May 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Emerald Earth Sanctuary

Why is it that elusive animals like the fox, bobcat, and the owl can remain hidden and unseen, while living so close to us?There is a universal “alarm system” in nature that provides animals with early warning of danger – Bird Language.

Before we even step foot onto the trail, the birds are talking about us – their calls and postures alert other animals to our presence. To a trained ear, the birds also give away the location of hidden animals.

We can learn to decode this language. The calls, postures, and other behaviors of birds convey much information to those who understand their patterns. The attentive, trained observer can deduce through bird language the location of predators and other forces on the landscape.

“Birds talk to each other. We can understand it. And it’s fun!” -Joe Ellis, Audubon Board Member


Meet you instructor: peter

Peter Bergen is known as one of the most sought after Nature Connection Specialist in California. He is famous for his ability to guide children and adults in creating lifelong, personal relationships with, the Natural World, with themselves, and with each other, in accordance with time tested best practices of indigenous wisdom, harvested over time from around the globe, by a dedicated and passionate group of elders, mentors, colleagues and collective ancestral lineages.
One of the most accessible, potent, and fun, pathways to Deep Nature Connection is Bird Language, especially when practiced in groups.