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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 CanyonPatagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, Patagonia Lake State ParkArivaca CreekPaton Center for Hummingbirds, and the Chiricahua Mountains.  

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?

August 26- September 1.  Leisurely explore the canyon country landscape learning how to identify a bird by its song or flight pattern then dine with fellow bird lovers as you scour the field guides with a dedicated mentor by your side.  Experience birds from diverse wildlife habitats such as, pinyon/ juniper forest, sagebrush flats, lush riparian canyons & montane forests. **Black-throated, Vesper, Lark Sparrows, Indigo & Lazuli Buntings, Dusky & Hammond’s Flycatchers, Golden Eagle, Chukar, & MacGillivary’s, Grace’s, Virginia’s, Black-throated Gray Warblers, to name only a few.  Learn how to cook gourmet backcountry cuisine over the fire in a cast iron pot.  Sleep under the stars (or inside the comfort of a wall tent) on a cozy bed you made from natural materials.

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.

If you are interested in supporting the preservation and longevity

of Big Trees in Durango, CO click the button above to learn more.

 

Already Gone 😉 . . .

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.

I’ll be teaching Bird Language and Advanced Birding Skills throughout the week. I’d love to see you there.

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.

April 14-15. 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.

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.

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.

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.