2024 Shorebirds in Summer Day Tour
2024 Shorebirds in Summer Day Tour
2024 Shorebirds in Summer Day Tour
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2024 Shorebirds in Summer Day Tour

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Lac La Biche is on the central migratory pathway and is a mecca for a vast variety of birds that nest in the Boreal Forest. Protected since 1920 this area is a recognized bird sanctuary. Enjoy sandpipers, herons, pelicans, loons, grebes, osprey, eagles, and ducks all from the shores of Lac La Biche lake. Over 200 different species of birds can be found throughout the course of the year in this region. 

Your fully private photography tour provides you access to some of the best locations in Lac La Biche to photograph shorebirds. Sir Winston Church Provincial Park provides a few great locations for bird photography as does other areas along the lakeshore. Lac La Biche lake is over 20km long so there will be lots of spots to explore. The tour is designed to maximize optimal bird photography by focusing on early morning and evening light. Although called a day tour, the tour is two 1/2 days starting in the evening of the first day and finishing on the morning of the second day. This allows you to travel to Lac La Biche, arrive before the tour begins, get checked in to your hotel, look for shorebirds in the evening, stay overnight, look for birds again in the morning, and start your return home by check out time, minimizing accommodation costs. The tour is yours and can be tailored to your ability and activity level. 

The entire time we are in the field, I will emphasize ethical wildlife photography practice. Your safety and that of the birds are of primary importance when we are in the field and I will continually observe the species we are encountering to look for any signs of stress.

As a highly acclaimed and multi-international award-winning wildlife photographer I will share my expertise and help you on your photography journey whatever your skill level. From understanding bird behaviour to capturing sharp action photos and composing compelling images this trip is designed to improve your photography skills and have you leave with great photos and memories.

All tours are offered in Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada. Whether you have been photographing for years or just received your camera there is something for everyone in this tour. 

2024 Tour Dates

June 28 & 29
June 29 & 30
July 7 & 8
July 8 & 9

Costs

$650- One participant 
$900 - Two participants
$1200 - Three participants

What is covered in the cost?

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodations for tour
  • In-field photography tips and teaching
  • Light snacks and a limited selection of refreshments

What is not covered in the cost?

  • Transportation to and from Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada
  • Accommodations
  • Meals

What level of physical activity is required?

  • Ability to walk up to 1.5km carrying camera gear. Ability to get up and down from the ground.

What will the weather be like?

  • Weather is relatively warm in June and July and tend to be around 20C to 25C 
  • An updated forecast will be provided closer to the actual date of the tour. 

What should you bring?

  • Plenty of batteries
  • A lens that has reach to at least 400mm

Itinerary (subject to change)

First Evening

6:00 pm - pick up at accommodations
6:20 pm - arrive at first location
6:20 pm - 9:30 pm - on the beach photographing birds, will move locations as necessary
9:30 pm - arrive at location for sunset photos
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm - photograph birds or on shore at sunset
10:00 pm - return to accommodations
10:20 pm - arrive at accommodations

Second Morning
5:00 am - pick up at accommodations
5:20 am -  arrive at first location
5:20 am - 9;00 am - on the beach photographing birds, will move locations as necessary
9:00 am- return to accommodations
9:20 am - arrive at accommodations

Cancellation and Refund Policies
* Full payment is required at the time of booking.
* All cancellations must be received by email.
* All cancellations are subject to fees
* Refund policies 
      - Up to 45 days before the tour $500 refund
      - Between 44 - 30 days before the tour $320 refund
      - Between  29 - 14 days before the tour $150 refund
      - 13 days before the tour no refund

 * If Donna Feledichuk Photography has to cancel a tour due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. extreme weather, natural disasters, health, unforeseen technical issues) the full amount of the tour will be refunded.  
* Any expenses incurred by participants in relation to the canceled trip (i.e. travel, hotel, etc) will remain the responsibility of the participants. As such I strongly recommend participants purchase travel insurance for their trip that includes coverage for COVID-related cancellations and trip interruptions.
 
Participant Agreements
For all tours, each participant will be required to sign a Release of Liability and an Assumption of Risk Waiver before the start of the tour. You may be asked to sign a photo release form (optional) to allow images taken of the tour to be used in future tour marketing. 

 

NOTE: While we will make every attempt to find the wildlife during the tour there is NO guarantee that we will. Inability to find wildlife does not warrant a refund.