Scarlet Macaw Photo Workshops

2016 Costa Rica Scarlet Macaw Bird Photography Workshop: OPEN — Dec. 9–11

Our Scarlet Macaw Photo Workshops in Costa Rica are led exclu­sively by profes­sional wildlife and conser­va­tion photog­ra­pher Roy Toft and are dedi­cated to expe­ri­encing and photographing the excep­tion­ally beau­tiful Scarlet Macaw. These magnif­i­cent bright red, yellow, and blue Macaws can be seen at a specific, pris­tine area on the south­west coast of the Osa Peninsula. Located in the remote village of Carate is the secluded Lookout-Inn Lodge — where our Scarlet Macaw Photo Workshop takes place.
Scarlet Macaws - Costa Rica Photo Workshops

Itinerary — Scarlet Macaw Bird Photo Workshop

We’ll arrive in the late morning to the remote rain­forest Lookout Inn Lodge in our 4x4 taxi. After a brief orien­ta­tion and lunch, we will imme­di­ately get to work photographing these magnif­i­cent birds.

Our goal is to observe and photo­graph Scarlet Macaws, which will include shots in-flight, feeding and courtship behavior. Like most wildlife, Scarlet Macaw activity is unpre­dictable. The Lookout Inn Lodge’s loca­tion is known for its Scarlet Macaws and we will do our best to photo­graph them. We should also have the oppor­tu­nity to photo­graph several kinds of monkeys including the endan­gered Squirrel Monkey. Other photo­graphic subjects include colorful birds like the Cherie’s Tanager, Red-legged Honeycreepers, Toucans, and assorted humming­birds.

If you had previ­ously joined us on the Rainforests of Costa Rica Photo Workshop, we leave the Bosque del Cabo ecolodge and drive by 4x4 taxi deeper into the rain­forest and towards Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park. (Guests not on the main work­shop will either take a short flight from Puerto Jimenez to the Carate airport, or will travel by 4x4 taxi from Puerto Jimenez to our work­shop lodge). Before we reach the end of the road is where we stop.Red-legged Honeycreeper - Toft Scarlet Macaw Photo Workshop

    Workshop includes:

  • Transportation to Lookout Inn Lodge in Carate
  • Two nights stay (double occu­pancy) & all meals at
    Lookout-Inn Lodge — Costa Rica
  • Instruction and Guide: Professional Photographer
    Roy Toft
  • Transportation to Puerto Jimenez for flight to San Jose
    Workshop excludes:
  • Bar drinks
  • Activities outside of work­shop itin­erary
  • Gifts or purchases
  • Gratuitous tips


$595 — Photographer (double occu­pancy)
$495 — Non-Photographer
$100 — Single Supplement