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April 24-28 2019

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We’re busy putting together our 2019 Festival schedule.

Registration for the 2019 will be available in early December.


Kevin Loughlin was raised to appreciate nature while exploring the woodlands of Pennsylvania as a child. At age six, during a family trip through the American West, Kevin became fascinated with photography as well as seeing the new and different birds throughout North America. Instilled with a love for travel and seeking new, exciting destinations, he felt a desire to share his experiences with others and in 1993 founded Wildside Nature Tours. Kevin’s photographs and articles have appeared in publications such as WildBird, Audubon and Philadelphia Magazines, as well as National Geographic and WWF websites plus many natural history books. He has also authored a Pocket Guide to Digital Nature Photography and currently has two more book projects on his plate.

    Kevin also teaches beginning birding classes and photography workshops through several adult education venues as well as through seminars and workshops for groups, organizations and schools. In his ‘spare time’ Kevin also founded the PA Young Birder’s Club, sharing his love of nature while inspiring kids to get outside.

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Field Workshop (Meeting Location:

St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.)

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

THURSDAY  8 to 11 a.m.

SATURDAY  4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Price: **$100 + photo pass

Max No of People: 10

Thursday - SOLD OUT

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A note about Alligator Farm Field Workshops **

The Alligator Farm REQUIRES an ANNUAL PHOTO PASS for this workshop.**If you need a Photo Pass then please purchase our “I NEED AN ALLIGATOR FARM PHOTO PASS” ticket and a Photo Pass will be ordered for you.  You will only need to buy the pass one time and it’s valid for one year.

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Festival Organizer Note About Field Workshops

We want you to enjoy and learn as much as you can in your field workshops. Therefore it is important to arrive early and have all of your gear ready to go. Each field workshop will begin with a 10 minute overview of the subject and techniques. Have your gear ready when you arrive so you do not miss out or hold up the group. Suggested gear lists are included with each field workshop.