers, Custom Design Specialist         and carries all major manufacturers of                            mixed blends and rubs. Exceptional sea
     trained in CAD, and friendly sales associates all on site to    kitchen cutlerly, pocket, sporting, tactical and                  and mineral salts. Unique and exotic
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                                                                                                                                            of St. Augustine
                                                                         2730 State Road 16, St. Augustine                                               59 Hypolita Street
           500 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine                        1/2 mile west of I-95, next to Sonny’s BBQ
                    904-829-5855                                                                                                                           St. Augustine
                                                                         904-829-6950 • 1-866-289-3506                                                     904 826 3770
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                    Fly Into History and Fun
                                                    At St. Augustine
       Airport Indentifiers: KSGJ or USTCommunications
                                        TVOR/DME 109.4 On field
                                                                               Navigation
                                                                               Elevation 11 ft.
                                                                                                           Service
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                                        ILS - Cat I 111.1                      Latitude 29-57-31.1N        Engine - Major
                                        ATIS 119.625                           Longitude 81-20-20.1W       Airframe - Major
                                        AWOS/ASOS 119.625                      N from city 4 miles         Electronics - Major
                                                                               N of St. Augustine                                      An award winning spa in the heart of
                                        FSS Gainesville (GVN)                                              Restaurant - On field       St. Augustine for 20+ years. Offering the
     Northeast Florida Regional Airport Cir Dlvry Jacksonville 120.75          Instr Apch ILS, DME,        Lodging - 3 miles
                                                                               GPS, VOR                                                finest services in hair, massage, advanced
                 At St. Augustine       Ground Control 121.175                                             Taxi                        skin care and nail care.
                                                                               Runway(s) 02/20,
                   Fly Sm�r�!           Control Tower 127.625
                                        Apch Cntrl JAX 120.75                  2614x75, Asph
                                                                                                           Car Rental
                                                                                                           Phone
                                                                               06/24, 2701x75, Asph, Lts
                                        Unicom 122.95                                                      Restroom
                                                                               13/31, 8000x150,
                                        CTAF 127.625                           Asph, Lts                   Part 135/Part 121 Charter
                                                                                                           Support Available             403 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine
                                        PCL (Lighting) 127.625
                  www.FlyNF.com                                                        FBOs                                                       904-825-0569
       4900 US Highway 1, North, St. Augustine                         Galaxy Aviation 904-824-1995 or 6230                              www.DebbiesDaySpaSalon.com
                   904-209-0090                                           Hours of Operation: 6am - 12am

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                                                 US Postage
                                                     PAID
                                                St. Augustine,
                                                Ponte Vedra &
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches       The Beaches VCB
      Visitors & Convention Bureau
29 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084
www.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com

				
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