Part 2/10 of my very action packed 6 weeks of traveling around the country in search of birds. In mid-May I set off for my annual road trip. This year I wanted to focus on the interior of British Columbia and some of the fantastic species that breed here. I spent 20 days camping out under the stars in a variety of different habitat types. I had a long target list of birds and managed to find most of them along the way. What a wonderful way to spend three weeks!
I returned to Victoria for a day or two and then headed off for Churchill, Manitoba to lead a photo workshop up there. What a fantastic place! There is so much to see and do up there and some really exceptional shooting opportunities.
For northern bird photography this is as good as it gets! We had a wonderful group of 6 photographers and we were blessed with fantastic sunny weather. The breeze kept the mosquitoes out of the equation as well. It was about as perfect as it could have been and I can hardly wait to get back there next year.
All in all it has been a wonderful way to start the summer. If you are interested in seeing more images from either of these trips check out the feature photo gallery on www.glennbartley.com
And if you think you might want to join me next year in Churchill be sure to send me an email.
All the best!
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis)