Amherst Island is one of the best known spots in Ontario for photographing owls in the winter.  The Island regularly supports large populations of owls including the snowy owl, short-eared owl, great-horned owl,the rare boreal owl, barred owl, the boreal owl can occasionally be seen in the owl woods as well. Other birds that we may also spot include the bald eagle, rough-legged hawk and the red-tailed hawk.  Other wildlife in the area include wolves, coyotes, deer and red fox.

Fred will guide you to prime locations to photograph these birds, 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 bird photographer’s dream.

( note that no baiting or unethical practices are used )

Spaces are 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 allows us to focus on the skills you need to beautifully photograph these magnificent creatures.

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



  • January / February 2019 ( Sold out! )

  • January / February 2020 ( Book early as space is limited )

For more date availability, send me an email.

Group size:

Private or semi-private ( max 3 )

Activity Level:

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


5 days workshop

$2,900 CND


  • five days of shooting

  • photographic field instruction

  • processing and editing

  • transportation during the workshop

  • guiding service

Accommodation and meals during the workshop are not included.



1 day or multi-day workshop

$580 CND per day


  • one day of private or semi-private of shooting

  • photographic field instruction

  • transportation during the day

  • guiding service

Accommodation and meals during the workshop are not included.