Whether you are a beginning birder or already have experience under your belt, this friendly new approach to birding gives you EVERYTHING you need to take your skills to the next level.

When you think about your BIRDING SKILLS, do you ever say:

I Don’t Know Where To Begin

There’s so much information out there, it’s overwhelming to know where to begin.

I’ve Tried Everything

I’ve listened to all of the recordings, read all the books,
heard lectures with experts; but nothing ever seems to make a difference.

I Just Wasn’t Born With That Gift

Birding is a talent that only certain people are born with.
I really needed to start when I was a kid if I wanted to have any chance of being good at it.

What’s The Point

I just don’t think I’ll get any better then I am now!

Well, you can improve your birding skills

and it doesn’t have to take you a lifetime.


What people are saying

Kristi has enabled me to open my eyes and ears more fully and thus more fully appreciate these beautiful and interesting feathered neighbors . . . and in turn all of nature. You taught me HOW to learn about birds not just bird facts.
My life is richer for having taken this class.

Elyse Klingener

Retired Family Dentist

Kristi walks a very graceful line between letting you learn to answer your own questions and providing direction so you can do that.  And sometimes she just gives you the answer, which is great, too. I loved the class!

Lee Verner

Retired Teacher & Marriage and Family Therapist

I can’t tell you, Kristi, how much your class has brought me this spring. It’s opened a whole new world to me, and has just been spiritually fulfilling and emotionally enriching. You are a gem.

Shelley Silbert

Executive Director, Great Old Broads for Wilderness

A girl who fell in love with a bird’s song.

I am the founder of Bird Mentor, a resource for live and online courses helping people worldwide build confidence learning about birds and the natural world. Through my courses, students are immersed in the principles of instinctive birding, deep nature connection, bird language, and my innovative model for advanced bird identification.

In addition to my online courses I teach birding at traditional skills events like Rabbit Stick, Winter Count, Saskatoon Circle, Buckeye, Sharpening Stone and for amazing organizations like the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, The Women’s Wilderness Institute, Crow Canyon Archeological Center, The Vermont Wilderness School, Flanders Nature Center, Eight Shields and The Powerhouse Science Center.

A few years ago I helped to found the Dipper Project, a research study designed to look at the effects of the Gold King Mine spill on avian life in the Animas River in Colorado. I’ve also lead tours for the Bosque del Apache Sandhill Crane Festival, Mesa Verde Bird Festival, the Durango Bird Club and The White Memorial Conservation Center.

During a real bird nerd phase, I helped to band birds on Great Gull Island, focusing on the Roseate & Common Terns, as well as migratory birds at Oxbow Preserve and hummingbirds at Mesa Verde National Park.

In addition to geeking out about birds, I’m also a Naturalist, Herbalist, and Photographer and made contributions to the new Peterson’s Field Guide to Bird Nests and ABA’s Birder’s Guide.

I love receiving your stories and questions if you have any. So, please send me a message whenever you like.


Kristi Dranginis