Renowned Photographer Bill Frakes to Speak at Wings Over Two Birding Conference

Bill Frakes, renowned photographer is coming to Mullen, Nebraska to photograph prairie chickens and sharp-tailed Grouse, during the Wings Over Two Birding Conference starting April 12th in Mullen, Nebraska.  Frakes is the keynote speaker of the event on Friday evening. 


Bill Frakes was born and raised in the ranch country of western Nebraska.


“Frakes started his photography career at the Miami Herald where he worked from 1979 to 1992, covering a wide range of subjects from local stories to politics in Cuba.


He began shooting for Sports Illustrated in 1983. He is a frequent contributor to ESPN. He has worked in more than 125 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients.
His advertising clients include Apple, Champion, CocaCola, IBM, Isleworth, Kodak, Manfrotto, Nike, Nikon, Reebok, Amway Global and Stryker. Editorially his work has appeared in virtually every major general interest publication in the world. Additionally, he directs music videos and commercial television spots.” sited from Up/Closed website


Frakes joins guides, professional photographer Brad Mellema, director of the Grand Island Hall County Visitors Bureau and Mitch Glidden, owner of Sandhills Motel and Canoe Rental on two morning bird viewing opportunities for conference attendees, near Mullen, Nebraska featuring prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse.  


This is a 3 day conference for birding and photography enthusiasts.  In addition to morning viewing opportunities two additional keynote speakers, Greg Wright, wildlife biologist and Mary Bomberger Brown of Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership will speak on Thursday and Saturday evening.


Afternoon outdoor adventure opportunities include trips to the National Forest at Halsey, tanking on the Middle Loup River or a trip to Avocet Wildlife Area.


This conference is developed by Sandhills Journey Scenic Journey Byway with a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. 


The conference is April 12-14th in Mullen, Nebraska. Please register for this conference by April 1st.


Or contact Twila Phillips at the RC&D office at 308-546-0636


Click Here for complete details and registration options.


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