WHERE: QUAD CITY/MOLINE, ILLINOIS
WHEN: 2/16 – 2/19, 2023
COST: Registrants pay for FLIGHT/HOTEL/CAR RENTAL/MEALS ONLY!
No other GNPA FEE to join us.
WHO: GNPA MEMBERS ONLY/ Any skill level
REGISTER: LIMIT 20 , REGISTRATION CUT-OFF DATE 1/19/2023, REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.meetup.com/gwinnett-gnpa-chapter/events/288391894/
Come join your GNPA friends and travel with us to Moline, Illinois to photograph thousands of Eagles. The Eagles congregate on the Mississippi River every year to feed on the bountiful fish before continuing their arduous journey home. Other wildlife can also be seen such as Wild Geese, Ducks and White Pelicans.
We suggest arriving in Moline, IL on 2/16/2023 so you will be ready to start on Friday morning 2/17/2023. Returning to Quad City airport after a morning shoot ending at noon on 2/19/2023.
We will be visiting a variety of locations during our visit traveling up to 90 minutes away to many different shooting opportunities in the area.
Carpooling and sharing the expense of a car rental is recommended.
For equipment: Telephoto lenses with a range up to 500mm minimum. Tripod, extra batteries, rain gear (for wet snow), layers for a cold climate, hand warmers might be advisable and warm winter boots.
Specific hotel and flight details upon registration.
You must be a dues-paying member of GNPA to attend this event. Not a member? Go to www.gnpa.org to learn more about our organization and to join. We look forward to meeting you!
Most locations will be just a short walk from your vehicle. Ice and Snow can be treacherous on walkways and sidewalks, snow boots are recommended.
Hand warmers would be advisable.
Group size – 20 GNPA members. Waiting list once full.
Our guide will be another GNPA member Ray Silva who lives close to the area in Moline and knows all the best places to shoot.