Join US to learn the basic principles & techniques behind compelling bird photography

Join NH-transplant, photographer and birder Susan Hershey ( for a morning of finding and photographing bird species found in this unique part of Massachusetts. Learn how to better use your equipment, settings and techniques to help you photograph birds in the wild. This workshop will also teach you how to better prepare for your birding shoots and what to watch for in bird behavior to improve the quality of your images.

What You'll Learn
  • Birds in flight

  • Bird behaviors

  • Composition

  • Being prepared

  • Tools of the trade

Recommended Equipment
Physical Difficulty

Easy walking on level ground, dirt walkways, sidewalks.

Meeting Details

Please meet in the parking lot of Parker River Wildlife Refuge at 7 AM.


Susan Hershey

Susan is a native of Southern California, but chose to live in New England 25 years ago after living at sea on cruise liners for years. She is a long-time lover of travel & landscape photography, but now focuses most of her attention on photographing birds. Her favorites are raptors (hawks, eagles, owls, and harriers) but also enjoys searching for smaller, more colorful birds including songbirds, woodpeckers, and shorebirds.

In 2017, she was accepted as a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association.  In 2018, she was honored with an exhibit hosted by them in Portsmouth, NH. Susan sells her work as prints, calendars and photo cards in two shops in Newburyport. You can also see her work at, on Facebook as "Hershey Art Images by Susan Hershey" and on Instagram - @hersheyartimages.