Spain has some of the best bird and mammal photography opportunities available anywhere in the world.  If you love nature and love making world-class images of birds and mammals, then you owe it to yourself to come to spain and experience the truly amazing array of species in settings that will take your breath away-  Ron R Bielefeld; photographer and workshop leader.

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Winter birds and mammals of northern spain

This photography workshop is focused on the winter birds and mammals of Northern Spain.

In the forest of the Cantabrian mountains, where still survive wolves and brown bears, it is possible to photograph some of the most emblematic bird and mammal species of the European Atlantic region.

We, professional photographers, design the hides, choosing the best locations and orientations for the best images possible.

The winter is a very special time in these mountains, because thousands of birds arrive from north Europe to winter on the Iberian Peninsula. Here they rest and feed after crossing the sea.  So, we find large numbers of birds and species during the Winter season.  Mammals also are “migrating” down from the high country making them accessible for photographs.

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spring birds of northern spain

This photography workshop is focused on the spring birds of the Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountains.

Springtime is an awesome time for bird photography in Spain. The migrating birds that spend the winter in Africa return to breed in Europe, and there is an extraordinary amount of activity.

Some emblematic species such as Little Bustards or Capercaillies display on the leks and Egyptian Vultures can be photographed together with Black Vultures, Griffon Vultures, and Lammergeiers.

So, we will visit the Cantabrian Mountains and Pyrenees to get the best of both worlds.  We will shoot mainly from hides/blinds as much of this area is protected and regulated as are many of the species we will be photographing.