beknownst to most humans, (including many long-time birders) birds are constantly meaningfully communicating in real-time about activity and movement of animals and people on the landscape. They are the internet of the forest!
We will learn and practice a basic system that in just one morning will allow us to categorize various types of bird communication and begin to interpret and understand what they are saying.
The birds are the eyes, the ears and the voice of the forest. I will teach you a simple system to learn the story written on the wind: what the birds are saying, what’s going on in their lives, what predators are moving around, where the nearest people are. I learned the concept from studying with Jon Young and his book What the Robin Knows and his DVD Understanding Bird Language (birdlanguage.com) In just a few hours, coming to understand that the birds are telling stories about everything around us, can change
our fundamental awareness patterns and how we approach the land – and each other.
Kid Friendly? Kids interested in the topic, and able to sit fairly still for 15-20 minutes at a time are welcome.
What students should bring with them? Pen, notebook, waterbottle, something to sit on. Bring a brown bag lunch, and we can hang out and have lunch together afterwards.
Rain or Shine? Rain or shine, unless there is a deluge.