NEW… Private Guided Bird Watching Experiences for small groups.
AND… The Locals favorite Birdwalks @ White Memorial Conservation Center.
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.
May 20, 2020
Join Kristi Dranginis & Dan Gardoqui for a guided journey into the world of the bird language. We will help you fast-track your bird language understanding as we take a deep dive into the six modules of the Backyard Bird Language online course.
In the course, you’ll receive daily field practices and a weekly training video with a focal topic to explore. This group mentoring add-on is designed to amplify your learning and give you extra guidance with each step.
Due to concerns with COVID-19 the following programs are posponed until further notice
Saturday, Aprl 11, 2020
Can you tell the difference between an owl, hawk & turkey feather? Would you like to? It’s relatively easy, actually … with the right tools that is.
Join Kristi Dranginis, founder of BirdMentor.com to learn the key features to unlocking the mystery of the bird feathers you find. If we are lucky, we may even receive a visit from a live feather ambassador!
April 17-18, 2020. Join Kristi & Connor Stedman at Wild Earth in New Platz, NY for this experiential weekend to observe and learn bird language first hand. You will learn, the “5 Voices” of the birds, the shapes of alarm and bird language “signatures”, practices of invisibility, as well as steps and tools for further learning!
May 12-18, 2020. Join Kristi & Crow Canyon Archaeological center for a rare opportunity to blend your passion for birding and archaeology.
Does the language of the birds and their subtle ways inspire you?
Gain insight into the meaning of birds for the Zuni and see some of the vast avian related rock images, materials, and artwork. Whether you are a casual birder or an expert, you’ll add depth to your knowledge on this unique, birding journey!
Led by exceptional scholars, you will explore an innovative approach to birding along with the important and complex roles of birds and bird symbolism in Pueblo thought, ritual, visual arts, and oral traditions.
Already Gone 😉
March 25, 2020
Join us in an international “virtual fire-side” conversation where family-friendly nature-based skills, activities, and so much more are brought right to your living room!
May 23-17, 2018. Interpreting Bird Language is an art form. 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.
We can learn to understand this language. In fact, we are “hard wired” to learn this, as countless generations of our ancestors depended on this ancient skill to survive, around the world. Together with a group of mentors and fellow bird lovers you will learn the unique patterns of the birds and animals, and what they are telling us through their behavior and language.
August 14 – 19. Late Summer Birding in the Dreamy Hills of Southern Arizona. Um…. what’s not to love!! From our base at the lovely PANDORA RANCH in Arivaca Arizona, we’ll enjoy daily excursions to some of the best birding locations in the country –Madera Canyon, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arivaca Creek, Paton Center for Hummingbirds, and the Chiricahua Mountains.
May 15-22. The Sharpening Stone is an organization dedicated to bringing a deeper understanding of living close to the Earth. Their annual gather allows folks to learn from a large pool of instructors with a wide range of expertise. They are focused on sustainable living techniques and ancient nature-based skills. Deep in the heart of timberland, they are located on a beautiful remote property near Grants Pass, Oregon.
May 8-14. Buckeye Pathways Week. Come to the Sierra Foothills to learn an Ancestral Skill with a community of supportive teachers and participants.Pathways is a deep dive into a small village experience, in which you choose one class to jump into for five full days. Join an incredible bunch of teachers who are stoked to share their immense knowledge and expertise with you.
Each day I’ll be facilitating a morning and evening bird sit… and probably more if you ask.
April 21-29. How does spring migration on the Green River in a canoe with a master guide and private mentor sound? The River’s Path and Bird Mentor are partnering to explore a gorgeous section of the Green River, which just happens to be one of the main north-south flyways for many North American waterfowl. Click the button to learn more.
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.
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.
Come learn about the birds with me at this amazing event.
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.
Come join me and a host of other wildly 😉 talented instructors at the longest running primitive skills gathering in the country.
There are tons of other Wilderness Skills courses too.
an Advanced Skills for Beginning Birders weekend workshop.