Date: April 23 – 26, 2021

Location: Edinburg, TX

Leader(s): Adam Jones & Ruth Hoyt

Pricing: $2495

Deposit: $500

Participants: Maximum 10


This exclusive workshop takes place on the Laguna Seca ranch just north of Edinburg, Texas. Adam and Ruth’s bird photography workshop is designed to teach you how to create stunning images of the many bird species of the Rio Grande Valley.

Adam and Ruth will share their knowledge on how to set up and arrange perches for natural looking beautiful images. With a limit of 5 photographers per instructor you are assured plenty of personal attention from Adam and Ruth.

The ranch is located just north of Edinburg, Texas. The ranch owner feeds the birds daily, year round at the blind locations situated around small ponds. This creates a lot of bird activity around the blinds, which we customize by setting up our own perches in perfect locations for photographers.

This ranch truly is the best location in South Texas to see and photograph birds of the Rio Grande Valley including:

Green jay
Long-billed thrasher
Audubon’s oriole
Harris Hawk
Olive Sparrow
Painted Bunting
And more…

What You Will Learn

Instructional Topics

  • How to find an arrange a perfect perch
  • Arranging the perch relative to the blind, sun, and background
  • Creating a realistic and attractive place for the birds to land and photograph
  • How to get birds to land where you want them
  • How to capture stunning images of birds in flight
  • Tips and techniques throughout the workshop: proper settings: ISO-Shutter Speed- Aperture- Teleconverters-Extension Tubes – Zooms & Prime lenses- Focus stratagies Noise reduction solutions: Everything that goes into creating beautifully crafted, natural looking bird images



Day 1:

April 23: Meet at our hotel in Edinburg at 5PM for briefing and details of the following days. Go over camera settings and more for the next morning shoot.

Day 2-4:

April 24, 25, 26: Three full days of intense filming and instruction as we rotate through several permanent blinds at different locations on the ranch. We break for lunch each day, returning to Edinburg to relax or review images before going back to the ranch for each evening shoot. Workshop ends late this afternoon



Personalized instruction and equal time with Adam Jones and Ruth Hoyt.
Daily access fees to Laguna Seca Ranch
Unlimited drinking water
Use of blinds, bait, and feed

Not Included:
Lodging & meals
Car Rental

This is an extremely easy workshop in terms of physical activity required.  We can drive right up to the blinds, so very little walking required.


Given our current national health conditions you may secure a position in our Texas workshop with a $500.00 deposit. The balance remainder of $1995.00 is due 30 days prior to workshop date. This way you can determine if it is safe for you to consider air travel at that time vs. guessing today. If national travel conditions become too restrictive due to the COVID-19, and we cancel or postpone the TX workshop to 2022, we will roll over your deposit to the following year or refund your monies up to within 30 days of the workshop date. If you made a deposit via PayPal, your refund will be reduced by 3%, the amount PayPal deducts if you use their service. If your deposit was made by personal check, your deposit will be refunded in full, per the above terms.


For more information, or to register by mail, please email me: