Friday, July 19, 2019

Wingmasters Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Sessions

Wingmasters Birds of Prey Outdoor Photography Sessions

Did you enjoy photos at NECCC last weekend of Wingmasters Birds of Prey -- and want to take more photos?

I am organizing a few two hour photography trips to Wingmasters (Leverett, MA close to Amherst) with photo shoots from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.  The dates are Sunday, October 27th (rain date of Sunday, November 3rd) and then Saturday, November 9th (rain date Sunday, November 10th).   We will meet near South Deerfield, MA and then all of us will head to Leverett, MA where we will meet Jim, Julie and their Birds of Prey.  We should have the chance to photograph owls, hawks, and falcons.  I have led many trips to their location and you can’t ask for much more than what Jim and Julie offer.  They are both artists and will put most of the birds in trees with the jesses/leashes hidden which allows for some great photos!  They even put screech owls together for the first time!

We will meet around 8:15 a.m or 12:15 p.m. and then travel to Leverett with photographing from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. at Wingmasters.  The trip is limited to 10 people and the cost is $60 per person. 

Please contact Debbie Koundry to reserve your spot at 203-558-2372 or email  I expect slots will fill quickly, however, I do run a wait list and in the past I have been able to get people onto an actual shoot. 

From Wingmasters website:
Wingmasters is a partnership of two people dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey.  Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks are both licensed raptor rehabilitators based in Massachusetts.  Together they care for injured birds of prey.  Most of the birds they rehabilitate can ultimately be released back into the wild, but in some cases the birds are left permanently handicapped.  Julie and Jim are further licensed to provide a home for these nonreleasable raptors, and to use them for educational programs.  Since 1994 Wingmasters has presented over 5000 programs at schools, libraries and museums throughout New England.

For more information:

Thank you,