Presentation


Amherst Island is one of the best known spots in Ontario, (Canada) to photograph owls and raptors in the winter. The Island regularly supports large populations of owls including the snowy owl, short-eared owl, great-horned owl, long-eared owl, barred owl. Other special sightings include the northern saw-whet owl, great grey owl,northern hawk owl, and the rare boreal owl. While owls are a big draw for birders and photographers, the island boasts over 350 species of birds including bald eagles,harriers, swans,ducks, rough-legged hawk and the red-tailed hawk.  Other wildlife in the area includes coyotes, deers ,otters ,fishers and red fox.

Fred’s intimate knowledge of the island, ensures that you will be able to access prime locations, away from crowds where you will blend in with the environment and capture spectacular images.Fred will be on hand at all times to give you as much (or as little) help as you need. All levels of photographer are very welcome on this workshop. This workshop is a birders and photographer’s dream.

(Note: Our workshops are respectful of island inhabitants and no baiting or unethical practices are used )

Space is limited!

Workshops are available for single day or multi-day sessions. This small group experience ensures you have an intimate experience with the owls and will allow you to focus on the developing your skills to Photograph these magnificent creatures and create lasting memories.

We are excited to offer to birders and photographers the opportunity to experience these magnificent owls in the serene setting of Amherst Island.


workshop

Dates:  

  • January / March 2019 ( sold out )

  • January / March 2020 ( Spots available )

  • January / March 2021 ( Book early as space is limited )

For more date availability, send me an email.


Group size:

For best bird viewing opportunities, Fred Lemire Photography ensures a maximum of four people per group.


Activity Level:

Moderate.  Must be able to carry camera equipment and a backpack over 1 km.


Guiding services $ 580.00 + 5 % GST per day

Includes:

  • transportation for the day

  • Guiding services and instruction from 7 am to 5 pm


Package 1 Feathered Friends

Mid-week, 4 day package workshop

Monday evening to Thursday evening. 

Weekdays are quieter as less people visit the island.  This package offers birders and photographers a peaceful experience with ample opportunities for bird sightings.  Maximize your time and get an early start by staying at the Owl Lookout B&B, eliminating driving time and waiting for the ferry every days.. 

Includes:

  • Arrive on Monday evening after 6PM

  • 3 nights accommodation and continental breakfast

  • 3 full days guiding and instruction (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 7:00AM to 5:00PM

  • photographic field instruction

  • processing and editing (night session)

  • transportation on the island during the workshop

  • Includes self serve lunch and snacks (T, W, Th) and dinner (Tuesday, Wednesday,) at the Owl Lookout B&B

  • $2025 per person, based on single occupancy.  plus tax.

  • $3690 per 2 people, double occupancy. (Must indicate when booking) plus tax.

  • Birders and photographers are welcome

Without a package: 

December to March room rates

$145/room/night single occupancy*

$160/room/night double occupancy*

Cooking facilities provided, bring your own food

*Plus tax

 

Package 2 The Weekender


Weekend workshop 3 day Package

 Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Spend a weekend on the beautiful Amherst Island, a birders paradise.  Maximize your time and get an early start by staying at the Owl Lookout B&B, eliminating driving time and waiting for the ferry.. 

Includes:

  • Arrive on Friday evening after 6PM

  • 2 nights accommodation and continental breakfast

  • 2 full days guiding and instruction (Saturday and Sunday) 7:00AM to 5:00PM

  • photographic field instruction

  • processing and editing (night session)

  • transportation on the island during the workshop

  • Includes self-serve lunch and snacks (Saturday and Sunday) and dinner (Saturday) at the Owl Lookout B&B

  • $1299 per person, based on single occupancy, plus tax.  

    $2460 for 2 people based on double occupancy (must indicate when booking) plus tax.

  • Birders and photographers are welcome

    Without a package:

    December to March rates

    $145/room/night single occupancy*

    $160/room/night double occupancy*

    Cooking facilities provided, bring your own food

    *Plus tax

  • Booking and Cancellation Policy


    Please read carefully before booking with us.

    Fred Lemire Photography reserves the right to cancel a workshop or event at our discression. Although this is extremely rare, we need to let you know this should an unforeseen situation arise. In this case, all your registration fees will be fully refunded or an alternative workshop/date will be presented to you for your consideration.  

    Given our commitment to small groups, the cancellation of your spot is a significant loss to us. For this reason, we do not provide exemptions to our booking and cancellation policy. 

    -We require a deposit 50% of the total fees at the time of booking to reserve your spot.  The remaining 50% is due 90 days in advance of the workshop

    In the event that you have booked a workshop with us and a situation arises where you must cancel, cancellation notice, for any reason, must be provided in writing, by email.  

    -If you cancel 90 days or more before the start of the workshop, a full refund will be issued minus a $500 administration fee plus transactions fees. 

    -If you cancel 30-89 days before the start of the workshop, a refund will be issued, minus 50%, plus transaction fees.  

    -If you cancel 29 days or less in advance of the workshop, no refund will be issued. 

    If you must cancel, please notify us as soon as possible, we may be able to accommodate you in another workshop at our discretion and dependant on space. A change fee of $300 is required. 

  •  You may wish to invest in travel insurance to protect your purchase, should you need to cancel due to an unforeseen circumstance.

  •  All fees are subject to 5%GST