Texas Songbirds by NANPA Summit presenter, Alan Murphy

Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher

Alan Murphy is a Texas-based nature photographer whose love of birds is obvious once you’ve seen his images. NANPA is excited to have Alan as both a workshop leader and breakout session speaker at this year’s Summit in McAllen. Unfortunately, his pre- anbd post- summit workshops in the McAllen area are sold out, but if you attend the Summit you can still attend his breakout session on Thursday, March 10, titled Guide to Songbird Setup Photography.

Great Kiskadee.

Great Kiskadee.

The breakout session is geared towards intermediate photographers. Here’s the description from the Summit program:  If bird photography challenges your patience, this workshop will open a whole new world to you. Alan Murphy will show you how to attract a variety of birds, including songbirds, woodpeckers, pheasants and kingfishers, and how to get them to land exactly where you want them. Learn how to build water-drip ponds, make nest boxes look like tree cavities, and properly use bird feeders. Alan will also cover photographing hummingbirds and songbirds in flight. Alan’s techniques can be used in your own backyard.

Least Grebe.

Least Grebe.

To check out more of Alan’s bird photography and learn about his workshop offerings, visit: http://www.alanmurphyphotography.com/. Alan has also produced an e-book titled “Alan Murphy’s Guide to Songbird Setup Photography.

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl.

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl.

By the way, all of these birds are found in the McAllen area.