Lake Hodges Photo Tours

Photography guide | Specialty - Photograph Rushing Grebes and over 200 species of other birds and wildlife on Lake Hodges in Escondido, Southern California

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With Brian you can experience the most Lake Hodges has to offer in the time available to you.
Lake Hodges Bird Group

About Us

Brian Caldwell,

The Guide

As an award winning photographer, avid outdoorsman and nature enthusiast Brian is aware of the local climate, seasons, weather, water management, Lake Level and how these affect the flora and fauna in the area. Coupled with his understanding of photography, light, and Grebe behavior, he is THE guide when in pursuit of the shot at Lake Hodges and the surrounding area.

Want to photograph Rushing Grebes on Lake Hodges?

Head out onto the lake with your guide in a customized, comfortable, low to the water, Lake Hodges Photo Tours custom boat, specially designed for the optimum photographic experience. OR if you prefer dry land, there are over 200 different species of birds that either live here permanently or simply pass through, and with a host of reptiles, mammals and spectacular views, Lake Hodges in Southern California is a nature lover’s dream come true. Pair this with consistent light, weather and water conditions, and you have the ingredients for world class, award winning nature photography. Whether you are a local, out of state or travelling internationally, finding these photo opportunities can be difficult, even when time is on your side. That’s where Lake Hodges Photo Tours can help.

What an honor to make the top 24 of the 2020 NANPA Showcase. Thank you to…

An update and link to the Grebe nesting colony on Lake Hodges.

The City has dropped the Lake to 275′, (actual depth -75′).


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Local Accommodation

Recommended rentals in the Del Dios and surrounding community on Lake Hodges.

Springhill Suites

by Marriott | 7 min. drive entrance to Lake

Rancho Bernardo

Inn | 16 min. drive entrance to Lake

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Clark's Grebe Weed Ceremony
Acorn Woodpecker

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