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Cerulean Warbler Workshop



$25 deposit to reserve your spot

  • Length: 3 hours

  • Medium Difficulty: Hiking mainly on paths with some mild elevation change and standing shooting.

    One of the more uniquely colored warblers found in New Jersey is the brilliantly blue Cerulean Warbler. Breeding in the more northern parts of the state they can be found throughout spring. I’ll take you right to a spot or two to see and photograph these tough to find warblers. It really is a treat to see one in person, I hope you are able to join me for this one!


  • We will be hiking to the location, while not completely flat ground it’s not too steep and we will be walking on hiking paths.

  • Fast moving birds that don’t stay still for very long. Having the ability to quickly find the subject in the frame as well as acquire focus fast is helpful.

  • Lots of seeing the birds up high in the trees and short moments when they come down to eye level for us to photograph them.

  • Learning the calls of the species we are after so you can identify them yourself and find them in the future.


  • Lenses from 300mm to 600mm recommended

  • Monopod or tripod unless you can hand hold your rig. I recommend a monopod for easier and faster movement

  • There can be ticks so I recommend wearing clothing with insect repellent or I wear clothes sprayed with Permathrin


  • 3 hours of wildlife photography instruction tailored for warbler photography in the forest. Seeking out nice perches and clean backgrounds and taking advantage of lighting.

  • Suggestions on compositions and creative ways to photograph these birds.

  • I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding camera settings or techniques.

Earlier Event: May 19
Prothonotary Warbler Workshop
Later Event: June 9
Shorebirds at New Jersey Shore