ebirder is a small, specialist photography company run by Marcus Conway. He has been running photography tours since 2005 across the Scottish Highlands and Islands. In 2012 he was awarded Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year.

Winter Wildlife Photography Holidays in Scotland are well underway

February 09, 2015

Well we are are now half way through February and having guided over 20 people on our Wildlife Photography Holidays in Scotland and Guided Photography Days we are having some great results.

Of course we have been photographing Mountain Hare, Crested Tits, Red Deer, Red Squirrels and Red Grouse, but the highlight for me so far has been the amazing Ptarmigan. The key to the great Ptarmigan photography this winter has been how low down they are on the hill (after the early snows in Feb that is!). Just 20 minutes or so of walking from the car park level and you are seeing the first Ptarmigan. This means you have much more time to photograph them in a range of habitats and doing lots of interesting stuff.

With the snow now melting I can only think things will be a little harder from here on in, but with longer days ahead things are feeling great!

If you want to find out more about the best ways to photograph Ptarmigan check out this guide.


Updated List of Nature Photography Holidays

October 16, 2014

UPDATED 

We were recently asked for details of all our nature photography holidays and tours in 2015 so we thought it may be handy to list them all in one place. Of course if you fancy some private guiding outside of the organised tour then we can also offer that too!

Here’s a list of our 2015 tours

Highland Winter Wildlife Photography Tour

  • Speyside, Scotland
  • 2015 dates 30 Jan-01 Feb (FULL), 05-08 Feb (1 space)
  • £545 per person

Spring on Mull: Otter, Puffin and Eagle Photography Tour

  • Mull, Scotland 
  • Five days 17th – 22nd May 2015 (FULL), 24th – 29th May 2015 (FULL)
  • £1195 per person

Owls of the Outer Hebrides Bird Photography Tour

  • North Uist, Benbecula
  • Five days, 21st – 26th June 2015 (FULL)
  • £1195

Spring in the Mountains

  • Grantown on Spey, Cairngorms, Speyside (FULL)
  • Three days, 01-04 June 2015
  • £595 per person

White Tailed Sea Eagle Photography Tour

  • Mull, Scotland
  • 4th – 6th September 2015
  • £590 per person

Islay, Geese and Otter Photography Tour

  • Islay
  • 16th – 20th November 2014 
  • 16th – 20th November 2015 
  • £945

List of Nature Photography Holidays

September 15, 2014
We were recently asked for details of all our nature photography holidays and tours in 2015 so we thought it may be handy to list them all in one place. Of course if you fancy some private guiding outside of the organised tour then we can also offer that too!

Here’s a list of our 2015 tours

Highland Winter Wildlife Photography Tour

  • Speyside, Scotland
  • 2015 dates 30 Jan-01 Feb (1 space left), 05-08 Feb
  • £545 per person

Spring on Mull: Otter, Puffin and Eagle Photography Tour

  • Mull, Scotland 
  • Five days 17th – 22nd May 2015 (FULL), 24th – 29th May 2015 (one space)
  • £1195 per person

Owls of the Outer Hebrides Bird Photography Tour

  • North Uist, Benbecula
  • Five days, 21st – 26th June 2015
  • £1195

Spring in the Mountains

  • Grantown on Spey, Cairngorms, Speyside
  • Three days, 01-04 June 2015
  • £595 per person

White Tailed Sea Eagle Photography Tour

  • Mull, Scotland
  • 4th – 6th September 2015
  • £590 per person

Islay, Geese and Otter Photography Tour

  • Islay
  • 16th – 20th November 2014 (provisionally full)
  • 16th – 20th November 2015 
  • £945

Shetland Nature Photography Tour

20/06/2014

I recently travelled to Shetland on a Nature Photography Tour visiting many of the islands including Unst and Fetlar. One of the main highlights was photographing Red Necked Phalaropes on Fetlar. Having waited the best part of 40 hours by a roadside loch our reward finally arrived in perfect light. All the more special as there was no one else and the moment with these wee birds felt very intimate.

These birds proved to be (typically) tame and at many times were too close to focus. With the sun on my back and an obliging subject the long wait faded from the memory. Happy days.


Scottish Highland Bird Photography Tours, Wildlife Photography Guiding, Nature Photography Holiday in Shetland


Dotterel: Scottish Highland Bird Photography Tours in Spring

15/06/2014

With long summer days and wildlife active Spring is one of the best time to visits the Scottish Highlands – the hard part is knowing what of focus on! As a fervent lover of the high tops I find it hard not to head for the high tops in search of charming Dotterel. Often we come across Mountain Hare in their summer pelts as well as lots of Ptarmigan and the odd Snow Bunting. On our recent Scottish Highland Bird Photography Tours we were blessed with some great sunrises and to witness these in the majesty of the high plateau was something special.

It’s not just mountains that are on our radar. This is one of the best times for shooting owls with Short Eared Owl, Long Eared Owl ad Tawny Owl all conspicuous in recent weeks. The best place to look for owls has been out along the Laggan road where some days we have photographed all three species.

Well I’m off to Shetland for a few days and then onto the Outer Hebrides to hopefully photograph more owls and with luck hope to see some nice light again soon!


Scottish Highland Bird Photography Tours in Spring, Where to Photograph Dotterel, Scottish Nature Photography Holiday, Owl Photography


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ebirder is a small, specialist photography company run by Marcus Conway. He has been running photography tours since 2005 across the Scottish Highlands and Islands. In 2012 he was awarded Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year.
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