OCTOBER 6th to 14th 2016


Thanks for a great 10 days. The organisation was good; accommodation good and the food – fantastic. Venues were also great and you added variety which added to the experience esp seeing an Albatross!

Thank you for assisting me with the troublesome lens and camera settings. Your patience was much appreciated.

Your ready wit added to the fun of the trip.

Best wishes

Jan Kazakoff"


"Hi Dick,

I would like to thank you very much for organising the Hunter Valley Bird Photography tour. Your choice of locations that enabled us to see as many different types of birds in the area was certainly well researched. It was great to get a heads up when we arrived at each location as to the possible birds we might see. Also your choice of accommodation venues was very suitable, centrally located  and very luxurious. To top it off the food was exceptional. Your knowledge of birds is amazing and it certainly helped me learn much more about them and I even feel much more confident in identifying  birds in my local area.  I would certainly recommend your photography trips.

Thanks again for a great trip.

Kaye Venton"


"It is with pleasure we write to commend Richard Jenkin.  We met Richard on Mark Rayner/Dick Jenkin Trekabout Photography 9-day Hunter Valley Bird Photography Tour and Workshop – 6-14 October, 2016.


Richard is an adept and creative organizer.  The photography shoots were varied in locations and bird species.  For example, locations moved from wetlands, to reserves, to private properties, wildlife parks, out to sea to capture up close and in flight sea birds and by mangroves.


Richard’s organization involved preparing the participants for the probable camera settings and equipment needed before each shoot.  Subsequently, he would ensure each participant was achieving the results expected.  Richard adeptly sought out sightings and photography moments for the participants.

His knowledge of birds is outstanding, enabling the participants to capture even the most elusive and broaden their knowledge of bird species, habitat, vegetation, migration and so on.

His organization of the accommodation and food was a bonus.  He read his clientele well and liaised effortlessly with managers of accommodation, food and drink to deliver first class service. 

Richard’s convivial personality, relaxed all participants with good humour and clear and detailed explanations.

Punctuality was a bonus as was his “going the extra mile” to ensure his clientele were satisfied with photography shoots, accommodation and food. He even forwarded a daily record of birds seen and or photographed on tour. Richard always followed up and left “no stone unturned”. He strived for excellence and achieved it!

 Yours faithfully

Lex & Debbie Franks"


"Hi Dick/Ricardo,


Thanks so much for the Bird List….that's amazing the amount of birds we saw….

I had an absolutely fabulous trip thanks to you, Mark and the rest of the Group.  Everyone was just beautiful…..

I had an absolute ball and I have booked myself on the Flinders Rangers Trip now too in (April 2017)…I just couldn’t resist….

So, I guess I will be seeing you and Mark again next year.  Thanks again for everything and your amazing bird knowledge is just amazing.

BTW – your organisational skills are fantastic….


Take care


Lisa Lewis