Bird Language Workshop with Jeff Caplan
Songbirds are the interconnected eyes and ears of our ecosystems. But can we learn what they are saying? This workshop explores this question and is great for beginners, families, and everyone who enjoys nature.
The workshop will include a short lecture at SFBBO's conference center in Milpitas followed by a morning of listening in the field at Ulistac Natural Area in Santa Clara to try to unravel the story of bird conversation and behavior.
In the workshop you will learn:
- The five different common voices of songbirds
- How to begin to interpret their communication from sound, movement, and alarm
- Skills you can apply in your backyard, on a hike, or sitting quietly observing in the city
Jeff Caplan has more than 30 years experience as a naturalist and a teacher of communication skills. He has lead workshops both locally through the University of California as well as internationally in Malaysia, the Galapagos and in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador. His Bird Language Workshops help participants cultivate a common language for connecting more deeply with nature and birds. For more info see Facebook.com/CommonLanguageNature.
Header photo: Bewick's Wren by Jean Halford