Mastering Birds in Flight with Lee Hoy

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Mastering Birds in Flight with Lee Hoy
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Mastering Birds in Flight 

with Lee Hoy

Birds in flight is one of the most challenging and rewarding photographic experiences! Many photographers struggle with getting a proper exposure, a sharp image, and a well composed image when photographing birds in flight. Your guide and instructor, Lee Hoy, is an official OM System Pro Ambassador and a full-time workshop instructor for Wildside Nature Tours and Precision Camera & Video. He leads workshops around the world focusing on wildlife, landscape, macro, and night sky photography. We hope you will join us for this October 2023 workshop scheduled for great weather and lots of birds on the Texas coast!


Recommended Camera Gear

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Body (Backup camera bodies are always good to have)
  • Super Telephoto Lens - 400mm or longer
  • Batteries (Plenty) and Battery Charger(s)
  • Memory Cards (You can never have too many)
  • Tripod or Monopod for larger camera/lens combinations (if you don’t like to or aren’t able to handhold)
  • Laptop & External Drive (uploading images during workshop)

Recommended Lodging

Holiday Inn Express (Bay View), Rockport, TX


About the instructor

Lee Hoy is owner/operator of Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours, Lee focuses his time on helping others enjoy the beauty of the Big Bend National Park Region and serving as a freelance photographer when time permits. Publishing is fun, but his main interest is in helping others find that special bird or teaching them to capture  spectacular images while they are visiting Big Bend National Park or surrounding areas. He is an award winning photographer and his images have been in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Texas Highways, Bird Watcher’s Digest, & NANPA’s Expressions.

He also serves as a photography workshop instructor for Wildside Nature Tours and Kevin Loughlin with destinations such as the Galapagos Islands National Park, Ecuador, Amazon Riverboat Cruise, Costa Rica, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park in winter, and more.

His passion for teaching comes from a long line of educators in his past and having taught beginning birding classes, photography classes, and Lightroom classes. He has served as an instructor for Travis Audubon Society (Austin, TX), Williamson Audubon Group (Williamson County, TX), many Master Naturalist classes, and for the Texas Ornithological Society for which he is currently serving as a board member for the Trans Pecos Region.

Over 30 years of birding and photography experience in Big Bend National Park and the surrounding regions means Lee knows where and when to take you to the best location to find the right bird or get the right shot.


Please review our class & event cancellation policy below. 

Class & Event Cancellations

Tier 3: Excursions

90 days out or longer - Receive a 50% refund
60 days out to 89 days out - Receive a 25% refund
60 days or less - No refund

 If you do not show up for an excursion, your registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund of any amount or to reschedule.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.