I came to this course for stretching my consciousness and awareness and got that and so much more…Alexia is so skilled and knowledgeable an instructor in Bird Sounds Interpretation (Bird Language). Her love for the work created such excitement and curiosity for the group!
Practice activities that build greater sensory acuity, train the body to move gracefully and silently in the forest, and cultivate the ability to interpret predator disturbance patterns displayed in bird sounds and behaviors (bird language).
As the master tracker Olaus Murie wrote “One should always listen to the warnings of the birds.” Learn to recognize the differences between bird sounds, such as calls and alarms, and a whole new world of awareness opens up to you.
Some Bird Sounds and Birding articles of interest:
- Bird Language: A Path to Awareness - by Alexia Allen
- Bird Language: The Song Sparrow - by Jon Young
- Beyond the Field Guide: An Interview with Dr. Jerome Jackson - by Kim M. Wilkinson
Bird Language Course Schedule
Explore the natural world with Wilderness Awareness School’s most experienced instructors as we learn fundamental tools for connecting with and studying nature. In the classroom and in the field, this holistic program teaches widlife tracking, birding, wilderness survival techniques, edible and medicinal plants, and exploring the natural world.
Ages Adult $785, 2013 Schedule TBA
Our core intensive course is nine months of thorough grounding in every aspect of our curriculum, spent as part of a supportive community of fellow learners. At the Anake Outdoor School, you will develop the eyes, the ears, and the awareness with which to help our culture move forward into the future in a healthy and sustainable way.
Adult $10,350 Scholarships available, 33 weeks Sept-June, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with extended trips
The Kamana Naturalist Training Program is a comprehensive independent study course that covers the naturalist background needed to engage in the wilderness arts, including tracking, bird language, survival and primitive living skills, traditional herbalism, and naturalist mentoring.
Ages Adult Kamana One starts at $85, Learn at your own pace
Many of the region’s finest naturalists share their wisdom at REI in downtown Seattle. Bird Sounds Interpretation or related topics are often featured in these talks.
Ages Adult Free, Wilderness Awareness School is featured periodically