Michigan's UP: Photography in a Winter Wonderland

February 25 – March 2, 2024 – SOLD OUT

From: Detroit, MI
Participant Limit: 5
Activity Level: Moderate

Price: $2,599 per person

Double occupancy. Single supplement: $350

This is a photography tour, designed to photograph target species with a focus on quality over quantity.

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Northern Michigan is home to a number of unique and fascinating species, many of which can be quite tame. Participants will be led to historically reliable properties to photograph Snowy and possibly other owls. We will also photograph feeder birds common to the Northern Boreal Forest (but decidedly rare elsewhere) at private residences where we will have control over lighting, background and perches. ​You will learn a variety of both on and off camera flash techniques – both Canon and Nikon systems will be accommodated.

We will drive up through Michigan, potentially stopping for feeding Bohemian Waxwings and Pine Grosbeaks on our way north. After crossing the famous Mackinac Bridge we will head to an area where Snowy Owls are abundant with many opportunities to photograph this beautiful arctic visitor. We will visit local feeders for chances at Snow Buntings, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Red-breasted Nuthatches. Next, our group will visit private feeders that host Evening and Pine Grosbeaks, Pine Siskin, Redpolls, and even an occasional Ruffed Grouse. The group will have excellent photo ops with the ability to set up a number of perches and access to the whole property.

This trip is a great chance to venture into unique boreal habitats of the Northern Michigan and enjoy all that this gorgeous winter wonderland has to offer.

Trip Leaders

Brian Zwiebel


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Park Entry Fees

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Tour Route

Michigan's UP in Winter: Photography in a Winter Wonderland - Map

Birds and More Seen on This Tour

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