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Flight in Focus

Flight in Focus

April 6-7, 2019
Houston Audubon's High Island Sanctuaries

Houston Audubon is celebrating 50 years of bird conservation and education. To commemorate this special occasion, we are dedicating the first weekend of April to bird and wildlife photography at our world famous High Island sanctuaries. Photographers of all skill levels and camera types are welcome to participate. The registration fee covers all workshops and events on both days and day passes to all sanctuaries for the weekend.  Flight in Focus is now SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Mary Anne Weber at

Saturday, April 6 
7 AM  - Dawn at the Rookery photo session and registration packet pick up – Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary
9 AM – Intro and Welcome at the High Island Community Center
Morning and afternoon workshops - Workshops led by  Alan Murphy (Elements of a Good Bird Photograph and Setups for Bird Photography), Joe Smith (Photographing Birds in All Kinds of Light), Trey Morris (Urban Bald Eagles), Sonny Manley (Hummingbird Photography), and Clay Taylor of Swarovski (Digiscoping - both in the classroom and in the field). 
Late afternoon - Facilitated Photo Shoot at the Rookery with Alan Murphy and others

Sunday, April 7
8:30 AM – Raptor Photography Shoot with Houston Audubon’s captive raptors in natural setting
10 AM  - Tim Timmis (Bird photography at High Island Rookery and Bolivar Flats)
Noon - Carousel of Flight: participants share their best images from the weekend

BBQ lunch will be available each day at the Methodist Church ($10 cash)