Ongoing . . .

Would you like to see some of the magnificent birds unique to southwest Colorado or tour some of the favorite hot spots of this region with an expert guide?  Would you like to join Kristi for a day of private mentoring and birdwatching?

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Learn what a group of local volunteers are doing to monitor the health

of the birds on the Animas River after the Gold King Mine spill in 2015.

 

Upcoming . . .

Join me November 14-19, 2017 in celebrating the ancient spectacle of the returning sandhill cranes to Bosque del Apache during the 30th anniversary of this great festival.

We will spend the dawn and dusk hours of the day viewing thousands of magnificent cranes.  But, that’s not the only reason to come. The Festival of the Cranes is a nationally recognized wildlife, birding, and photography event, offering 156 birding field trips, workshops and speakers over 6 days.  Plus, New Mexico has the 4th highest bird species list in the country and is gorgeous this time of year.

Warm sand, lovely wares, wilderness survival gurus, live music… what more could you ask for in the dead of winter.

If you’d like to learn about bird language, primitive pottery, hide tanning, knife making and a host of other wilderness skills join me in Arizona February 11-17.

Bird Mentor is partnering with The River’s Path to offer you a spectacular week long canoe retreat on the Green River this spring.  Details to come…  Send me a message if you’d like to be added to our Interested Parties List (birdmentor@yahoo.com).

Already Gone . . .

September 10-16, 2017 I’ll be teaching at Rabbitstick in Rexburg, Idaho

Come join me and a host of other wildly 😉 talented instructors for the 30th anniversary of the longest running primitive skills gathering in the country.

July 21-23. Advanced Skills for Beginning Birders.  Whether you are brand new to the world of birding or already have a strong base knowledge, you can quickly improve your skills of identification and expand your awareness, deepening your connection with those eloquent feathered ones of your bioregion.
You will learn the “Art of Questioning and Observation”, the key to identifying a bird by the flick of its tail, the signature swoop it makes in flight or its distinctive silhouette atop a far off tree.  You will also delve into the topics of deep bird language, bird behavior, habitat, field-marks, posture, shape, tracks, size and voice.
July 21-22. Advanced Skills for Beginning Birders.  Whether you are brand new to the world of birding or already have a strong base knowledge, you can quickly improve your skills of identification and expand your awareness, deepening your connection with those eloquent feathered ones of your bioregion.
You will learn the “Art of Questioning and Observation”, the key to identifying a bird by the flick of its tail, the signature swoop it makes in flight or its distinctive silhouette atop a far off tree.  You will also delve into the topics of deep bird language, bird behavior, habitat, field-marks, posture, shape, tracks, size and voice.
June 17-23. Saskatoon Circle is about connection.  Connection with the earth and the old ways that sustained humanity for countless generations before us. Connection with each other in a network of people who have similar interests, despite our many differences. Connection with the undercurrent of spirit that enriches our lives, in a way that feels genuine to the individual, and yet is felt by all.
I’ll be teaching Bird Language and Advanced Birding Skills throughout the week. I’d love to see you there.

June 2-4. Summit Sisters is an annual gathering that serves to build community and inspire participants to be their boldest, best, selves and create lives of meaning and fulfillment. It’s a weekend of experiential workshops on a range of topics from: nature awareness skills, outdoor adventure, holistic healing, career and life exploration, among others.

Come learn about the birds with me at this amazing event.

Join me May 13th for the Mancos Valley and Summit Ridge Lakes tour at the Annual Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival.  The festival provides a popular venue for visiting southwestern Colorado during the second weekend in May. Nestled between alpine and mesa forests and scenic desert canyons, the Four Corner’s intriguingly diverse landscapes, and mild climate, have drawn people to the region for generations.

Warm sand, lovely wares, wilderness survival gurus, live music… what more could you ask for in the dead of winter.

If you’d like to learn about bird language, primitive pottery, hide tanning, knife making and a host of other wilderness skills join me in Arizona February 12-18.

September 11-17, 2016 I’ll be teaching at Rabbitstick in Rexburg, Idaho

Come join me and a host of other wildly 😉 talented instructors at the longest running primitive skills gathering in the country.

Join me August 14-16, 2016 for an Advanced Skills Birding Workshop.

There are tons of other Wilderness Skills courses too.

Join me at Earth Star Retreat Center on August 26-28, 2016 to participate in

an Advanced Skills for Beginning Birders weekend workshop.