Warbler Workshops

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I currently only offer individual outings where I work one on one with clients to target migrating and breeding songbirds.

Workshops take place in Eastern PA through central NJ.  I can usually tailor a spot most suitable for the client.

I do this in quiet settings, away from groups.  My workshops are not "point and shoot" offerings.  I work with clients on both birding behavior as well as photography techniques to improve their images.  

In a typical year I will photograph 30+ warblers.  Click here to see my warbler gallery

What's included with 1-day event:

  • Workshops begin at dawn and last through the mid morning (3 hour minimum) and I tailor locations to need.
  • Nikon shooters have use of a 300 f/2.8 or 500mm f/4 lens that can be mounted to their Nikon body.
  • After the shoot I also offer editing advice on 2 pictures shot that day.
  • Pricing is $150-250 for a morning shoot, based on time and location. 


Warbler Workshop special event

This is only offered for 2 sessions in 2020, dates are customized but reserved for 5/11-5/22.  Must contact Scott directly.

1 Person $800, 2 people $1300 (includes ovenight occomodations, continental breakfast)

This is a true warbler bonanza.  We target 8-10 species over 2 days with 3-4 locations 

Likely species include Black-and White, Worm-eating, Prairie, Chestnut-sided, Canada, Black-throated Blue, and Black-throated Green.  At these locations, we will also get looks at Ovenbird, Cerulean, Blue-winged, Hooded, American Redstart, Blackburnian or Magnolia.  

This trip guarantees 7 species photographed.

Species options

Past Workshops

Target: Black-and-white, Wormeating 

Likely - American Redstart, Ovenbird

$200 (3 hours)  

Black and White Profile (Balck-and-white Warbler)Black and White Profile (Balck-and-white Warbler)

Target: Blue-winged, Prairie

$150 (2 hours)

Target: Black-throated Green, Canada

Expect to see Blackburnian, Magnolia, Black-throated Blue

$250 (3 hours in the field, plus travel time)


Target: Prairie, Chestnut-sided

Expect to see Black-and-white

$200 (2.5 hours)

Add a second stop to try Blackburnian for $25 (30 minutes)


Nick Smeshko (262)893-9071

Warblers in bloom

A special limited time option to photograph warblers in blooming plants.

Prairie and Black-and-white

$150 (2 hours)

Only available the first and second week of June

Add a stop to try Worm-eating and Ovenbird for $25 (1 hour)